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Old 10-25-2009, 12:56 AM   #1
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ECO reader best format?

i know that the ECO reader can display a wide range of formats, but is there one or two that it does best? for instance, if i wanted to convert a novel from PDF what would be best to convert it to?

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I personally like FB2 as a format.

I'd almost recommend converting to a few different formats and testing each of them on your Eco Reader and see which you prefer.
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that sounds like a good idea, what can i use to convert it? i have stanza, but that has no option for FB2, and i can not get calibre to work properly on my vista machine.

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PDF to FB2 - Bookdesigner 5 should do nicely this unless the PDF is locked.

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The three formats that are worth comparing are FB2, ePub and MOBI. They each use a different viewer on the ECO Reader. Since you are using Stanza, ePub may be simplest.

One issue with ePub is that there are no options on the device except font size and screen orientation. So if you want a Sans Serif font, or bold text, or left justification this needs to be in the ePub. I like all three, so I use the following extra.css (for Calibre, I don't know how to use this with Stanza):
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body {
    font-family: sans-serif;
	font-weight: bold;
	text-align:  left;
}
The default is the Serif font, normal weight, and full justification.
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The three formats that are worth comparing are FB2, ePub and MOBI. They each use a different viewer on the ECO Reader. Since you are using Stanza, ePub may be simplest.

One issue with ePub is that there are no options on the device except font size and screen orientation. So if you want a Sans Serif font, or bold text, or left justification this needs to be in the ePub. I like all three, so I use the following extra.css (for Calibre, I don't know how to use this with Stanza):
Code:
body {
    font-family: sans-serif;
	font-weight: bold;
	text-align:  left;
}
The default is the Serif font, normal weight, and full justification.
I think that the main advantage to ePub is that one can go into the original files and make changes like the ones described above.

I would have thought though that text-align: justify; would be the way to go. I'm surprised to see that text-align: left; works to justify text.

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I would have thought though that text-align: justify; would be the way to go. I'm surprised to see that text-align: left; works to justify text.
The default is text-align: justify; which can be over-ridden by text-align: left; to give a ragged-right margin. For an ebook that is explicitly configured for left justification, adding text-align: justify; to Calibre's extra CSS might or might not give you full justification, depending on how the ebook's CSS is configured.
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