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Old 12-18-2009, 04:50 PM   #106
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I can be that PRS-500 beta tester! Although, I have limited knowledge in programming.

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Old 12-19-2009, 12:05 AM   #107
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Tell me your firmware version.
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Kartu, you may want to include my Default EPUB fonts hack in Url Plus, since you are already modifying the firmware...
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Nice.

I don't remember, whether .so file needs x flag, if it does, updating it a single file (option 5) with igorsk's universal flasher won't work. (it works only with non executable files, since x flag is never set).

I don't get how epub works in ebook, could you elaborate? I'm confused with:
1) can epub file explicitly reference certain font by name (e.g. "Impact")? As far as I see from reading the code, ANY font file located in fonts is loaded.
2) What will happen if there is no userStyle.css file in epub, will it still work as before?
3) Could you change the path to /Data/database/system/epub?

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I don't remember, whether .so file needs x flag, if it does, updating it a single file (option 5) with igorsk's universal flasher won't work. (it works only with non executable files, since x flag is never set).
It works, though. So maybe it doesn't need the 'x' flag.

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1) can epub file explicitly reference certain font by name (e.g. "Impact")? As far as I see from reading the code, ANY font file located in fonts is loaded.
Yes. But most often people don't specify font names, they just leave the renderer to use default fonts ("serif", "sans-serif" and "monospace").

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2) What will happen if there is no userStyle.css file in epub, will it still work as before?
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3) Could you change the path to /Data/database/system/epub?
No. My hack depends on matching the filename length of the original filename. You start with res:///adobe/pxf/userStyle.css, so you have 30 characters to work with, 12 of which are pre-determined (res:///Data/). You would have to be able to recompile the .so file if you wanted to increase the length.
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3) Could you change the path to /Data/database/system/epub?
You could probably do it using links, though. Or change the filename, e.g. /Data/database/style.css is doable.
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:35 AM   #112
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Does PRS 500 have the same so file?
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I have no idea whatsoever. But if you have a flasher for PRS-500, you can use the same method I used for PRS-505 - you extract the file from original firmware, overwrite its contents, then flash it back.

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Old 12-19-2009, 12:15 PM   #115
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kartu, I just tried installing according to your guide. But I wasn't sure if I have to replace the database folder of my 505 or if I just add the system folder to the existing database folder. Once I know I'll go ahaed and do it and then I'll take the pictures. Where do you want me to put them? Right here in the forum?
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if I have to replace the database folder of my 505 or if I just add the system folder to the existing database folder.
Just copy the supplied "database" folder over your existing "database" folder, replacing any files that already exist (if any).
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Thanks for the hint. I think it's just awesome. Uniform font size was something I wanted all the way through. Even in my private documents I hate too much different formatting. I'll tinker around the menus tonight and will take the pictures tomorrow when we have "available light" for taking the pictures. Just awesome!
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:13 PM   #118
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My firmware is: 1.0.03.07170
OK, please do the following:

0) connect your ebook to PC/mac

1) download and extract this to your SD card:
http://prs-plus.googlecode.com/files/flasher-igorsk.zip

2) create the following folder structure on your SD card:
/files.500.1.0.03.07170/opt/sony/ebook (don't put any files there)

3) disconnect your ebook, igorsk's flasher should start

4) press 5, this will copy content of your firmware to the new_opt3.img file.

5) press menu to exit the flasher

Send the new_opt3.img file to kartu3@gmail.com. (don't try to compress it, as it's already compressed)
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Ok, I've been tinkering a little with the new software. Would it be possible to open the files (books) when browsing the folders? Once a bookmark is set, I have no problem finding my stuff again where I left off. But to initially find something, I'd rather depend on folder browsing as I usually recall the filename instead of the books name. Otherwise, I just love the uniform font size, the Sudoku may be something my wife is looking into and I love the structure of the menu. Thanks for the work so far.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #120
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Mike, I am not sure what you mean:
1) Having "continue reading" in Browse Folders menu?
2) Opening books from external card with disabled scanning?

you should be able to open books when browsing folders, unless it's an SD/MS card with EXPLICITLY disabled scanning (.noscan file present in the root folder) in which case you'd get a menu to copy the file to internal memory.
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