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Old 12-31-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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PocketBook 360 arrived today

My PocketBook 360 arrived today from Germany. I was very lucky in that I was not asked to pay any Custom fees or VAT by the courier. The Euro 239 price did include a 19% German tax which I had paid to the vendor. I just expected to pay extra UK fees when it was delivered so I had a pleasant surprise.

I really like this little reader and I think the ergonomics on it are great.

I have a small problem with Adobe Digital Edition epubs in that there are only 3 different font sizes. The smallest one is too small and the other two are too large. Has anyone got any ideas to overcome this or perhaps suggest a suitable font that will be more acceptable. I have overcome the problem of page numbers appearing in the RH margin by increasing this to 15.0 pt in Calibre.

I did investigate FBReader but I eventually decided that was a no go. FRReader does not display any scene breaks and does not understand the blockquote tag. It even omitted a salutation because it was superceded by a blockquote. If anyone has any ideas on how to improve the formatting in FBR I would be pleased to hear - within correct XHTML guidelines if possible.
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:50 PM   #2
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The problem is that some ePub do use a small size specified in the CSS. That's not a good thing to do, but they do it. So the best best is to strip the DRM and fix the font size in the CSS.
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:28 PM   #3
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I don't like the FBReader either due to the lack of chapter breaks and most books lose the formatting of the chapter heading, etc. so all the text is the same size. I just live with the font being too large for my liking for now.

I know Calibre has is a Font Rescaling wizard. Will it work with DRMed EPUB? Any EPUBs I own had the DRM <cough> broken.
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:32 PM   #4
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I don't know what I am doing wrong.

I have increased the font-size many times in my header but it still remains the same size in ADE on the PocketBook.

In a browser the text size increases but it doesn't in ADE.

Would someone show me some sample code that they use?
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Old 12-31-2009, 07:13 PM   #5
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Yippee, I have done it.

I enabled the font rescaling in Calibre and altered it to base font size 18.0 pt. (Preferences/Conversion/Look & Feel)

This gives me a basic font that I can read comfortably. The two higher fonts are now much too large but at least I am on the right track.

I will play around some more and get it right.

I have been on this problem for about 8 hours. I kept changing my CSS styles duh!

Thank you everyone.
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I don't like the FBReader either due to the lack of chapter breaks and most books lose the formatting of the chapter heading,
Are you running this version of FBReader:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65865 ?
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