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Old 08-05-2010, 03:22 PM   #16
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For the performance, it depends on your reading habits.
Actually, I'm interested in PDF and DJVU only.

And it seems it's time to learn Chinese.
The next update scheduled this week will support DXG.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:53 PM   #17
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This is really interesting. I tested treasure island as a epub and it worked ok.

Here's a few things

five different font sizes
eight different fonts... I THINK this might support adding more as long as they are true type

test to speech works ok I think the amazon voices are better. I heard a tad of chinese when they were turned on so I'm assuming that would work if I put in chinese text

a pdf worked well although it didn't have a hyperlink. I want to test more on this.

If this was in English I think it would really fly off the shelves...
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:26 PM   #18
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Ok here's a few other things after using it.

epub support gives tts support..it does give tts in chinese

It does allow for it to be said faster or slower

jvdu is a bit iffy

you can make bookmarks and refer back to them

you can go to a given page

You can darken or lighten text

documents can be turned like on the kindle..upsidedown or to the left or right

there is a mp3 player with actual controls

I'm under the assumption there are male and female tts as there is a female character

It uses all of the screen so there isn't really the whole taskbar at the top or bottom

pdf zoom can be whatever percentage you want. there are ways to crop it but I'm not totally sure.

I wouldn't be surprised if amazon hires these guys/gals for the next upgrade...
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:57 PM   #19
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I've spent some time translating the Chinese words into English.
All translations are based on my Kindle DX US edition using 2010.7.31“多看 for kindleDX”0.5.7.3509 Beta6版. I haven't checked whether they are the same in other Kindle versions.
Hope it gives you a glimpse of what duokan firmware can do!


Z. 全部分类 (All categories)
-T. 添加新分类 (Add new category)
X. 最近阅读 (Most recently read) [– i.e. sort by XX]
-1. 书名 (Title)
-2. 作者 (Author)
-3. 星级 (Rating)
-4. 最近阅读 (Most recently read)
-5. 最近加入 (Most recently added)
-6. 文件类型 (File type)
-7. 书摘笔记 (Notes)
S. 查找 (Search)

1. Main Menu
1.1 查找 (Search) Alt+V
1.2 字典 (Dictionary) Alt+K
1.3 跳转 (Go to...) Alt+F
1.4 音乐播放器 (Music Player) Alt+M
1.0 系统设置 (System settings) Alt+SYM
1.5 删除 (Delete) Alt+DEL
1.6 星级 (Rating)
1.7 修改分类 (Change category)
1.8 书签书摘 (Bookmarks & Highlights) Alt+.
1.9 关于本书 (Book info) Alt+Aa

2. Dictionary interface
2.1 删除 (Delete) Alt+DEL
2.2 上移 (Move up) Alt+ ↑
2.3 下移 (Move down) Alt+ ↓

3.1 Rotate screen
-1 顺时针 (Clockwise) ALT+H
-2 逆时针 (Anti-clockwise) ALT+G
3.2 系统重启 (System reboot) Alt+shift+del
3.3 截屏 (Screen capture) Alt+shift+G
3.4 快速翻页 (Fast page turn) Alt+ Next Page(or spacebar)Alt + Prev Page
3.5 全刷 (Refresh) Enter
[Note: spacebar = Next Page when you're not typing]

4. Documents
4.1 TXT、CHM、epub、mobi、PDF reflow

4.1.1 加书签 (Add Bookmark) Alt+/
4.1.2 查看书签和书摘 (My Bookmarks & Highlights) Alt+.
4.1.3 查找 字典 笔记 (Search/Dictionary/Notes) Alt+K
4.1.4 跳转 (Go to...) Alt+F
-1. 目录 (Table of contents)
-2. 跳转到开始 (First page)
-3. 跳转 … 页 (Page …)
-4. 跳转到结尾 (Last page)
4.1.5 开始朗读 (Text to Speech) Alt+L
4.1.6 启动自动翻页 (Auto pageturn) Alt+J
4.1.7 关于本书 (Book info) Alt+Aa
4.1.8 音乐播放器 (Music player) Alt+M
4.1.9 系统设置 (System settings) Alt+SYM

4.2 PDF

4.2.1 加书签 (Add Bookmark) Alt+/
4.2.2 查看书签和书摘 (My Bookmarks & Highlights)Alt+.
4.2.3 跳转 (Go to...) Alt+F
-1. 目录 (Table of contents)
-2. 跳转到开始 (First page)
-3. 跳转 … 页 (Page …)
-4. 跳转到结尾 (Last page)
4.2.4 放大 (Zoon in) Alt+↑
4.2.5 缩小 (Zoom out) Alt+↓
4.2.6 音乐播放器 (Music Player) Alt+M
4.2.7 系统设置 (System settings) Alt+SYM

4.3 Pictures

4.3.2 放大(Zoon in) Alt+↑
4.3.3 缩小(Zoom out) Alt+↓
4.3.4 音乐播放器 (Music Player) Alt+M
4.3.5 系统设置 (System settings) Alt+SYM

5. Categories

5.1 添加新分类 (Add new category) Alt+N
5.2 跳转 (Go to…) Alt+F
5.3 查找 (Search) Alt+V
5.4 系统设置 (System settings) Alt+SYM
5.5 删除 (Delete) Alt+DEL
5.6 上移 (Move up) Alt+↑
5.7 下移 (Move down) Alt+↓

6. Aa Menu

6.1 TXT、CHM、epub、mobi、PDF reflow

[Font size]
---------------------
中文 (Chinese font): 1. [the name of font]
英文 (English font): 2. [the name of font]
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翻页 (Page turn): 3. 正常 (Normal) 4. 瞬翻 (Instant) 5. 自动 (Auto)
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朗读 (TTS): 6.开关 (On/Off) 7. [Language] (1. 普通话 Putonghua 2. 粵语 Cantonese 3. 英语English 4. 自动 Auto)
8. 男声/女声 (Male Voice/Female Voice) 9. 语速 (Speaking Speed)

6.2 PDF

屏幕显示(Display): 1. [Fit width] 2. [Fit all]
110% 120% 130% 140%
自定义比例 (Customize ratio)
手动裁边 (Manual cropping) 区域放大 (Enlarge portion)
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版式 (Page format): 3. 正常 (Normal) 4. 智能重排 (Reflow)
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字色 (Font colour): 5. 正常 (Normal) 6. 加黑 (Darkened)
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方向 (Orientation)
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双栏 (Double columns)
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:31 AM   #20
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系统设置 (System settings)
----[press “Page turn” for the next page of System settings]

系统信息 (System info)
A 软件版本 (Firmware version)
B. 存储容量 (Storage space)
C. 版权声明 (Declarations)
D. 帮助文档 (Help document)
设备重启 (Reboot device)
E. 系统重启 (System reboot)
F. 切换到 Kindle 系统 (Switch to Kindle official firmware)
G. 默认重启进多看系统 (Default reboot by duokan firmware): 开启 (On) 关闭 (Off)
翻页设置 (Page turn settings)
H. 每多少次翻页全刷 (No. of page turns for each full refresh) [full refresh means you’ll get a black flash]
I. 每隔多少秒自动翻页 (Seconds before each auto page turn)
系统默认设置 (System default settings)
J. 默认中文字体 (Default Chinese font)
K. 默认英文字体 (Default English font)
----[put your own fonts into root\DK_System\system\font\]
L. 默认字号 (Default font size)
M. 默认翻页方式 (Default mode of page turn): 瞬翻 (Instant) 正常 (Normal)
N. 默认PDF加黑级别 (Default font darkening level): 设置 (Set)
O. PDF 放大后显示模式 (Display mode after zooming PDF): 居中 (Central) 自然 (Natural)

系统设置 (System settings)

朗读设置 (TTS settings)
A 语速设置 (Speed setting): 超慢/较慢/标准//较快/超快 (Slowest/Slower/Standard//Faster/Fastest)
B. 发音风格 (Speaking style): 字正腔圆 (Pronounce) 原汁原味 (Original) 平铺直叙 (Flat) 抑扬顿挫 (Rhythmical)
输入法设置 (Input Settings)
C. 默认输入法(Default Input Method): 英文 (English) 拼音 五笔
D. 已安装输入法 (Installed Input Method): 英文 (English) 拼音 五笔
其他设置 (Other settings)
E. 开机密码 (System password): 设置 (Set)
F. 日期时间 (Date and Time)
G. 按 HOME 键返回到 (Press “HOME” to go to…): 目录 (Contents) 全部分类 (All Categories)
翻页设置 (Page turn settings)
H. 支持原系统目录 (Support original system folders): 是 (Yes) 否 (No)
----[i.e., displaying documents & pictures in the root\documents\ & root\pictures\ folders rather than root\DK_documents\ & root\DK_Pictures\ folders only]
I. 屏幕取词时间 (Time for word capture) [for dictionary] 2秒 (2 seconds) 3秒 (3 seconds) 5秒 (5 seconds) 关闭 (Turn off)
J. 屏保选择 (Screensaver option): 原 kindle 屏保 (Original kindle screensavers) 用户屏保 (User’s screensavers)
----[Put your own pictures into root\DK_System\Savers\]

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Old 08-07-2010, 08:22 AM   #21
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thanks a lot for taking your time.
As soon as the duokan's firmware loses its beta status, it would help a lot to create an English interface.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:01 AM   #22
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I only have a few other questions..

1) It seems that there is a signal meter. Can this connect to whispernet or some other network?

2) Is there a highlight feature?

3) how exactly would someone take notes with the other characters given the keyboard?

I think this could be a huge asset to ESL especially on a larger screen. a DXG would be really nice with it.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:00 PM   #23
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Also would there ever be a form of a cursor? I think that's the biggest difference so far
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:56 AM   #24
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First beta for DXG is available.
According to some users rather unstable, so I haven't tried it out yet.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:19 PM   #25
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description of what the DuoKan's firmware is capable of:
http://netherlandsdaniel.blogspot.co...kindle-dx.html
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:35 AM   #26
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It seems the Duokan team is planning to add multi-language interface. English and Japanese first probably. And the new version of duokan can connect to internet through usb cable. The support for Word file was also added.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:36 AM   #27
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How to update to new build?

To update to the new build , Can you just copy the new DK_system to overwrite the old build, or do you have to go through the whole update firmware process again? thanks
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It seems the Duokan team is planning to add multi-language interface. English and Japanese first probably. And the new version of duokan can connect to internet through usb cable. The support for Word file was also added.
any word on when?
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With the DXG's PDF support looking like a bad joke, this project looks very interesting.

Does anyone use this firmware on DXG? I am a newbie to Kindle(received mine yesterday), and I am looking for information how stable the software is on DXG, what the dangers are (bricking etc).

Is the firmware open source?
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:19 AM   #30
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went ahead and installed the duokan's firmware.

Every operation has a shortcut attached to it, so there's hardly need in the joystick and you can operate your Kindle more efficiently.
You can switch from the duokan's firmware to the original firmware back and forth.

indranet's translation was quite a help but still I felt myself kinda handicapped and could not test the firmware extensively (in the meantime, a couple of additional items have been added to the menu and settings not mentioned by indranet).
Just flipped through a couple of pdfs, djvus, epubs and chms.
All worked quite nicely, with page turning not slower than in the original firmware for pdf files.
On the downside, some pdfs come over as having thicker letters than in the original firmware, which I did not like. I can imagine you could make some adjustments in the duokan's settings but I could not test it, being completely ignorant in the Chinese.

Overall, I like it more than the original firmware and look forward to the English/German/Russian/French ... translations of the interface.
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