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Old 07-07-2010, 02:22 AM   #181
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:33 AM   #182
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Verry helpfull, so I will give 5 stars!
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:55 AM   #183
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Yep, Caecilia (the Kindle's default Serif font (used in the books, and it's also the default font in the browser)) is indeed missing some combined diatrics. (It does support some diatrics though, ie. the few ones used in french ^^).

Good news is, both Droid & DejaVu have them all (AFAICT).

So, with this font hack, and some particular sets, for example, Museo or DejaVu (And possibly other fonts, I didn't check more than that, if you want me to check a particular font before trying it out, don't hesitate to ask ), you should have a font supporting most (if not all) of the diatrics needed for romanian script.

EDIT: Scratch that, Droid Serif is missing the two 'T comma below' glyphs.

EDIT²: But DejaVu does. I'll attach a DejaVu set to this post .

If you prefer the 'Serif Slab' look of the default font to a classic Serif, the Museo Slab set in my third post should support the needed combined diatrics.

Sorry for posting so late for you guys but my timezone is GMT+2.

Thank you very much NiLuJe for your help. I decided to proceed to jailbreak+fontHack. Here is what happened:

1. jailbreak worked smoothly on my k2i 2.5.3 thanks again NiLuJe (and others who worked with him)
2. hack fonts also installed with no problem .i used the autoreboot options adding a file named reboot in linkfonts folder - great job guys !
3. So far tried 2 font as NiLuJE suggested me (DejaVu and Museo_Slab) and here is the result:

- font hacking is very helpful, using a bolder font brings major improvement to reading experience
- MAJOR breakthrought for me : Romanian webpages display correctly now on my kindle2

-bad news for my converted ebooks (

I tried editing source files (.doc and .rtf) with Word 2007, changing font to Arial, Arial unicode, Lucinda unicode , Ms sans.... and others, and converted those with calibre - no results diacritics not shown...

Still i am sure i am on the right directions in solving this problem

I think i have to find the font standard for romanian webpages and use it for my documents and after that convert them. Do you think this will work?

Is it possible to manually add diacritics to a font? what software do i need?

Any other ideas are welcome.

Thanks again NiLuJe for your assistance . Great guy !

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Old 07-07-2010, 08:10 AM   #184
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hi guys,

I attached to this post a small archive with 4 documents written in romanian: 2 .doc and 2 .rtf that are not properly displayed after converting them with calibre. even after the font hack.

Maybe it is something that i did wrong in the converting process, or i didn't use the right settings...maybe there is another converter who does this job better, i am not sure..

If some of you guys have time to try i will highly appreciate this.

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Old 07-07-2010, 02:57 PM   #185
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The fonts you set in your documents have no impact on the output produced on the Kindle, so that explains some of that. I guess there's a clash in character sets encoding somewhere in the conversion, I'll experiment a bit with this and get back to you

EDIT: @Alex73: Yeah, I can't get it to convert properly directly through calibre either, even after trying most of the usual romanian character encodings as the input charset... Might be just because I'm missing something stupid in calibre to handle these files ^^ One way to do it, when converting from non-HTML based formats like these, is to export them to HTML/XHTML (Or even PDF... -_-") first, and then use that HTML/PDF file in Calibre. That should work way better. (I tried with the XHTML export from OpenOffice, and that seemed to work fine when converted through Calibre!)

Also, @DX Graphite owners: Is it still a B05 serial? What exact version of the firmware is installed? Any brave souls here wanting to help see if that thing's hackable? ^^

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Old 07-07-2010, 04:24 PM   #186
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Also, @DX Graphite owners: Is it still a B05 serial? What exact version of the firmware is installed? Any brave souls here wanting to help see if that thing's hackable? ^^
Not sure of the S/N, but it has been reported that the DXG comes with 2.5.5
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:37 PM   #187
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One way to do it, when converting from non-HTML based formats like these, is to export them to HTML/XHTML
Tried different combination, but this one didn't cross my mind

This works just fine , all books are correctly formatted now Thank you man.

I tried some other fonts in your first post. All of them display the converted books ok, but not all show correctly the web pages in browser. Dejavu, georgia, museo and droid sans works fine with browser and books.
(this apply for romanian language)

Thanks again NiLuJe .

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Old 07-07-2010, 08:12 PM   #188
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Yeah, my guess would be the browser only supports fonts with precomposed characters (the letter + diatrical mark in a single glyph) vs. combining character (the letter in a glyph, and the diatrical mark in another, and the software combines the two to make the specific character).

That's why I was surprised at the vietnamese support of the default font, I wasn't aware of the combining character feature of unicode .

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Old 07-07-2010, 09:00 PM   #189
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For the most daring DXg owners, here's a wild shot in the dark update to see if we can jailbreak that thing. Should fail with a U006 error if all is well. If not, well, I'm out of my depth .

And when I say 'daring', and 'shot in the dark', I really mean that. I don't have, and probably won't ever have one of these, so...

EDIT: Didn't work. ;'(

EDIT²: It's now working. First post updated.

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Old 07-08-2010, 03:24 PM   #190
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For the most daring DXg owners, here's a wild shot in the dark update to see if we can jailbreak that thing. Should fail with a U006 error if all is well. If not, well, I'm out of my depth .

And when I say 'daring', and 'shot in the dark', I really mean that. I don't have, and probably won't ever have one of these, so...
Your jailbreak works, so that's for the shot in the dark. Thanks. However, I can't get the Screensaver hack to work. The custom images never appear, just the defaults.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:00 PM   #191
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Err, I didn't repack the other hacks for the dxg... What bin file did you try to install them (And did the update actually succeed?)?

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Old 07-08-2010, 07:00 PM   #192
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So, I was mistaken. I don't believe that the jailbreak worked because I wasn't able to get anything else working. The error code I received was 0003 not the 0006 you mentioned would occur.

I'll gladly be the test candidate should you like one.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:16 PM   #193
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Yeah, that would have been too easy...

But just to be clear, the jaibreak update failed with a 0003 error? And I guess any other hack failed with a U007?

Anyway, last shot in the dark, I updated (again! ) the files in the first post... You're welcome to try these new ones, but I doubt it'll work... .

Also, just to be sure, what's the beginning of the serial number? (it was B005 on a KDX for example).

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Old 07-08-2010, 11:54 PM   #194
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Also, just to be sure, what's the beginning of the serial number? (it was B005 on a KDX for example).
Just got a Graphite DX today. The serial starts with B009 and the software version is 2.5.5 (495460008).

So it looks like the screensaver hack isn't working for it yet? I was reading through a thread that had a hack to use the current screen as the screensaver but it was for an old version, is there anything like that for the new versions? I really don't see the point of a screensaver for an eink display...
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:42 AM   #195
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Anyway, last shot in the dark, I updated (again! ) the files in the first post... You're welcome to try these new ones, but I doubt it'll work... .
The new ones didn't work either, as you expected. The serial number starts with B009. I assume the hack is closer to that used for the International DX since the new DX is only offered as global.

If you need some non-expertise help (leg work) let me know.
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