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Old 07-10-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
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How do Locations work?

I've looked around on the internet for an explanation of how the kindle determines locations. I'm assuming it's an mobi thing, not a kindle thing, but correct me if I'm wrong.

by locations, i mean the numbers at the bottom of the kindle screen, used as 'page numbers', to navigate the book.

Is it a paragraph count? is it a paging issue?
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It's a Kindle thing, and is a count of every 128 bytes of the file. ie, a count of 8 for each 1k of file, so a 100k file will have about 800 locations.
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hm. i guess that makes locations edition-specific? (though a couple of bytes of difference wouldn't mean much) if it is, then locations are no better than page numbers, and amazon is silly. >_>...

well, thanks.
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They are a little better in that they are independent of font size.
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