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Old 06-29-2010, 06:37 AM   #1
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softroot question

Hi,
I haven't seen the need to softroot my nook yet but maybe it is time. Is there anything in the softroot (web browser maybe?) that will let you read txt files? Support for that kind of thing should be trivial to add if not. Almost all of the ebooks on truly-free.org are in txt format. I tried using Calibre to convert them to pdf but the result was pretty bad. B&N should have supported txt format from the beginning. Any suggestions?
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Hi druzyek, I agree text support should have been there from the beginning. Did you try converting to a format other than pdf? Seems like epub or something like that might work better since it's plain text. I'm not at home right now so can't test it myself. Hopefully someone else will chime in with more advice.
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*.txt with web browser is possible

Readers of B&N's forum could have known that you can use the browser to read sideloaded *.html:
(see http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/...ht/true#M13619)

I tried a plain text file and it worked though all "umlauts" are corrupted. (Softrooted 1.4 nook here)

Sideload a file to a location on to your nook or external sdcard, open the browser, "Go to" -> "Webpage" and give the address as

file:///sdcard/folder/filename.txt - for external sdcard
file:///system/media/sdcard/folder[e.g.my%20documents]/filename.txt - for the nook.

If you plan to use your nook for sideloaded files I suggest you use "calibre" (see forum here http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=166) and let the software transform the files to *.epub, a format which nook can do best.
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