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Old 09-12-2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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How can I read books in Russian or other languages on DX?

Hello there,
I got DX Graphite international edition. As I assume it is supposed to support other languages than English. In particular I tried to send Russian document for conversion through Amazon service and only got a mess. I tried to convert a book into Russian using Calibre. It didnt help either. So can Kindle recognize Cyrillic fonts?
I would nt like to do hacks, convert books into PDFs with embed fonts or other workarounds. I am curios if Cyrilic fonts are finally supported on latest Kindle and how can I create a book so Kindle could proper recognize it?
Thanks and happy reading.
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Old 09-12-2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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Cyrillic fonts are supported since the Kindle 3.

Maybe there is a font hack or something for the DX, i don't know.
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:51 PM   #3
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You should convert your cyrillic text to PDF.
Or wait for the new K3-like firmware.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:57 PM   #4
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You may have an issue with the encoding between the original document and the Kindle. You may need to figure out the original encoding (there are lots of different ones), then use a tool to convert the input file (html or txt) to UTF-8, then convert that document.

Dealing with different encodings is a royal pain.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:36 PM   #5
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You may have an issue with the encoding between the original document and the Kindle. You may need to figure out the original encoding (there are lots of different ones), then use a tool to convert the input file (html or txt) to UTF-8, then convert that document.

Dealing with different encodings is a royal pain.
Well, its a royal pain on Kindle. I tested other (smaller) e-Readers and they support other languages perfectly. I dunno why Amazon state the Kindle is and international unit. International means not only be able to download books being in other country but also be able to read a book in other language.
The easiest way is just to convert to PDF but again PDF support is horrible on Kindle, even on DX latest edition..
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:57 PM   #6
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Install RUSSIAN FONTS

If you are happy to jailbreak your Kindle, see http://blogkindle.com/unicode-fonts-hack/
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:45 AM   #7
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For installing 3.2.1 (the firmware of 3rd generation kindles) on your kindle DXG and use the Cyrilic fonts natively on your kindle DXG, have a look at this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=127969

For font hacks for 2.5.8 for kindle DXG have a look at here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88004
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