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Old 09-20-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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Help with FBReader setup

Hi All

I notice that the FBReader preferences dialogue contains a tab for "Keys". Does that mean that I can asign an action for a particular key and if so could someone please explain how it is done.

What I would like to do is have the space bar "turn pages" if that is possible.

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Old 10-01-2010, 05:05 PM   #2
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I notice that the FBReader preferences dialogue contains a tab for "Keys". Does that mean that I can asign an action for a particular key and if so could someone please explain how it is done.
What I would like to do is have the space bar "turn pages" if that is possible.
In FBReader, click the Preferences icon (the gear on the menu bar). In the FBReader Options dialog box, select the Tab button. Focus on the Action for Key box, and press the key you want to define. The Spacebar will display when pressed as <space>.

A new box will appear blow offering the possible actions the key can be bound to. Selecting the box will produce a drop down list. "Scroll Forward Page" looks like the closest to what you want.
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for that Dennis. It's simple when you know how and I really appreciate you taking the time to respond.

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Old 10-03-2010, 10:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for that Dennis. It's simple when you know how and I really appreciate you taking the time to respond.
It's not intuitive, and user documentation is a future goal for FBReader.

I have it here under Windows and Linux. The big win for me is support for Plucker format. I have about 4,000 Plucker volumes converted from HTML, and it's nice to be able to read them on something other than my Palm OS PDA.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
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Hi to all,

2 weeks ago I changed my device from Palm T5 to HTC Legend and I'm also searching for a reader that is able to read my Plucker files. So I found FbreaderJ 0.7.7 in the Android market. But unfortunately I am not able to open the plucker files. I have copied the .PDB files to /sdcard/books but FbreaderJ didn't recognize it.

Where is the problem?
Has anyone an idea?

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Old 10-07-2010, 03:26 PM   #6
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Hi to all,

2 weeks ago I changed my device from Palm T5 to HTC Legend and I'm also searching for a reader that is able to read my Plucker files. So I found FbreaderJ 0.7.7 in the Android market. But unfortunately I am not able to open the plucker files. I have copied the .PDB files to /sdcard/books but FbreaderJ didn't recognize it.

Where is the problem?
Has anyone an idea?
Right now, it appears you are out of luck. FBReaderJ is a Java based clone of FBReader, but does not yet support all the features of the original.

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FBReaderJ supports several e-book formats: oeb, epub, fb2. In future releases the list will be extended to support the same formats as the original FBReader. Direct reading from zip, tar and gzip archives is supported.
(Emphasis mine above)

It looks like FBReaderJ doesn't support Plucker yet.

See http://www.fbreader.org/FBReaderJ/ for details.
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What a pity! But nevertheless thanks for your quick response. Do you know any possibiliy to read my plucker files on an Android phone? Or a tool to convert the plucker files to another Android readable format?

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What a pity! But nevertheless thanks for your quick response. Do you know any possibility to read my plucker files on an Android phone? Or a tool to convert the plucker files to another Android readable format?
I don't know anything else offhand that reads Plucker docs on an Android platform.

I did find a Windows command line tool that explodes Plucker documents to HTML, and you ought to be able to convert that to something you can read on the Hero. I've attached a zip archive to this message.

The syntax is
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Usage:  explode [--directory=DIR] [--verbose] [--jpeg-quality=XXX] DOCUMENT-FILE
where --directory is the directory to place the exploded files (the default is .\exploded under the current directory) and DOCUMENT-FILE is the Plucker document you want to explode.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:34 AM   #9
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Hello Dennis,

thanks for your assistance. I will test that command and give you a feedback.

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Hello Dennis,

thanks for your assistance. I will test that command and give you a feedback.
It works here, and doesn't seem to care about compression. (I create my Plucker docs with gzip based high compression rather than the default RLE version, to save space on the device.)

You'll get results like this on a successful explode:
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 Directory of C:\eBooks\@Plucker\exploded

06/24/2010  08:09 PM    <DIR>          .
06/24/2010  08:09 PM    <DIR>          ..
06/21/2010  11:19 AM           739,406 default.html
06/21/2010  11:19 AM             1,671 r2.jpg
06/21/2010  11:19 AM             3,259 r22.html
06/21/2010  11:19 AM             5,691 r23.html
06/21/2010  11:19 AM             1,264 r24.jpg
06/21/2010  11:19 AM               911 r25.jpg
06/21/2010  11:19 AM             1,495 r26.jpg
06/21/2010  11:19 AM             1,872 r27.jpg
06/21/2010  11:19 AM               684 r28.jpg
               9 File(s)        756,253 bytes
               2 Dir(s)  15,633,383,424 bytes free
It's assigning names to extracted elements, but that should not be a problem.

I accumulated a Plucker document or two where I discovered I didn't have the source HTML, so this has been useful on occasion.
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