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Old 09-22-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
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As what I really would like an e-reader for is to read a lot books that Google has scanned, I'd like to ask somebody with a Kindle (non-DX) to take a look at one or more sample books that I'll link to & tell me if they are very readable or not (in PDF). If no one is willing, I totally understand. I think these books were published in such a way that the size might work out alright on the Kindle - and the Kindle has a really unbeatable price point. Thank you so much if you're willing to load any or all of these books & tell me how they look.

http://books.google.com/books?id=Vag...page&q&f=false

http://books.google.com/books?id=nor...page&q&f=false

http://books.google.com/books?id=Qhc...page&q&f=false

http://books.google.com/books?id=Ooj...page&q&f=false
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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eh, those books are available OCR'd text or in a ePub container. which is a lot better than any pdf

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Old 09-22-2010, 09:26 PM   #3
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Your PDF contains text only.. if you can get or convert it to other format, you will definitely get decent read, adjustable font size, etc.

Check some sample view / screenshot for PDF with images + tables here.
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99064
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98975

I had the same concern too for some PDF. But turns out those pdf are quite readable in K3. Kindle DX definitely have better viewing.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:16 AM   #4
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Thank you aquawater - those links probably did as much as anybody looking at the actual books. paperwastage - google's OCR process is not always that great. :\
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