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Old 02-17-2010, 04:03 PM   #11
dwallbaum has learned how to buy an e-book online
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Originally Posted by Mike L View Post
What's so terrible about full justification? It's been used in books and newspapers for centuries.
Books and newspapers implement full justification in a far more elegent fashion than the K2 does.

Also, the main - in fact only- reason for full justification is to allow columnar text on pages. Put three or four or five columns on a page and the text needs to be fully justified.

No such requirement for a one-column format such as the Kindle.

This is a matter of preference, but the awkward word spacing of forced justification where not needed, and is avoidable, is irksome to me.

So, Amazon expends the effort to allow landscape mode - a dubious benefit - yet does not bother to turn back on justification. Must be a reason....

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