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Old 03-27-2020, 09:30 AM   #1246
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I wasn't even sure that there was a formal MOBI spec.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:37 AM   #1247
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If Kobo removed Mobi, hardly any Kobo owner would even notice or care. I would not notice and I would not care as I've never tried Mobi and I never will.
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:03 AM   #1248
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It is ebooks reader not a eg. smartphone. It is dedicated device to do one thing right: read ebooks. We have two main ebooks format: mobi and epub - and this mean that any reader must have 101% compatibility with that. If not, it is critical bug - whatever You write. And over.
Sorry but prc/mobi is a format whose time has come and gone, probably about the time I was using a Palm Pilot as an ereader. The two main ebook formats are azw3 and epub with azw8 (KFX) as a contender and cbr/cbz, mobi and pdf well back. The prc/mobi format supported by the Kobo firmware is the original Mobipocket format so quite a few of Amazon's newer mobi format ebooks are not compatible with a Kobo ereader so conversion to epub is definitely the better choice.

As for 101% compatibility? I would love to find an epub renderer that was 100% compatible with either the epub2 or epub3 specifications.
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Old 03-27-2020, 01:39 PM   #1249
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Sorry but prc/mobi is a format whose time has come and gone, probably about the time I was using a Palm Pilot as an ereader. The two main ebook formats are azw3 and epub with azw8 (KFX) as a contender and cbr/cbz, mobi and pdf well back. The prc/mobi format supported by the Kobo firmware is the original Mobipocket format so quite a few of Amazon's newer mobi format ebooks are not compatible with a Kobo ereader so conversion to epub is definitely the better choice.

As for 101% compatibility? I would love to find an epub renderer that was 100% compatible with either the epub2 or epub3 specifications.
KFX is not really a contender. KFX is just a way for Amazon to combat DRM free eBooks. KFX is a mess and really needs to go away.
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:10 PM   #1250
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KFX is not really a contender. KFX is just a way for Amazon to combat DRM free eBooks. KFX is a mess and really needs to go away.
Jon, in my not so humble opinion, Amazon is not going to drop KFX any time in the near future. Sad fact is that most corporate decisions are made for the benefit of the corporation and not for the benefit of their customers.
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Jon, in my not so humble opinion, Amazon is not going to drop KFX any time in the near future. Sad fact is that most corporate decisions are made for the benefit of the corporation and not for the benefit of their customers.
If Amazon was going to do what was best for it's customers, Mobi would be gone by now and KFX would never have existed.
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:20 PM   #1252
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If Amazon was going to do what was best for it's customers, Mobi would be gone by now and KFX would never have existed.
Ghod! Jon and I are agreeing on something.

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Old 03-27-2020, 08:12 PM   #1253
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I wasn't even sure that there was a formal MOBI spec.
I'm not going to pretend that there wasn't any sarcasm in that statement.

But, I was curious and searched for "mobi spec". From what I can see, there is no formal spec statement. And most of what is known comes from some vague statements on the original Mobipocket site or reverse engineering.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:41 PM   #1254
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I'm not going to pretend that there wasn't any sarcasm in that statement.



But, I was curious and searched for "mobi spec". From what I can see, there is no formal spec statement. And most of what is known comes from some vague statements on the original Mobipocket site or reverse engineering.
Binho. That was what I meant
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In "My Words", tapping "View in Book" does nothing

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Firmware: 5.20.14622 (3/13/20)
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Sideloaded or from Kobobooks: all my books are sideloaded
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Steps to reproduce:
  1. Tap Hamburger icon on top-left corner
  2. Tap "Activity"
  3. Tap "My Words"
  4. Tap one of the words in the list. For example, in my list, one word is "mufti". So I tap "mufti"
  5. I'm taken to the dictionary definition. At the bottom, it says
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    Added from Broken Earth                           View in Book

Current result: Nothing happens. Tried this with several of the "My Words".
Workaround: A workaround is to open the book manually and then do a search for the word.
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Old 05-01-2020, 04:33 PM   #1256
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Current result: Nothing happens. Tried this with several of the "My Words".
Workaround: A workaround is to open the book manually and then do a search for the word.
Stupid question time: What, specifically, are you tapping in your attempt to go from the definition to the book?
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Old 05-01-2020, 05:51 PM   #1257
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That usually means that there is something hardcoded in the book that the reader cannot override. It is usually a sign of a badly constructed book. Exactly what cannot be overridden is different for epubs and kepubs
I had that issue in my pre-Calibre days. I bought a Val McDermott book from B&N, and the font was too light to read on the reader I had at the time. I ended up having to read it, very slowly, on my Blackberry.
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I had that issue in my pre-Calibre days. I bought a Val McDermott book from B&N, and the font was too light to read on the reader I had at the time. I ended up having to read it, very slowly, on my Blackberry.
When the eBook The Martian came out, it was using some very awful embedded fonts. It was using Free Serif, Free Mono, and Free Sans. On eInk they are very light. If I wasn't able to remove the DRM and dump the fonts, it would have been unreadable. I have no idea if it's been fixed since then.
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Stupid question time: What, specifically, are you tapping in your attempt to go from the definition to the book?
I'm tapping the words "View in Book".
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