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Old 01-05-2020, 02:26 PM   #1
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Xray like feature possible for non-Amazon books?

Wasn't sure where to post this, since it's "anything other than Amazon."

Is there a way to get Xray like features (I'm especially interested in Character lookup) without a kindle book? Is this done through the device, or through the file itself?

FYI: I have a kindle and a kobo... experimenting with both. I'm starting to use Calibre a lot.
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:23 PM   #2
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If you use microsoft windows this thread supports an application to build Xray files from arbitrary books.
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=245754
Xray files are separate files that are sqlite databases. Accessing Xray features requires reading the book on an amazon kindle with Xray support (all modern kindles going back at least 6 years).
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:36 PM   #3
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:16 PM   #4
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The application in the thread I listed is the most actively maintained so that is the one I mentioned, but there have been others written in python. I have never used any of them, including the first, You can search on threads tagged x-ray, see what comes up, and give those a try.
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:34 PM   #5
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I've found that most of the benefits of X-Ray can be had by using text search. I rarely use X-Ray since I began doing that.

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I've found that most of the benefits of X-Ray can be had by using text search. I rarely use X-Ray since I began doing that.

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I do both and I've found that the additional benefits of X-ray are worthwhile for me. I frequently use X-ray. However, I am annoyed that the X-ray files for most books have a lot of errors.
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NO. For x-ray is unique to Amazon specifically
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