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Old 07-19-2018, 12:51 AM   #61
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Could an ePub file be causing device problems ?? I had a battery drain problem on my brand new h2O. Ended up getting a brand new one. Same thing is happening. I suspect it might be a faulty ePub file ??? Could it be it ?
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:16 AM   #62
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how do they calculate percentages?

I just noticed that the % were whacky: 27+65 = 92; 30% + 72.2%? In fact it is now 29% and 71%.
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:56 AM   #63
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I just noticed that the % were whacky: 27+65 = 92; 30% + 72.2%? In fact it is now 29% and 71%.
Where are you seeing these? I can't think of anywhere there are two percentages displayed that you would expect to add together to 100%.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:05 AM   #64
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Where are you seeing these? I can't think of anywhere there are two percentages displayed that you would expect to add together to 100%.
In the poll results, which only show if you vote.

Edit: just noticed the total number of voter, 90, which is inferior to the total of those who chose epubs (27) and those who chose kepubs (65). I thought it was impossible to choose both but apparently it is not. 27/90 30% and 65/90 is 72.2%, so the % are ok in this case, and 2 persons "preferred" both epub and kepub, which doesn't fit my understanding or what "prefer" means. But then I'm French.

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2 persons "preferred" both epub and kepub, which doesn't fit my understanding or what "prefer" means. But then I'm French.
Just speculating here, but it could mean "it depends" if a person prefers to use the format based on some book characteristics (contains images, that sort of thing).
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:06 AM   #66
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In the poll results, which only show if you vote.

Edit: just noticed the total number of voter, 90, which is inferior to the total of those who chose epubs (27) and those who chose kepubs (65). I thought it was impossible to choose both but apparently it is not. 27/90 30% and 65/90 is 72.2%, so the % are ok in this case, and 2 persons "preferred" both epub and kepub, which doesn't fit my understanding or what "prefer" means. But then I'm French.
The the poll allowed multiple selections. The poll question, first post and thread title are inconsistent. I interpreted it as "Which formats do you sideload?" While I usually use epub, I sideload as kepub enough that I selected both answers.
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I'm all for the kepubs! Though mainly for the extra statistics, especially time left in chapter (while viewing full book page numbers in the footer).


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I prefer Kepub - I like knowing how long it till take to read the current and next chapter.

I patch to reduce the header size and footer margin.

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What patch reduces the header size?
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:53 AM   #68
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Look in the nickel.patch file in the GeoffR & Co. patches. The patch comes in two flavours to reduce height by 33% or 50%. Look for "Custom Header menubar" in the patch file.

If you are not familiar with the patch generation, check Instructions for patching firmware 4.9.11311 for more information. If you are not on 4.9.11311, look in the sticky "An index of all patch threads" to locate your firmware version.
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Just on principle I use epub, except for a few publcation with footnotes or suchlike where kepub is a must
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:51 PM   #70
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Look in the nickel.patch file in the GeoffR & Co. patches. The patch comes in two flavours to reduce height by 33% or 50%. Look for "Custom Header menubar" in the patch file.

If you are not familiar with the patch generation, check Instructions for patching firmware 4.9.11311 for more information. If you are not on 4.9.11311, look in the sticky "An index of all patch threads" to locate your firmware version.
Aaahhh thanks DNSB, I've seen and tried that patch. It's not just for the header, it's for the header menu (as well). I want a full size menu but a tiny title header while reading kepubs. I thought that was what Ksquared was referring too... Alas.
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Aaahhh thanks DNSB, I've seen and tried that patch. It's not just for the header, it's for the header menu (as well). I want a full size menu but a tiny title header while reading kepubs. I thought that was what Ksquared was referring too... Alas.
Would full screen reading work for you? You can't get smaller than no header at all, but menu sizes aren't touched.
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Would full screen reading work for you? You can't get smaller than no header at all, but menu sizes aren't touched.
Thank you. I did try it, but didn't enjoy it. Apparently I want to see the footer
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Thank you. I did try it, but didn't enjoy it. Apparently I want to see the footer
You're not alone! I would love to have a patch similar to the footer one reducing the headers in kepub books. I think making one should be possibek, but, being chronically incompetent, haven't dared trying anything yet. If such a patch is some day available or something else changes, I'm going to mostly stick with full screen reading.


As for kepub v epub, I'm mostly in the kepub camp but not sure if that's more because I've gotten used to it and have lazy css clean-up routines, or because of the minor advantages the renderer offers (though there are quite a few books where pop-up footnotes have been extremely useful). Extra stats are nice but I rarely look them up in full screen mode.

I have applied some patches to both kepub and epub renderers so with a decent source file both formats can look pleasant to my eye. Particularly now that epubs are no longer so slow to operate and I'm getting used to a bit bigger screen where full justification no longer feels out of the question, I've come to appreciate the equally minor advantages of the epub renderer more. Maybe I'll just have to edit the files more thoroughly from now on to become a real convert...
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Epub only for fullscreen reading and better typography.
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