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Old 04-27-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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Is there a reader that will read Russian files without a need to be hacked?

Pretty much the title is my question. I am looking for an eBook reader that will read Russian TXT, DOC maybe PDF files. I know that the Kinde and the Sony Reader have hacks and patches that could achieve that functionality, but i am buying the reader as a gift, so i don't want to hack it on day one. I am not that interested in any protected formats, but it wouldn't hurt.

I think the only other requirement would be that the screen needs to be eInk.

Thanks!

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Old 04-27-2009, 07:21 PM   #2
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Pretty much the title is my question. I am looking for an eBook reader that will read Russian TXT, DOC maybe PDF files. I know that the Kinde and the Sony Reader have hacks and patches that could achieve that functionality, but i am buying the reader as a gift, so i don't want to hack it on day one. I am not that interested in any protected formats, but it wouldn't hurt.

I think the only other requirement would be that the screen needs to be eInk.

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The BeBook / lBook / Astak EZ-Reader / Hanlin v3 (the same device, essentially) is capable of doing this, if the language of the device itself is set to Russian.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:31 AM   #3
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I think the Cybook lets you do that, you will have just to install the correct font.

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Old 04-28-2009, 12:30 PM   #4
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Yes, the CyBook works fine with Cyrillic.
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Russia is big, very big market for e-books and e-book readers.
They have quite a few devices developed specifically for this market.
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http://lbook.com.ua/en/
http://pocketbook.com.ua/
http://www.the-ebook.org/rus/
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Thank you all for the replies, i will look at those models.
I wish i could play with those in person, and compare them side by side.
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Pretty much the title is my question. I am looking for an eBook reader that will read Russian TXT, DOC maybe PDF files. I know that the Kinde and the Sony Reader have hacks and patches that could achieve that functionality, but i am buying the reader as a gift, so i don't want to hack it on day one. I am not that interested in any protected formats, but it wouldn't hurt.

I think the only other requirement would be that the screen needs to be eInk.

Thanks!
If not for the eInk requirement, I would recommend the jetBook as an option. It doesn't support Doc, but it does support Russian txt files, and any device that supports PDF should work fine with Russian PDFs.

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any device that supports PDF should work fine with Russian PDFs
including the kindle?
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The Kindle does not support PDF.
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