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Old 08-02-2018, 04:08 AM   #1
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Good morning.

A couple of days ago, I buyed a book in ePub format (no other format available). The book is a heavily formatted tome, with a very studied graphical layout as it is a tabletop game manual.

When I try to read this manual on MoonReader+ Pro, the app completely whipes the book css-fomatting, making it almost unreadable. I use a very specific options setup when reading book with this app, so it's a normal event, but even if I remove all of my personalizations, the book still is unreadable.

I even use the "publisher preview" button, but the manual is still very badly rendered as an unreadabale mess up.

So far, only Kobo allows me to read the book as it is intendet to be, but as my main reading app is MoonReader+, I'd like to understand if it's a limit of this very app or if I'm missing something.

The book should be ePub3 format.
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hi, I think WebView(Google Chrome) based readers have better support for epubs with complex css. For example: Reasily and Lithium.
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Good morning.

A couple of days ago, I buyed a book in ePub format (no other format available). The book is a heavily formatted tome, with a very studied graphical layout as it is a tabletop game manual.

When I try to read this manual on MoonReader+ Pro, the app completely whipes the book css-fomatting, making it almost unreadable. I use a very specific options setup when reading book with this app, so it's a normal event, but even if I remove all of my personalizations, the book still is unreadable.

I even use the "publisher preview" button, but the manual is still very badly rendered as an unreadabale mess up.

So far, only Kobo allows me to read the book as it is intendet to be, but as my main reading app is MoonReader+, I'd like to understand if it's a limit of this very app or if I'm missing something.

The book should be ePub3 format.
It's entirely possible that the epub is an epub3 fixed layout which few renderers are capable of handling properly. I ran into this with the British Museum's Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic which looks like crap unless I use the Kobo app (Android or iOS) or a Kobo eInk device. Readium should be able to handle this format but I haven't tested it. I've also read that Gitden is able to handle epub3 FLO but again haven't tried this for myself.

Last edited by DNSB; 08-15-2018 at 05:41 PM. Reason: Corrected yet another fat fingered typo
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