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Justified (centre) 64 46.04%
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:59 AM   #91
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And yes, for the sake of good order, I know that 10.1 tablets are far too big
I find 10" tablets too large, even the lighter ones. I can't balance them in one hand... And I often read in bed, I'll prop up my reader against a pillow. It'll stand turn to landscape if I had auto-rotate on, while I prefer reading it in portrait. So, a two colum layout would be horrible! (top down? )

And one thing I really love about ereaders (in any form, if they be LCD or e-ink or any non-invented screen technology) is that I only have one page (fully justified, naturally!)
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Thanks! How is full justify with hyphenation working out for you so far?
It seems better than the old hyphenation dictionary, and definitely better than fully justified with no hyphenation (I HATE the huge spaces between words)

I have run into a few times when there will be four or more hyphens on a page at the font size that I normally use,(18 lines of text per page) and to me at least, that's pretty ugly as well. While split words don't take me out as much as big spaces, they can be jarring, especially if the story I'm reading is at a slow point and I'm not immersed in it.

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Old 01-03-2017, 05:32 PM   #93
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[QUOTE=Sweetpea;3452122]...It'll stand turn to landscape if I had auto-rotate on, while I prefer reading it in portrait...[QUOTE]

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This just a note in case it helps someone; some reading applications allow one to lock only the reading screen to the orientation wanted, that without locking other apps which remain free to auto-rotate.

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***Note that in my earlier post (and in the above) I was not promoting any type of reading device over another. Was just illustrating how screen contrast may affect the font size one chooses, with the result that screen contrast then indirectly affects justified word spacing. People can read on whatever they like as far as I am concerned.***
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Old 01-04-2017, 08:52 PM   #94
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It seems better than the old hyphenation dictionary, and definitely better than fully justified with no hyphenation (I HATE the huge spaces between words)

I have run into a few times when there will be four or more hyphens on a page at the font size that I normally use,(18 lines of text per page) and to me at least, that's pretty ugly as well. While split words don't take me out as much as big spaces, they can be jarring, especially if the story I'm reading is at a slow point and I'm not immersed in it.

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I could change the settings in the hyphenation dictionary for less hyphens. But the problem with less hyphens means maybe more gaps. I could do it and you could try it and see how that goes if you'd like.

When you are using left justify, there is no hyphenation and at the font size you use, you could get lines that are very different in length with a lot of space left at the end.

One other thing, when using full justified, the spaces between words gets changed as needed and you can sometimes fit more words on a line (without hyphenating) than you can with left justify. In left justify, the spaces are always the same size.
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I could change the settings in the hyphenation dictionary for less hyphens. But the problem with less hyphens means maybe more gaps. I could do it and you could try it and see how that goes if you'd like.

When you are using left justify, there is no hyphenation and at the font size you use, you could get lines that are very different in length with a lot of space left at the end.

One other thing, when using full justified, the spaces between words gets changed as needed and you can sometimes fit more words on a line (without hyphenating) than you can with left justify. In left justify, the spaces are always the same size.
For whatever reason, the space at the end of the line doesn't bother me like the space between words in the same line does. I understand that this probably isn't normal, but it is how I am...I never claimed to be normal

I've finished the book I was reading on my Aura HD with the new hyphenation dictionary, and it was ok--I'm going to leave it set that way for a while and see how it goes.

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For whatever reason, the space at the end of the line doesn't bother me like the space between words in the same line does.
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Me too. At least we have company in our lack of normality
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For whatever reason, the space at the end of the line doesn't bother me like the space between words in the same line does. I understand that this probably isn't normal, but it is how I am...I never claimed to be normal
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Me too. At least we have company in our lack of normality
Actually if you look at the poll numbers it's normal to be ok with the left aligned text. 53% either prefer left aligned or say it doesn't bother them.
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For whatever reason, the space at the end of the line doesn't bother me like the space between words in the same line does. I understand that this probably isn't normal, but it is how I am...I never claimed to be normal

I've finished the book I was reading on my Aura HD with the new hyphenation dictionary, and it was ok--I'm going to leave it set that way for a while and see how it goes.

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Thank you for giving this a try no matter the outcome. Please let me know the outcome when you decide what that is. Thanks.
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Me too. At least we have company in our lack of normality
If you don't mind, I'd like you to give the better hyphenation dictionary a try on your Kobo(s) and let me know how it goes with full justify and better hyphenation. Thanks.
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Actually if you look at the poll numbers it's normal to be ok with the left aligned text. 53% either prefer left aligned or say it doesn't bother them.
That or some didn't choose justified because the option is wrong. It's not centre. That may be throwing some people off and they may be voting incorrectly.
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It's a close vote!

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I use Hyphenate This on books converted for the KPW1 (I only hyphenate the AZW3). The KA1 seems to do it on its own, and for me, it's good enough.
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Well, surprise, surprise. I tried reading with justification off and I find I don't mind it at all. No big spaces in between words is kind of nice. I don't even notice that the text isn't all lined up nice on the right. I think I'll keep it off.
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Well, surprise, surprise. I tried reading with justification off and I find I don't mind it at all. No big spaces in between words is kind of nice. I don't even notice that the text isn't all lined up nice on the right. I think I'll keep it off.
Did you try installing the hyphenation dictionary I mentioned? The settings are such that hyphenation works better than the one installed with the firmware.
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