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Justified (centre) 64 46.38%
Left aligned (ragged right) 59 42.75%
Does not matter 15 10.87%
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:10 PM   #1
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Do you prefer justified or left-aligned text on a your ereader?

Do you prefer justified or non-justified(ragged right) text on a your reader?

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Old 12-15-2016, 10:21 PM   #2
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I'm usually reading on a small screen, a phone or 6 inch tablet and justified text just looks stupid on such a small scren producing very irregular spacing between words. Left aligned for me.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:24 PM   #3
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I'm not sure I understand the question. It seems to me that nearly all text is left justified and the options are right justified or not.

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Old 12-15-2016, 10:45 PM   #4
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You're right. I worded it wrong. How do I edit the poll options?

I meant this

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Old 12-15-2016, 11:07 PM   #5
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I prefer justified text. Something about those blocks of text, they're soothing.
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:16 PM   #6
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This isn't something I've thought about. Give how many books I've read since I got my ereader a few years ago, I'm sure I must have read both ways. I guess if I didn't notice it, then I must not have a preference......
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:04 AM   #7
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This question has been raised at least once before. I'll give the same answer, for what it is worth, as I gave then.

I design ebooks for the MR library as a hobby. Chapter text is justified, end notes etc are left aligned, book and chapter titles are centered.
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:41 AM   #8
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I would give a slight edge to justified, but after reading left aligned (ragged right) for a few pages, it doesn't bother me. So I voted doesn't matter.
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:04 AM   #9
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Justified for main body with TINY SIDE margins (just enough that the text is never off the visible screen , AKA avoid 'CRT: overscan' problem). Special effects: Hand written Notes, sign ... as appropriate

Chapter Opener: Flush or Indented. Big Letter, Dropcap or Plain (no difference from other body text)

Chapter Titles: Variety Rules. But NEVER Indented+Centered , Justified usually OFF. NEVER waste over 25% of the screen top with whitespace (AKA margin: 30% n 15% n e-Ink is expensive I want it used for WORDS
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:54 AM   #10
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This question has been raised at least once before. I'll give the same answer, for what it is worth, as I gave then.

I design ebooks for the MR library as a hobby. Chapter text is justified, end notes etc are left aligned, book and chapter titles are centered.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:25 AM   #11
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Do you prefer justified or non-justified(ragged right) text on a your reader?
This question has been asked several times in the past.

Roughly 45% prefer left justified - because [relatively] narrow screens (and missing hyphenation on some big-name e-ink readers) mean that the spaces between words in adjacent lines are too uneven

Roughly 45% prefer full justification, because it looks better when done properly [in paper books] and paper books are traditionally printed this way and people want their readers look like printed books. By the way, the very first printed book that featured full justification (and hanging punctuation) was the Gutenberg Bible - this was a feature that they copied from hand-written texts.

And finally, about 10% of people that were interested in answering such poll have no strong opinion on the matter and will happily read in any justification.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:38 AM   #12
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Roughly 45% prefer full justification, because it looks better when done properly [in paper books] and paper books are traditionally printed this way and people want their readers look like printed books.
Agreed. That is why I prefer justified text on my readers, probably.
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:18 AM   #13
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This question has been asked several times in the past.

And finally, about 10% of people that were interested in answering such poll have no strong opinion on the matter and will happily read in any justification.
I am part of the 10%. When I read I am not aware of the text or how it justified. This is my justification and I am sticking to it.
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:39 PM   #14
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Left-aligned for me on my Kindle because of the narrowness of the screen. I use Calibre to change from full justification to left aligned. I'm less picky when reading on my Samsung tablet because with a wider screen there is less spaciness.
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:51 PM   #15
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Every single fiction book on my bookshelf is full justified. So every book I have read has been such. As I consider ebooks to be books like any other, they must be the same. Full justified. I actually pretty much can't read a book with ragged right. I have been known to return such badly formatted ebooks. That is what it is, badly formatted.

I read only on my kindles pretty much and on occasion on my smartphone at doctors office. Same applies there. But I wouldn't read a lot on such a screen anyway.
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