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Justified (centre) 63 45.99%
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Old 12-18-2016, 06:46 PM   #31
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I voted for justify.

I happen to prefer no hyphenation as well. Perhaps, because I read with a pretty small font I have never really suffered with crazy spacing issues.
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Old 12-18-2016, 06:54 PM   #32
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Just curious - would you be able to read something like this? I was going also do a screen print with a ragged right, but I forgot that Bookari can't do left justify anymore.

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Yes, better than a ragged right side.
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:02 PM   #33
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Yes, better than a ragged right side.
You've got a much better brain than me then. My brain takes too long to put the words with huge spaces between back together again. I end up losing concentration and just give up. Maybe this is my dyslexia rearing its ugly head.
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:15 PM   #34
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You've got a much better brain than me then. My brain takes too long to put the words with huge spaces between back together again. I end up losing concentration and just give up. Maybe this is my dyslexia rearing its ugly head.
I prefer no such huge spaces but I can stand it. Left aligned, I can't. I have to modify the book.
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Old 12-18-2016, 07:42 PM   #35
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Well, I wouldn't like to have huge spaces in the middle of a line, but I have run across this only a few times. Usually in the ebooks I read, the spaces between words are pretty small, no matter what kind of justification is used.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:42 PM   #36
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I prefer justified with occasional ragged rights when justified creates too much empty space, which is what kindle used to do with the old mobi format

I dislike hyphen-
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Old 12-19-2016, 12:32 AM   #37
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I have a strong preference for full justification with hyphenation. If I read on a narrower screen I'd use more aggressive hyphenation settings to avoid word spacing problems. I'd rather have a hyphenated word at the end of every other line than a ragged right margin.
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Old 12-19-2016, 01:08 AM   #38
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You've got a much better brain than me then. My brain takes too long to put the words with huge spaces between back together again. I end up losing concentration and just give up. Maybe this is my dyslexia rearing its ugly head.
I don't know. That text looks a lot like my Palm E2, where I read two years, and you get used to it if you felt rage with the ragged border
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I selected doesn't matter but I don't like either the extra space between words added or the jagged edges. For reading I use coolreader app that has a hyphenation dictionary which solves the problems for many instances.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:09 AM   #40
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I strongly, strongly prefer "justified" text. And I adjust the fonts to be on the larger than average size.

A ragged right edge really slows me down.



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Just curious - would you be able to read something like this? I was going also do a screen print with a ragged right, but I forgot that Bookari can't do left justify anymore.

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Yes, better than a ragged right side.
Yep, me too. In fact, on my JetBook Lite (I think a 5 inch screen?) I find it easier to scan the words, even with large-ish spaces.
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I selected doesn't matter but I don't like either the extra space between words added or the jagged edges. For reading I use coolreader app that has a hyphenation dictionary which solves the problems for many instances.
Totally! I'd prefer justification but imo it isn't worth it if it doesn't hyphenate.

I'd also prefer to be able to put coolreader on my e-reader :-)
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You've got a much better brain than me then. My brain takes too long to put the words with huge spaces between back together again. I end up losing concentration and just give up. Maybe this is my dyslexia rearing its ugly head.
I am on the opposite side of spectrum than you - no problems with reading ever, very fast reader, and I strongly prefer ragged right.

We were conditioned to like full justification, because books are usually printed that way, but the [paper] books have enough characters on line that you do not get this uneven-spacing problems. Plus, typesetting for printed books used to be done by a trained human hand that can address problems with non-uniform typographical grey.

Newspaper columns are also printed that way - typically very narrow columns, but they have to be printed with full justification, because otherwise you would have difficulty seeing the right border of the column.
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Using left-aligned text has no justification whatsoever.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:56 AM   #44
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On a Kobo reader, yes. On the Sony 950 or the horrible Onyx Boox 60 I started out on it wasn't possible. And of course Amazon knows best, so you can only view an ebook the way they present it on their hardware.
But, there are choices. You can buy a Reader that does typesetting including hyphens without the need for a special secret format. You can buy a Reader that you can install apps that do this. So yes, there are choices and you can choose a Reader to present the text in a pleasing way or not.

If a Reader doesn't display as you like, get one that does.
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That looks awful. Terrible font, wide gaps, and no hyphenation. I'll stick with a program & Reader that handles typesetting that works for me.
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