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Old 04-29-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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hey there.
First things First - I´m using calibre on my windows machine for some time now and it has yet to disappoint me - good work guys.

i have recently started to read ebooks on my mobile phone - (an galaxy S with android 2.3.6 stock rom) I´m currently using FBReader but the catch it that it doesnt support as nearly as much Formats as Calibre does - i know that the possibilities of mobile apps are somewhat löimited, but since you´ve done a good job on the large software, i thought i´d ask for a hint for the mobile software. it would be nice if whatever software you propose would be able to read Epub as well as Lit files (some things in my library are somewhat dusty...) and would be able to remember where i´ve last been in a book.

normally i wouldnt ask, but there so damn much trash floating around for mobile phones that asking for a hint seems like a good idea.

Thx very much.

p.s.: dont hesitate to ask if my english sucks - i´ll think of something to make myself understood.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:01 PM   #2
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For me one of the main uses of calibre is to convert to epub, from other formats, so I can read the books on my device. When I add books to calibre, that are not in epub or pdf format, I convert to epub. So I only have to have a reader app that handles epub and PDF. Mantano in my case.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:31 AM   #3
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You´re right - but these old lit files can be quite the hassle to convert.
Dont know why but they tend to end up screwed and barely readable after conversion.
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When you read lit files in calibre, you are actually reading epubs. Calibre converts the lit files on the fly to epub, and displays them. It's the same for all(?) other formats that the calibre reader can display. Easier to convert and display than it is to display natively. And the code to convert is already there...
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You´re right - but these old lit files can be quite the hassle to convert.
Dont know why but they tend to end up screwed and barely readable after conversion.
Did you mess with the default LIT input conversion settings?
IMHO LIT is one of the cleaner formats to start with.
By cleaner, I mean what I saw as the EPUB was very close to what I saw in MS Reader.
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didnt know calibre was doing that all along - anyway - thx for the advice.
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