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Tue December 22 2020

Hisense A7 5G

07:19 AM by kandwo in E-Book Readers | Android Devices

Today Hisense announced the release of their new e-ink smartphone, the A7 5G. What do we know? I haven't been able to find much information about the phone as I don't know Chinese and the webpage won't load for me fully. It is said to be a global release, so I guess that means Google Play?

Here is a link to the phone: https://item.jd.com/100009643325.html

According information posted to a reddit thread, it's going to be bigger than the A5: https://old.reddit.com/r/eink/commen...ves_1999_yuan/ (6.7 inches, according to the post) and will be followed by a colour version in February.

What do you think?

Myself, I'm a bit torn - I don't need a bigger screen and 5G, which I think has the potential to be a big battery drain. But if it has a faster processor than the A5 Pro and warm frontlight, I might consider it.

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Mon December 21 2020

The 2021 Annual Reading Challenge List Thread

11:43 AM by pdurrant in E-Book General | Reading Recommendations

2021 Reading Challenge List Thread

Welcome to our 12th Annual Reading Challenge!

The Annual Reading Challenge is neither a race, contest, nor an “exclusive club”, anyone can join! This is just a fun activity that some of us have enjoyed doing in the past. Many of us have found reading challenges to be an entertaining way to set goals for ourselves, get ideas for books, and see what others are reading.

This thread is for you to keep a running tally for your chosen challenge. Please state your goals at the top of your post (in the title line if you can), and then start your list in the body of your post. As you read books, edit your post to update your list of books read, or other challenge status.

Please Remember: No discussion posts in this thread. Please use the other thread for that. Non-List posts will be deleted or moved to the other thread.

Discussions & Ideas can be found here:


Post #2 of this thread is dedicated to a Table of Contents for all participants in this thread. Names will be added to this TOC in alphabetical order with a link to that individual’s post number from this thread.

Previous threads were for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010

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Sat December 05 2020

MobileRead Week in Review: 11/28 - 12/05

07:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

If you missed our frontpage news at any point this week, here is the best way to catch up:

E-Book Software - Sigil


Fri December 04 2020

Sigil-1.4.3 Released with Additional Critical Fixes

04:11 AM by DiapDealer in E-Book Software | Sigil

Sigil-1.4.3

Sigil-1.4.3 represents additional critical bug fixes and is meant to immediately replace Sigil 1.4.0 through Sigil-1.4.2. It has all the features of the original Sigil 1.4.0 including new icon themes and multiple language spell checking.

Bug Fixes Since Sigil-1.4.0

  • critical bug fix for OPF metadata attributes that use named entities
  • fix bug in "Add Existing" files when file names would require percent encoding
  • fix bug in multiple language spellchecking dialog word lookup when no language attributes used
  • update de, nl, sv, ko, ru translations that missed the Sigil 1.4.0 initial release
  • critical bug fix for *over* xml encoding html used inside metadata in the opf
  • revert ctrl-f to it long standing Find and Replace behaviour
  • fix mismatched override wait cursor usage
  • fix crashes when dictionaries are missing on load or during first spellcheck
  • update the mapping of language codes to dictionaries without the need to restart
  • fix critical bug which caused split to break links that are bare fragments
  • fix additional critical bugs which caused split to lose fragments from link targets
  • fix double # chars in fragment ids during merge
  • fix hang on load with bad encryption.xml font uris
  • quiet unneeded debug output when importing an epub
  • fix opf cleanup bug when identical xmlns values are used with two different prefixes on the same tag

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Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState's ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here.
Mac users should also check out the wiki entry on the New Release File Format

The latest Sigil user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository.

PGP Fingerprint

The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of The Sigil Github Release page.

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Sat November 28 2020

MobileRead Week in Review: 11/21 - 11/28

07:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

There's been a whole heck of a lot of stuff happening this week. Purvey the below for your pleasure.

E-Book Software - Sigil


Sun November 22 2020

Sigil-1.4.2 Released with Another Critical Fix

10:28 AM by KevinH in E-Book Software | Sigil

Sigil-1.4.2

Sigil-1.4.2 represents another critical bug fix release meant to immediately replace Sigil 1.4.0 and Sigil-1.4.1. It has all the features of the original Sigil 1.4.0 including new icon themes and multiple language spell checking.

Bug Fixes Since Sigil-1.4.0

  • critical bug fix for OPF metadata attributes that use named entities
  • fix bug in "Add Existing" files when file names would require percent encoding
  • fix bug in multiple language spellchecking dialog word lookup when no language attributes used
  • update de, nl, sv, ko, ru translations that missed the Sigil 1.4.0 initial release
  • critical bug fix for *over* xml encoding html used inside metadata in the opf
  • Revert ctrl-f to it long standing Find and Replace behaviour

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Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState's ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here.
Mac users should also check out the wiki entry on the New Release File Format

The latest Sigil user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository.

PGP Fingerprint

The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of The Sigil Github Release page.

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Sat November 07 2020

MobileRead Week in Review: 10/31 - 11/07

07:00 AM by Alexander Turcic in Miscellaneous | Week in Review

We know, you're busy. You'd like nothing more than to keep up with the witty kids at MobileRead live and in real-time but, it's tough. We understand. Here is our weekly round-up:

E-Book General - General Discussions


Thu November 05 2020

In case you have Booksamillion books purchased but not yet downloaded

10:48 AM by 4691mls in E-Book General | General Discussions

I got an email from them Booksamillion saying that some of my books need to be downloaded before they expire on November 20. I normally download any books right away after purchase and sure enough, when I signed in and checked my download library on their site, I found that the books that have an upcoming expiration date were all books I purchased and downloaded several years ago.

However, if you think you might have purchased any books from Booksamillion that you haven't downloaded you may want to log in and check your download library in case any of them are about to expire.

In case anyone needs it, here's their Help page about downloading your soon-to-expire books:
https://www.booksamillion.com/help/d...n=201103_eBook

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