Mailing List Archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [tlug] kindle, iliad or sony et al [semi-ot]

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 11:02:31PM +0900, Kenneth M. Burling Jr. wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-08-29 at 08:58 +0900, david.blomberg wrote:
> > Kindle coming to Japan? Well I can't find any info in this other than 
> > several request spread over various sites.
> I am however using the Sony PRS 505.  I only have two real complaints
> about it.  1) and more importantly, it does not handle unicode.  The
> only kana and kanji support is in PDF files, which it handles badly most
> of the time because of the screen size.

I've found the magnify key helps with at least reading the text even
if the layout goes to hell.   My biggest dissapointment is that half
the US government publications that I downloaded to my Kindle render
EXTREMELY poorly since the layout is way overdone.  So if anything, PDF
rendering is a function of how insane the page layout is for that PDF.

Academic papers have been pleasantly readable if you use 'M' font size.

> 2) I have to boot into windows to change the books on it, but that is
> the lesser of annoyances anyway.

Huh, what about the tool called Calibre? [1]  I've found it to be a
great tool for untethering the Sony eReader from requiring Windows 
support.  Although, I am disappointed that the NYTimes feed downloader
that comes with it seems to only cause the eReader to reboot instead of
let me browse the NYT.



Home | Main Index | Thread Index

Home Page Mailing List Linux and Japan TLUG Members Links