Ebooks

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  1. ninja_07
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    I understand that the R4 supports "Ebooks" but in reality supports only .txt files.

    Is there any homebrew apps to specifically handle normal ebook files? Turn the Ds into a Kindle of sorts [​IMG]
     
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    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    moonshell supports .doc and others
     
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    ImageViewer(same make rof Moonshell) , ComicBookDS [​IMG]
     
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    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    i mage viewer is slow on panning
     
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    use dslibris. only takes .xhtml though. not hard to convert. i have a useful set of tools that will convert html -> xhtml and txt -> html.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys! Which would you say is the best then? I'd prefer the smallest file size possible.
     
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    For the longest time I was booting into windows to use a bunch of tools to convert and TIDY files so they'd work with dslibris. Easy txt 2 html was particularly slow with big text files. I only just realised that the whole time Mac os X's built in text editor (TextEdit) can be set (via the preferences) to convert txt, rtf, whatever you can load into it, into xhtml 1.0 strict format in a matter of seconds.

    DSLibris is not small however, around 2 meg with fonts BEFORE you start adding books. Big novels can reach 2-3 megs on their own, larger still if poorly converted (all that extra paragraph mark up).

    You still cannot multi bookmark (in the latest version you can place the bookmarks but not navigate to them sfaik)

    Customisation is growing by leaps and bounds, you can set margin heights and widths (how close text will render to the edges of the screens) now, and the xhtml display supports bold and italic text, more foreign characters as well as more punctuation (em and en dash and spaces). Font, font size and paragraph spacing are also customisable.

    I hope the clock makes a return. I also hope they'll let us pick the page number font size individually from the body text size.

    Its easily the most used application on my DS.
     
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    ComicBookDS reads ebooks, well once you convert the files into JPEG and winzip them.
    My son using it to read comic books primarily though. He's into drawing cartoon characters, etc. so I found a large ebook (140 pages) that shows how to draw characters like Marvel. Unfortunately, the text is very small and takes a lot of messing around to read the pages easiy, so I'm not so sure this app is iseal for text books, etc.
     
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    I love DSLibris, but I cannot for the life of me find any easy ways to convert my HTML books into XHTML. I found an online "cut and paste" conversion page once, but I can't find it any more. It's driving me crazy.
     
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    I really need to convert some .lit files to .xhtml then? Any help?
     
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    Yeah, I've tried google. Haven't had much luck.

    "ConvertLIT GUI" does a good job of converting LIT to HTML, though.
     
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    I'll try it. RIght now, I'm happy enough to use Mobipocket reader on my Blackberry.