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Re: Book Readers (E-Books) w.r.t. Fedora Interoperation



steve wrote:
> Andras Simon wrote:
>> On 6/21/09, Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan gmail com> wrote:
>>
>>> OT: I hadn't heard of FBReader, but I just installed it on F11 to have a
>>> look. Before I form an opinion I need to be able to read at least the
>>> introductory text, but it's so garbled as to be illegible (all the
>>> letters are there, but more or less on top of each other). Changing
>>> fonts doesn't make any difference.
>>
>> I don't have F11, but have no problem with FBReader on F9 and F10.
>> Maybe you should file a bug report.
> 
> Someone on the fedora-india list recently mentioned this:
> http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/
> [screenshots] http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/wiki/Screenshots
> 
> This looks like a nice alternative to FBreader plus much more but i
> haven't tried it yet, since
> a. There isn't an rpm for it yet
> b. It depends on python-2.6 which is not available for F10 afaict
> 
> Maybe someone who has tried it can chip in with their opinion ...
> 
> cheers,
> - steve
> 
I have used Calibre before. It's biggest strength is being able to
manage the Sony eReader as well as scheduled downloads of RSS feeds, and
convert to usable formats. It's a nice manager but I wouldn't use it as
a reader for any long period of time because of eye strain. But then I
am 41 and my eyes aren't what they used to be. ;-)

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