[maemo-users] E-book reader?

From: David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Date: Mon Mar 3 01:27:59 EET 2008
Erik Hovland wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 10:41:38AM -0600, David Dyer-Bennet wrote:
>> Marius Gedminas wrote:
>>> On Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 10:20:13AM -0600, David Dyer-Bennet wrote:
>>>> What do people use for reading ebooks on the N800?
>>> N800 with FBReader is the best pocketable e-book reader I've ever seen.
>>> http://maemo.org/downloads/product/OS2008/fbreader/
>> The default config doesn't make much sense to me, but I'm starting to 
>> figure out how to beat it into submission (I wanted the "big" scroll on 
>> the 5-way; that's easily possible and I have it now, but not the default).
> The default config doesn't make sense unless you rotate the page to
> portrait orientation and make the app full screen. Then it is just
> about perfect. Just like reading on a Palm or iPAQ.

Portrait format works well, but I want to turn *pages* not *lines*, and 
the default config advances by lines on the 5-way navigator button.  But 
as I say, it's configurable, so now mine is doing what I want, and yours 
can do what you want even if it's not the same as what I want :-).

I've read many dozens of books on my various Palm devices by now, and 
it's my preferred way to read at this point (the worst part is that I 
can't read below 10,000 feet on an airplane :-)).  While I don't have 
the experience yet, it looks like FBreader on the N800 will be at least 
as good, probably better.  The screen and font are definitely a cut 
above, which is good (and more font choices).

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