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pReader 3

by Jappus Fri, 05 Feb 2010 6:08 pm EST
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pReader is an eBook Reader for WebOS that is currently supporting plain-text, HTML books, PalmDOC, MobiPocket, eReader and ePub files. The DRM schemes of MobiPocket and eReader are fully supported, whereas the ePub DRM isn't (yet). The files are read directly from the media partition, so that no prior conversion is necessary. Reading in landscape mode is fully supported as is basic customization of the text-size and appearance.

ATTENTION: Due to extensive changes, upgrading from a version prior to v0.7.0 will reset your complete library. You will lose and have to reload all books, their metadata and bookmarks. This only applies to the pReader's internal database. The original files on the disk will not be touched.

Since the application reads the book files directly off the media partition, just put the files on it, open the app, select "Add Book To Library", and select the file. The pReader will then add the file to its the internal library.

If you leave the application / select a new book, your reading position will be stored and will be returned to if you reopen the file.

The pReader also supports UTF-8 encoded files. Simply open your file, open the menu and change the encoding to UTF-8. Several other encodings are also supported.
Caveat: The fonts installed on the Pre don't contain Unicode Glyphs for some languages, like Hebrew. If you want to read those languages, you will need to install a custom font onto the Pre, reboot the Pre and then select the Font name as a custom font in the pReader. Do note that you don't need to overwrite a font to get support for it in pReader.

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