[IAEP] eBook reading advice
caroline at solutiongrove.com
Sun Aug 9 20:40:14 EDT 2009
i'm getting ready to prep the sticks. I will put both versions on. I can
wait a few more hours if you want for the latest Read ETexts but I have to
have my master done tonight. no time to do it tomorrow morning.
Tomeu, Thanks for the reminder on languages. I sent Cory an email but no
response and I didn't see him today to ask him. But hopefully we will get
On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 3:38 PM, Jim Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> In honor of Little Brother being released as a plain text file I am
> working on fixing Read Etexts so it can deal with files that need word
> wrapping as well as those which do not. I've made a good start on
> this but I want to do a better job of regression testing than I have
> been doing lately, because I've discovered bugs that have been there
> awhile but which I had not noticed. When that happens you have to
> assume that there are more to be found.
> I should have release 15 ready later tonight or tomorrow.
> As far as Little Brother is concerned, why not have it in text *and* PDF
> James Simmons
> On Sun, Aug 9, 2009 at 8:15 AM, Jim Simmons<nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Caroline,
> > The plain text version on the website will not work with Read Etexts,
> > because that Activity is designed to work with Gutenberg etexts which
> > don't require word-wrapping. However it is possible that the
> > Gutenberg site itself will have a version in the correct format,
> > because I believe they have "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" as a
> > PG file.
> > The latest posted Read Etexts has annotations, which is a worthwhile
> > feature, but it also breaks copying to the clipboard. I have since
> > fixed that and will post an update soon, maybe later today.
> > The Baen Free Library has books in RTF format, which *might* work with
> > the Write Activity. I think the Write Activity can export PDFs too.
> > If true, that gives you a way to read fairly current science fiction
> > books in Sugar. If I can get this to work I'll make a movie of it.
> > Project Gutenberg has a surprising amount of classic science fiction
> > on it. Look for titles by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Stanley Weinbaum,
> > Edward E Smith, Raymond Cummings, John W Campbell, Jules Verne, H.G.
> > Wells, Olaf Stapledon, Leigh Brackett, and probably others as well.
> > As far as the Cory's website goes, the PDF is the only game in town.
> > James Simmons
> >> Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 16:26:34 -0400
> >> From: Caroline Meeks <caroline at solutiongrove.com>
> >> Subject: [IAEP] eBook reading advice
> >> To: iaep <iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>
> >> Message-ID:
> >> <b74fba2b0908081326p223bf10ag1c4d89425ba906e8 at mail.gmail.com>
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> >> I know there have been advances in eBook reading in the last few months.
> >> I am preparing a master USB to copy for a presentation at World Con.
> >> I will be doing a panel with Cory Doctrow who wrote and has realeased CC
> >> book Little Brother. Its up for a Hugo this year and I recommend it to
> >> anyone who likes young adult SciFi that promotes open source.
> >> I'd like to put a copy of the book on the sticks I will be burning.
> >> http://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/
> >> Its available in a wide variety of formats. Which one will work best in
> >> Sugar?
> >> My master stick currently has
> >> Read 67
> >> Read eText 12
> >> Should I upgrade? Which one should I use?
> >> Any other very applicable childrens books I should download while I am
> >> it?
> >> Thanks!
> >> Caroline
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