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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 9:21 am    Post subject: Electronic Book publixhing Reply with quote

Many here probably know of my obsession with EBooks. I like the MS formatted ebooks and the reader, though I would like to find something in Linux that would do the same job in the same fasion.

I've been thinking for a long time of either attempting to learn to program enough to where I could create an EBook reader that accepted multiple formats, to include porting lit files to linux usable files. Don't know where to start though.

But my question really is this. What is the best format, open or proprietary, for electronic publishing of books?
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LaTex, HTML or Acrobat.

Cover those three (and a lot of programming languages support them) and you can read pretty much most relevant docs.
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a couple of Acrobat format ones. They were nice and small. I think the real difference is going to be in creating the dac, though, and I have no experience with that.
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SLH wrote:
I got a couple of Acrobat format ones. They were nice and small. I think the real difference is going to be in creating the dac, though, and I have no experience with that.


I actually paid for several secured MSReader formated ebooks. I have to say I like the Reader format myself, can't use adobe because once you install it, if you have to reinstall you are fucked.
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