I noticed Kobo eReader does not have Hebrew in pre-installed languages. Can kobo read Hebrew ePub properly?

  • Do you mean, read only, or also display (which would be more useful IMO)?
    – Anthon
    Sep 6, 2016 at 11:20
  • I have a 1st gen Kobo Glo, if there is some freely available book that I can download somewhere I can test this for you.
    – Sekhemty
    Apr 4, 2017 at 10:17

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Kobo eReaders have two reading engines:

  1. Adobe RMSDK (epub2)
  2. ACCESS NetFront (epub3)

The ACCESS NetFront epub3 engine supports RTL text in epub3 books with a .kepub extension. Depending on the model/firmware, you might have to embed/install Hebrew fonts. For more information also see this website.

You also might want to check out the Mobileread Kobo forum for more detailed information.

tl;dr The answer is yes, but you'll most likely have to convert epub2 books to epub3 books and change the file extension to .kepub. (You also might have to embed/install Hebrew fonts.)

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