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a family of ereaders made by Toronto-based Kobo Inc.

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Using eReader to display maps

Is there a way to get map data (for example from OpenStreetMaps) on my eReader to access it in a user friendly way? I've already thought about two ways to display maps on my reader: Generate one big ...
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How to tell if a book from Kobo Store has DRM?

When shopping from Kobo Store, how can one determine if a book is encumbered with DRM? And also to determine what kind of DRM is used? I.E., there is an italian publisher called Newton & Compton ...
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How can I add custom fonts to my Kobo ereader?

Is it possible to add custom fonts to my Kobo ereader? How can I do that?
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Connect Kobo Touch to Linux PC using USB; PC not recognized by reader

I have an old Kobo Touch that has gone unused for a year or two. Now I want to copy new books to it. This used to be easy: Connect via USB to my PC (running Linux), click "connect" in the dialog box ...
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Is it possible to convert Pocket articles into epub format?

I'd like to know if there is an easy way to convert Pocket articles to .epub format. For those that don't know Pocket, it is a service that let's you save articles from any website, blog, and so on, ...
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Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo Glo and Calibre Viewer?

Is it possible to share annotations between a Kobo device (I own a Glo, but it should not matter I think) and Calibre internal viewer? I'm aware that there is a plugin for Calibre that can export ...
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How to add external epub to Kobo Desktop?

My Kobo Aura HD H2O is "in the mail" so I'm trying to prepare for it by adding existing non-DRM ePub books that I already own. Ideally I'd like to be able to add books to the Kobo Desktop App and ...
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Kobo by FNAC does not show covers when sleeping

I've got a new Kobo and, although I've heard it used to show book covers when sleeping, mine only shows the FNAC logo in the screen. First I thought it used to happen because I was only using it to ...
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Where can I find custom dictionaries for my Kobo Glo?

I'd like to load some custom dictionaries on my Kobo Glo, since the preloaded ones sometimes lack many words. The monolingual ones seems to be fairly complete, but I find the ones used for ...
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Scaling all pages in a PDF or DJVU file to the same size

I have a couple of PDFs and DJVU documents that I want to read on an ereader (namely, Kobo Touch). However, the size of the pages differ, between cover and actual content, and even between two ...
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How does Adobe Digital Editions work with Kobo's DRM?

In some occasional cases, books purchased from the Kobo store must be read or run through Adobe's Digital Editions software. What is the benefit to this requirement, why use Digital Editions ...
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More than one chapter div in one epub file?

A self-publishing author started his book with two epigraphs and a prologue. I originally formatted this as one file, putting the epigraphs at the top of the page (separated by blank lines). The ...
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Getting a separate page count per chapter

With the ebooks I generate myself (using pandoc), I have a single page count for the entire book. Ebooks that I purchase off the Kobo store have a separate page count for individual chapters, which ...
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Can Kobo's drm be removed from their ebooks?

Kobo books are hidden in file explorer lists and don't appear in the Calibre library when the device is connected to a PC. Is there any way of (1) making them visible and (2) removing Kobo's DRM so ...
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What is the hidden file .adobe-digital-editions on my Kobo?

What is the hidden folder .adobe-digital-editions on my Kobo? I just did a factory reset, but it is still there. Can I delete this?
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How to confirm if ePub is DRM'ed ? Kobo Aura HD possibly refusing to read DRM-free ePub

I've got an ePub file that I'm quite certain has no DRM on it. It's a DRM-free book bought from O'Reilly. However, my Kobo Aura HD is refusing to use it, saying that it's Adobe DRM'ed and I have to ...
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Can I disable Calibre from doing any conversion?

I’d like to use Calibre purely for librarying and sync, and I don’t want it do do any conversion between different ebook formats. It is possible to turn off autoconversion when syncing ebooks with my ...
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Direct copying of epub files on the Kobo internal file system

I am running Linux (Mageia 5), and I own a Kobo Glo HD. There is no Kobo Desktop for me (that I know of). I wish to load some free epub books on my reader. I read in several places that one can copy ...
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What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

In epub and kindle css, you can specify a fallback font by specifying p {font-family: "Georgia", serif} h1 {font-family: "Helvetica", sans-serif} If various reading systems have defaults for ...
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Are there any ebook readers which are NOT backlit, but for which you can upload pdfs?

I love my iPad Mini Retina, but reading on it for hours bugs my eyes! :( My mom has the basic Kobo reader, and I envy her in that it possesses no backlight, and is ergo, easier on the eyes! However, ...
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How to install KOReader on Kobo Aura ONE

I am a complete beginner with Kobo or generally ebook readers but I got a Kobo Aura ONE reader mostly for reading PDFs on its large screen. However, the builtin reader is not very great and I have ...
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Kobo Aura One or the new 7 inch Kindle Oasis for PDF files?

I have an old 2009 Kindle 4 with its low resolution screen. I work in academia so I read books, articles and technical documents in PDF format on a daily basis. I once tried to use my old Kindle for ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot from a Kobo ereader device?

While answering another question, I had to post a couple of pictures of my Kobo Glo screen; these were taken by photographing it with my smartphone. I was wondering if there is some way to take a ...
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Can I keep a reading diary on my device?

I have a Kobo Aura One. After finishing a book, I try to take some notes (something like a reading diary). Sometimes the notes become a review, sometimes I write something personal which few other ...
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How do I remove tiles from the Kobo home screen?

With the newest update to my Kobo Glo, instead of the old tiles where I could just long press on something and get an option to remove it, I can't seem to do that anymore. There's this "Take a Quick ...
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Can Kobo read Hebrew ePubs?

I noticed Kobo eReader does not have Hebrew in pre-installed languages. Can kobo read Hebrew ePub properly?
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Flip between L->R and R->L reading on CBR/CBZs on Kobo

Is it possible to easily switch between Left→Right and Right→Left panel display (in terms of page flip as well as zoomed view)? I've been considering a e-Ink reader recently, and while I ...
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Is it possible to emulate the firmware of ereader devices?

I'd like to know if it is possible to emulate the firmware of the various available ereader devices, and run them from a personal computer. I'd like to know this mainly to try and compare them and ...
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Epub cover does not display properly in Kobo app

I formatted an epub for an indie author. The author tells me that the cover displays properly on the Kindle and the Nook; I checked it in ADE and Calibre. It passed the IDPF epub validator. However, ...
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Alternative to Kobo to solve line wrapping problem

I was given a Kobo as a gift. I like the idea of reading a book on an electronic device because I'd like to be able to click and see a definition of a word that I'm not familiar with, rather than ...
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Can I store my Kobo library on a PC to prevent lengthy download times

Downloading my library each time I plug in to my account is eating into monthly download allocation. Can these books be kept on my PC instead of in cloud?
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Is it possible to add extra "Beta Features" to the Kobo Glo?

In the settings of the Kobo Glo, one of them says "Beta Features" which has, Chess, Sketch Pad, Sukoku, Web Browser, Unblock It, and Word Scramble. My question is, can you add any more "Beta Features" ...
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How can I read my epub books on the kobo app on my computer?

I have an e-reader (Kobo Touch) where I have downloaded my ebooks in epub format. How can I read those books on the Kobo desktop app?
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How can I manually enter number of "Hours Read" in Kobo Aura HD?

I did a factory reset on my Kobo Aura HD ( but I did not backup KoboReader.sqlite file ). Now I do not have my previous reading stats. I don't care about per book statistics but I want to manually ...
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I only see the download links for DRMed ebooks on my Kobo Library

Am I not allowed to download copies of DRM-free books? Do I have to use the app to view them?
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Is it possible to sync ebook app with desktop applications?

Would it be possible to connect an ebook app directly to its PC application equivalent, so that it can synchronise its library without going across the Internet to the store? e.g. A PC may have a ...
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Convert epub to kepub from command-line

I’m trying to convert epubs to the kepub format, but would like to automate the process by doing it via CLI. So far, I had no luck in finding a tool that would allow it. Closest I found was a KePub ...
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How to download highlighted text on Kobo Aura HD?

I often highlight words that I don't know on my Kobo Aura HD, so that I can come back to them later. Is there any way for me to download the list of highlighted words onto my computer? A file on the ...
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Kobo Pocket stopped working for specific sites

I've been reading some writings on a few different blogs and news sites through the Pocket integration of the Kobo H2O Aura. How the system works is that you add the web page to your list on Pocket, ...
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Can Nook Read Kobo Books and Vise Versa?

I've been a Kindle user for years, but have had some frustration with Amazon lately and am thinking I want to diversify a bit by buying some other eReader. If I understand correctly, both Nook and ...
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☒ <- this is the only text displayed in epub on kobo

Having issues with ebooks, some new ones, and some that worked perfectly before (about a week ago). In the text sections throughout the book, I see either and only "☒" or "_☒". All ...
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How can I stop my Kobo Glo from selecting a book for me?

When I have finished a book but not started a new one, and then my ereader goes to sleep, it opens a new book (seemingly at random) so it has a cover to display on the sleeping screen (as I have ...
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Transfer epub from Android phone to Kobo reader

Is it possible to transfer an epub from an Android phone to a Kobo reader not using the Kobo app? For links, getpocket provides a way: I send the link to [email protected] where I registered my email ...
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Kindle Paperwhite VS Kobo Glo: Screen Contrast Comparison [closed]

The two e-readers are almost evenly matched in the physical features department. The only variable left out is the quality of the screens. Both have great support structures (e-book stores) that may ...
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How to add read status column in calibre?

I want to sync my read status in caliber with my Kobo Auro H2O(Koreader) but it is not supported yet so the advice here is to create a read status column then sync the data to it. Can anyone explain ...
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How to reset Kobo web browser bookmarks on Kobo Mini

I have made many bookmarks on my Kobo, but I don't want any of them anymore. How can I clear the bookmarks in the Kobo web browser?
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How to wrap long lines inside 'pre code' environments, for Kobo

I am trying to build an ebook from a programming tutorial (markdown): it contains many code blocks with comments; the comment lines are too long for the width of my Kobo H2O v2 reader, so I can't read ...
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Kobo Libra images appear very small

I have a new Kobo Libra and bought 2 online epub books. I transferred them onto Kobo by using Calibre. When opening the eBook the layout is fine except that all images appear very small!? I've opened ...
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Recommend a new e-book reader, main need is highlight and add notes to my books

I have an e-book reader ( in fact it is a gift) Kobo aura. The problem I faced with this e-book is that I am not able to highlight in pdf files, nor add some notes to my pdf books as in adobe ...
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Kobo Glo progress bar is confusing

It's hard to tell what the Kobo Glo progress bar is actually trying to say: whether it represents progression through the chapter, or through the whole book. Does the progress bar represent progress ...
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