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Apologies for replying as an answer, I have no sufficient reputation to comment. I am the creator of Penelope. I thought about this for a bit, but the main problem is that I am continuously asked to "convert" materials that are clearly pirated from copyrighted, commercial dictionaries --- which I always refuse --- and hosting them onto a public web site ...


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The Paperwhite uses a Carta e-ink screen with a contrast ratio of 15:1 however, here's a German test that says the contrast actually is 12:1 (assuming Google translate was accurate -- my German is horrible). It has comparisons with other models, too. The Kobo Glo uses a Pearl screen with a contrast radio of 10:1 Here is an older comparison of the two ...


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Yes it is possible if you change the code of your Kobo a bit. A broad explanation and functions is explained in this forum post on another website: Mobile Read Kobo. You must add the following code to the file Kobo eReader.conf, located in the {device_root_dir}/.kobo/Kobo/ directory: [FeatureSettings] Screenshots=true Then everytime you press the ...


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I think that you need to do some advanced hacking, there is no official way to add more features to the default firmwares AFAIK. Anyway it is possible to apply external patches and customized versions of the firmware; it is not something that I have done myself, but at MobileReads they have a complete section dedicated to Kobo devices' hacking. In ...


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Apparently Calibre does already have the capability to capture the annotations from Kobo. When Kobo is attached to your computer, the "Send to Device" logo appears as a menu option in Calibre. If you right click on that logo, the bottom menu option is "Fetch annotations (experimental)". One caution however is that Calibre seems to fetch the annotations ...


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This is possible, but I have not found an "off-the-shelf" solution. You can add annotations with a work-in-progress-extension for calibre: The source includes code to handle Kindle notes, but not any for Kobo. However it should be possible to add that starting e.g. from this kobo specific code.


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It's difficult to answer this in a format that's useful for Stack Exchange since it usually turns into a long comment thread of "Have you tried this?" so I'll try a more generic answer. The sequence I follow when trying to debug things like these is to systematically swap out things to see what could affect it. You have already swapped the operating system ...


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You must be absolutely sure that your USB cable supports the data connections. Many cheap cables do not, and can be used for charging only. Thus I mark all my USB cables which support data with "data" on them. Your other options is to go and buy a USB cable that is made specifically for data and make sure that works before looking for other problems. Don'...


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There is a plugin for Calibre called Kobo Utilities that can dismiss unwanted tiles from the Home screen. The Kobo Utilities Plugin adds extra function to calibre for working with Kobo WiFi, Touch, Glo, Mini, Aura, Aura HD, Aura H2O and Glo HD eReaders. This will allow changes on the eReaders that either cannot otherwise be made or will make them ...


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This might not be the exact answer to your question, but you can select multiple files on your calibre library, right click, select convert > group convert, and on the following window select kepub as the output format (provided that you have installed the corresponding plugin). If your concern was to convert multiple files at once, this could be a solution. ...


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It depends on the format of the ebook that you are currently reading (Kobo readers have different reading engines for different file formats). When you are reading standard epub books, PDF's or comic book formats (i.e. CBZ), the number shown represent the total progress of the book. When you are reading kepub files (it is basically a standard epub with a ...


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Have you tried reinstalling Adobe Digital Editions? Has the version of Adobe Air (needed by Digital Editions) changed? Try reinstalling that as well. Have you tried transferring with another USB cable? If none of those options seem to fix the issue, give Calibre a go to manage your ebooks. See if it works with that.


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EDITED TO CORRECT WRONG INFORMATION: The question is between e-ink Pearl and Carta. Here's some screenshots illustrating the difference: http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2013/11/11/screen-comparison-e-ink-carta-vs-e-ink-pearl/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_Ink As I pointed out already, the improvements with each generation of e-ink were significant ...


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