Since I find scrolling and zooming on an ebook cumbersome, what I would do with a large image/map is divide it in smaller pieces, slightly smaller than my screen resolution (30 or so pixel less -> 15 on each side). After that generate separate HTML pages, for each image part, and put in hyper-links from page to page on the sides (alternatively I would ...
Yes, custom fonts are easily added to any ereader of the Kobo family. An article on MobileRead fully explain how.
Fonts can be be very easily added to the Kobo family of eReaders. With
the Kobo attached to your computer, create a new directory called
fonts in the root directory of the device (the same location as the
.kobo, .adobe-digital-editions ...
Please note that if you simply need to transfer .epub files to the reader, you can simply connect it to your computer with an USB cable, it will be treated like an external USB storage drive; you can simply copy your books on the reader (maybe on a new sub-directory to keep things clean and neat) and when you disconnect it, it will update the database and ...
Exactly the same problem.
Fedora 24, Kobo mini connected via micro USB cable
Kobo starts charging but no sign of it on computer, no "connect" option
Tried a different cable and hey presto - instant success...
Sadly, I've seen this behaviour before, hence trying a different cable
was my first thing to try (after checking internet and finding no ...
Kobo ereaders have two different reading engines, one for .epub files, another for .kepub.epub files.
These two engines have some little differences, one is the way page count is displayed: for the entire book with .epub, for a single chapter with .kepub.epub.
If you want to use this feature the simplest way is to rename the file extension, but it is ...
According to the Kobo website:
When do I need to use Adobe Digital Editions?
If you use any of Kobo's free reading apps or a Kobo eReader, you may
never need to use Digital Editions at all. Kobo's reading apps and
eReader can automatically download most books from the Kobo Store, and
update your library with them.
The exceptions are when:
If you look at the bottom of the page you linked:
As you can see, this book is listed as "Senza DRM" (DRM-Free on the English language site).
You'll also see books with Adobe DRM such as "Mitologia classica"
a technically very easy way is a special Google Chrome browser plugin which allows an epub export within the pocket website.
a rather automated solution is the use of pocket as custom news source for calibre.
And last but also ...
It turns out it's a factory setting for the FNAC versions. It can be changed by connecting it to your computer and editing a file inside a hidden folder: .kobo/affiliate.conf.
You should change it from affiliate=fnac to affiliate=Kobo.
This was found at a MobileRead Forum post, and I thought it should be here for making it easier to be found.
With the current design you can not tell while shopping at store.kobobooks.com directly. In fact some authors have taken to claiming in their title so you can be aware. Tales for a Dark Night--Book 1--an Archon DRM free anthology of horror. You should not rely on a publishers listing of DRM status, while researching for this answer I found ...
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 ...
There is no need to 'hack' or 'jailbreak' a Kobo reader—they can read PDFs natively. The following comes from their site:
You'll find some differences when you're reading PDF books compared to
regular books, including the option to read in landscape orientation,
and to zoom in on the page.
Here are some things you can't do with a PDF book: ...
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 ...
Yes, it can be done. But it's not exactly simple. You start by installing the Adobe Digital Editions for PC program on your computer and downloading the "Adobe DRM Epub" to your computer, which should open it in ADE for PC. Then comes the tricky part: install the Inept Epub DeDRM plugin for Calibre.
Kobo ereader devices
My 1st gen Kobo Glo has the following fonts pre-installed (I suppose other Kobo devices use the same set; it is possible for the user to add more but I think this is beyond the scope of your question):
Georgia (Default Serif font; also default font if nothing is specified in the ebook)
I was impatient so I went ahead with the procedure. (Although worried about bricking a new device, I got it mainly to read PDFs and therefore really wanted to have KOReader up and running).
So I will sum up here the procedure for first-time installation of KOReader on fresh new Kobo Aura ONE.
Note that this is just the procedure that I followed, it might ...
Kobo ereader devices have two different internal reading software.
Ebooks downloaded from the Kobo bookstore are a modified epub format with the particular extension .kepub.epub, while if you sideload a standard epub from your PC it retains its original extension (.epub).
By checking the extension of the files, the software automatically select the ...
Here -- as best as I can tell -- are the system fonts for selected Android reading systems:
Kindle for Android:
Note: Kindle/Android does NOT have an option for the user to select Publisher Defaults.
Google Play Books:
Original (?? -- does this ...
It'd theoretically possible, but no device manufacturer (except for Amazon) bothered to develop and release emulators.
If you want to make sure that your epubs look OK on each device, you might want to check them with the desktop versions of Adobe Digital Editions, because all major eInk manufactures, except for Amazon, ship with an app that uses the same ...
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.
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 ...
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.
There is a program called jPdftweak which will let you scale pdf pages to whatever size you would want. You can set the parameters for the conversion to the larger page size and jPdftweak will scale all the pages in the file in accordance with the settings you have made. jPdftweak is a cross-platform, free Java program.
You can't expect answers if you refuse to accept answers that state the truth. afaik, you can't make a Kobo sync state with sideloaded books (and I've delved a long way into the software and database structure). Kobo is only slightly better than Amazon about "islands of content".
If you only need to get content onto the Kobo, then your best bet is to load ...
If you're more interested in a backup (I also use Pocket with my Kobo) then I'd suggest signing up to ifttt.com, signing in with your Pocket account, and an Instapaper account (create one if you don't have one). Then, in ifttt.com, you can create a recipe that states that when you save something to Pocket, it also saves to Instapaper.
That will give you ...
I have a different type of Kobo (Glo HD), and no knowledge of DRM
implementation for ePub, though I would expect that a variety of
distinct DRM techniques can be used on ePub files.
I would however expect that an eBook from O'Reilly does not carry DRM. So your problem should have another cause. Which you apparently confirmed by testing on different devices ...
Just tried this on my laptop (running Mint 18.2) and my Kobo Aura One was not detected. I tried Steve's solution of trying a different cable but it did not work for me, which I found strange since I've used these same cables to transfer data from my cell phone with no problem.
However I realized I was plugging my Kobo into a powered USB port, so I tried ...