BooKreader
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Description:

BooKreader is a Linux KDE twin-panel text files reader/viewer specialized in reading e-books.
It supports multiple bookmarks, custom fonts, encoding selection.

The main feature is the reader has two-page style, so it looks like a real book.
Last changelog:

10 years ago

Version 0.2
There are mostly performance improvements.
* Rendering speed is now more that 5 times higher.
* Fullscreen mode finally works well.

New version 0.1.1.
Background image resizing bug fixed. Thanks to Alexander Bodnarashik.

coyote22

9 years ago

How about adding pdf and html support to BooKreader?

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AndrewSavchuk

9 years ago

Installed normaly, but can`t start :)

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Vean

10 years ago

Спасибо

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atlanter

10 years ago

Всегда пожалуйста :)

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orbit

10 years ago

First up, I like what you are developing with BooKreader, well done :)

One thing though, how do you make BooKreader 0.2 display books correctly in English?

I have tried opening my .lit books with EVERY encoding option, and all I get is gibberish?

This happens even on utf-8 encoding.

Can someone suggest a fix.

I'm using Slackware12.

Cheers

Orbit

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atlanter

10 years ago

Hi Orbit. Thanks for your good words.
Google and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Reader say that .lit format is a proprietary Microsoft DRM-protected format for their MS Reader.
Unfortunately, BooKreader 0.2 doesn't support this format. Probably it will in further versions.
I suppose you'd better convert your .lit books into plain-text files using .lib->txt converters you may find.
Thanks.

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SeaJey

10 years ago

Well, there is another nice set of apps

http://st-reader.narod.ru/index.html

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atlanter

10 years ago

Thanks, already there :)

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maarizwan

10 years ago

Here's the web page for rudenko bookreader.

http://www.rudenko.com/ebook.html

You can run it with wine also.

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maarizwan

10 years ago

Dear Atlanter,

I thank you for ebook reader. It's a good and much required application for Unix/Linux. Many thanks for creating and maintaining.

Have you seen Rudenko Bookreader, which is also very very nice bookreader, but it is a Windows Only App.

Please consider Rudenko Bookreader interface for betterment your bookreader.

I like your bookreader, and I have a few feature requests for your consideration:

<p>
1. Single Page Layout also (in options):
Reason is to have single view, because
two panels/pages distract while reading.

2. Page Background, Text foreground color selections in options.

3. Color Themes:
predefined color schemes which are comfortable and soothing for the eyes. You know that heavy reading could tire the eyes very much.

4. Unicode (utf-8) encoding as default:
utf-8 as default because, unicode supports all text encodings. Loading any document will be rendered properly. Let the user change encoding if required in the options.

5. Zoom in, Zoom out </p>

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atlanter

10 years ago

Hi,
Thanks for your interest. Regarding your propositions:
1-3: they are planned features as you may see on http://kbookreader/about.
4: you can choose any default encoding you like in the preferences dialog. utf-8 is the greatest encoding but most russian text-books are encoded with cp1251 so choosing it as the default is very comfortably.
5: I suppose you can get the same effect by choosing larger/smaller font size in the preferences dialog.
http://www.rudenko.com/ebook.html - thanks, I'll look there.

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xbo

10 years ago

Didn't someone create a .deb? I don't see it on the download page. If anybody has it (the one that installs in /usr/bin, please), can I have it?

dmitriy.volk [at] g m a i l

Thanks a lot!

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SeaJey

10 years ago

Same problem in kubuntu 7.04

I've got 0.2beta from your site, successfully compiled and install it

But I can not find it in Kmenu even after logout :(

In what section bookreader will appear?

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atlanter

10 years ago

By default bookreader is installed in /usr/local/bin or/ usr/local/kde/bin.
./configure --prefix=/usr should help

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SeaJey

10 years ago

Thx
Now it works :)

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blurymind

10 years ago

I packaged this for vector linux
http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3308.msg20796#msg20796

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atlanter

10 years ago

Thank you. Already in downloads.

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atlanter

10 years ago

Could please anyone create Kubuntu package(s)? I'll add them to my downloads. I'm sure many people would appreciate that.
Thanks.

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Filozof

10 years ago

I've done a Kubuntu 7.04 package, so if you want, I can send it (but I obviously need your e-mail).

And maybe it could be quite funny for you, but despite the fact that I've installed it successfuly, I can't run the booKreader... Not by KDE menu, nor by Konsole.

Do you have any idea why?

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atlanter

10 years ago

Thank you! Please, email the package to atlanter at gmail.
The problem is that on Kubuntu BooKreader is installed to /usr/local/kde/bin and this path is not in your $PATH. Anyway it should appear in the K menu after logout. Either you can run it directly.

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phx

10 years ago

Thank you for your program!
I've done Debian package too, and had the same trouble in Kubuntu 7.04 - there is no item in K menu, and program is not in my $PATH. So I created a link to program, and the trouble disappeared :)

But I suppose there is another way of solving this problem - maybe if use prefix when configuring, it will be possible to create a complete Kubuntu package, and manual link creation will not be needed?..

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atlanter

10 years ago

Yes, I think it's a good solution. If you want I'll put your package on http://kbookreader.org/download when it's ready. Just email it to atlanter at gmail.com.

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maruchan

10 years ago

Just saw this today...going to download the source and give it a try (Kubuntu 7.04). I've been looking for this kind of software for a while now.

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atlanter

10 years ago

OK, BooKreader moved to http://kbookreader.org finally. I'm working on making normal site with forum, blog, screenshots etc. Hope it will be available soon.

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kodren

10 years ago

Hi !

I'm quite interested in your app, but the download link and your home page seem to be down.

Any idea where I could fine the source ?

Thanx !

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10 years ago

Version 0.2
There are mostly performance improvements.
* Rendering speed is now more that 5 times higher.
* Fullscreen mode finally works well.

New version 0.1.1.
Background image resizing bug fixed. Thanks to Alexander Bodnarashik.

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