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Re: Nook Reader on Debian PC?



On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 04:12:15PM +1000, Scott Ferguson wrote:
> On 31/08/11 06:06, Thomas H. George wrote:
> >I have a pdf text which is hard to read.  It occurred to me to try
> >installing the Nook reader to see if it would improve visibility.  The
> >Barnes&  Noble web site has downloads for Windows, Mac, iPads and
> >Android tablets and phones.  I downloaded the Windows version and
> >installed it with Wine but have not got it working correctly as yet.
> >
> >Has anybody already done this?
> >
> >
> 
> Yes - waste of time (IMNSHO).
> Installing Linux *on* a Nook is a good idea though ;-p

I have yet to purchase a tablet as I have two desktops and generally
work from home.  When I get one I will certainly try to install Debian.
>
> Seriously - Calibre is (much) better for general e-book reading and
> management. Okular is better for plain pdfs.
>
These suggestions are very helpful.  I'll try both and forget about the
nook reader.

> You might want to check what fonts the pdf requires - it may be it
> doesn't use embedded fonts - in which case it will pick from your
> system fonts (which is where the "hard to read" bit may come in).
> 
> Cheers
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