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About subsets

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:48:27 GMT

Hi The Calibre editor produces nicely subsets of embedded fonts. On average, one EPUB in French language is made from, say 120 to 130 different characters. We can find the total list of all these characters using the tab "characters" in the lower line of the report tool of the Editor. I embed usually the Linux Libertine font. Each variant, regular, italic, bold has a size of about 800 k. The Calibre editor reduces them for one test book respectively to 166k, 129k and 77k. This seems understandable because there are much more regular characters used than italic and bold ones. Hence, I suppose that the Calibre editor makes use of a reduced sublist of italic and bold characters. My *question* is the following: where -or how- can I display (and copy) the list of the different italic and bold characters?



problem with calibre

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:40:59 GMT

Hi All' My name is Gordon and I downloaded calibre 3.9, went through all the steps and a window opened asking what device I'm using, and I highlighted kobo. then a new window opened telling me where my books are stored"C:\users\Gordon\documents\calibre library". Then it asks me where i would like store my books in calibre, and this is where I stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated. P.S after downloading calibre I downloaded my CDRom with all my books. :thanks::help:



Empty maps

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:13:35 GMT

While (re)organising my books and for example renaming an author from "Schember, John" to "John Schember"; Calibre does this job perfectly but.... An empty map will be left behind (/Schember, John). Now I have read do not touch the maps in the Calibre maps-library. But is ok te remove empty maps with an app like "Find Empty Folders.app" :blink::bookworm:



Nightmode

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:29:46 GMT

Good morning! Just an information for all those who, like myself, consider nightmode as essential; the new Kindle Oasis is going to have a nightmode.... No patch required ;-)



PW3 any way jailbreak on 5.8.10?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:02:30 GMT

i download https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=275877 and https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291336 it doesn't work . issue 16



MobileRead November 2017 Book Club Nominations

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:02:52 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2017-10/Ancienty_Egyptians_winnowing_grain.png*MobileRead Book Club November 2017 Nominations* Help us select the next book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for November, 2017. The nominations will run through midnight EST October 26 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days. The book selection category for November is *History*. In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third). How Does This Work? The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by polling. On the last week of that month a discussion thread is started for the book. If you want to participate feel free. There is no need to "join" or sign up. All are welcome. How Does a Book Get Selected? Each book that is nominated will be listed in a poll at the end of the nomination period. The book that polls the most votes will be the official selection. How Many Nominations Can I Make? Each participant has 3 nominations. You can nominate a new book for consideration or nominate (second, third) one that has already been nominated by another person. How Do I Nominate a Book? Please just post a message with your nomination. If you are the FIRST to nominate a book, please try to provide an abstract to the book so others may consider their level of interest. How Do I Know What Has Been Nominated? Just follow the thread. This message will be updated with the status of the nominations as often as I can. If one is missed, please just post a message with a multi-quote of the 3 nominations and it will be added to the list ASAP. When is the Poll? The poll thread will open at the end of the nomination period, or once there have been 10 books with 3 nominations each. At that time a link to the initial poll thread will be posted here and this thread will be closed. The floor is open to nominations. Please comment if you discover a nomination is not available as an ebook in your area. *Official choices with three nominations each:* - None -



Factory Reset, Firmware Update and Calibre Library Sync (ebook files on uSD Card)

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:40:58 GMT

Hello: I keep my ebooks on a uSD Card, and I sync them to my Kobo Aura (2013) using Calibre. Looking at the files on Kobo's internal memory, it seems that whenever I sync my files, Calibre updates 2 files at the root of my Kobo Aura internal memory: driveinfo.calibre metadata.calibre I'm planinng on doing a factory reset on my Kobo Aura, and then apply a side load firmware update, but I don't want to wipe out the files on my uSD Card nor do I want to resync them all over again from Calibre after the reset+update. My current plan for that is as follows: 1. Backup current driveinfo.calibre and metadata.calibre files from internal memory 2. Switch off the Kobo Aura, eject the uSD Card and then turn the Kobo on 3. Perform a factory reset using the configuration menu 4. After the reset, apply a sideload firmware update 5. After the update: * Plug the Kobo using USB cable to the PC where I store my library * Restore the driveinfo.calibre and metadata.calibre files to the root of my Kobo Aura internal memory * Insert the uSD Card on the Kobo Aura * Start Calibre so that I may sync the Collections and other metadata to the Kobo Would that work? Or is there a different way to do this? Thanks in advance, Incanus



Is there a way to access a row in the main viewer with the keyboard?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:52:24 GMT

I use a hand-held air mouse because of arm & shoulder issues, so it is awkward to constantly move back & forth between the my mouse and keyboard. In the main Calibre viewing area, I can use my arrow keys to move up and down between rows, or even left & right between columns, but I can't figure out how to access those fields without using my mouse & clicking on them. Is it possible & I'm missing it? If it's not, how hard would it be to add that feature?



Renaming an epub file

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:33:22 GMT

Hello, I renamed and epub file from "L'Essentiel de la grammaire tha.epub" to "L'Essentiel de la grammaire thaï.epub" but when I open Calibre and select that ebook to read it, an extra copy of that ebook is created in the folder with the former name "L'Essentiel de la grammaire tha.epub" (in addition to "L'Essentiel de la grammaire thaï.epub) and this is this copy that is opened. How can I do t rename an ebook withot having ths problem. Even if I delete the ebook then reimport it, I have the same problem! Thanks



When I Add Dictionary site

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:22:02 GMT

I can not add more than one dictionary of the same language? I would like to include more than one dictionary ... :blink:



Syncing page read across devices w/ different readers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:48:13 GMT

Hi folks, Out of the different iOS readers that do syncing of page position across devices, I'm wondering which are functioning correctly with CC. If you use a reader that has this feature can you post here just to say if it's working or not with books handed over via CC?



View preview pane in Explorer with Calibre

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:44:09 GMT

Is there some way I can view the preview pane in Window 10 Explorer in the Calibre e-book viewer format? Thank you



Troubleshooting K4NT Gas Gauge

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:53:52 GMT

I recently bought a new battery for my K4NT. Initially, it wouldn't even turn on. After installing the new battery, it had new life, but went to the Kindle Needs Repair. I then charged the battery for 20+ hours and used Kubrick. It usually times out with the firmware update after 30 mins or so. So, using Kubrick, I get it into diagnostic mode and go to gas gauge. The Battery Id is 0 mAH/Capacity at -1 voltage 3702 charger status On Did I get a bad battery? And I doing something else wrong?



K4 K4 with black screen after using Kubrick

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:31:17 GMT

Hi everyone: I've got a Kindle 4NT. When I look at an ebook for a short time it "freezes" and I always have to do a hard reset. I decided to use Kubrick to reflash the device. I got until the part of activating the USB network and kubrick were flashing the kernel. It shown that it would take ten minutes. I left it 1 hour and it was the same. I tried to restart the process with Kubrick but now I have the kindle with the black screen and not being able to access it in any way. Like this: [Image violates Posting Guidelines for size - MODERATOR] I tried with Kubrick again but it doen't reach fastboot mode. From the MfgTool try to put it in diags or fastboot but the screen goes white and goes to black so I can not operate in diags mode. (I tested with the recovery mode Power+Botton arrow too) As I can not configure in diags mode I think I can not access kindle from my pc. I read this thread: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169645 But everything it read depends about the kindle passes diags mode or fastboot so. I do not know how to reach a solution. P.S: Batery is new and is fully charged (green led). I'm using a Windows PC. I got Kubrick in a USB stick (my pc has not DVD reader) Any suggestion?



Newbie

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:52:47 GMT

Hi: I've got two kindles, K4-NT y Kindle Paperwhite. Hi everyone! Regards