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22nd February 2014, 11:51 PM   |  #1  
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Any ideas how to get new Glowlight's ReaderRMSDK.apk working on the NST?
Signatures issue?
Any new component in new Glowlight?
23rd February 2014, 12:11 AM   |  #2  
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What improvements are visible with the version 1.3 Reader.apk in the new NG2?

I haven't gotten around to getting it to run on the NST yet.
I was dissuaded by the fact that the libpdfhost.so is older in 1.3 than in 1.2.1
See: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=50319148
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What improvements are visible with the version 1.3 Reader.apk in the new NG2?

For example, as reported by my other forummates on the-ebook.org, one bug disappeared: in NST when you select text and then highlight, exactly under area where the Highlight, Share, Look Up buttons are placed the text becomes a bit fuzzy even though after the highlight is finished the whole screen refreshesh (blinks with black)
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Ouch!

It appears that the new NG2, version 1.3 is actually a branch off the 1.1 version code.
There are none of the changes from 1.2 in there.
In this, it's a big step backwards.

I don't know what B&N were thinking.

I should have guessed this from the libpdfhost.so versions.
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There are none of the changes from 1.2 in there.

So you suggest that it is not worth to install yet?
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This may not be a reason, but I found that 1.2.1 ReaderRMSDK is unable to handle and show embedded fonts in epub files, while 1.1.2 Reader has no problem showing them.
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Personally, I think embedded fonts are pretty stupid unless the book is a primer on the Klingon language.
eBooks are not like sending a book to a printer where it has to be pixel exact.

Although I've not done a review of all the reader software out there, I am partial to my own that allows the use of any font loaded on the device.
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Yep, I hate embedded fonts too. However, some books (esp. children's books) have very unique fonts embedded that cannot convey the feeling of text when written in plain fonts, like scary, funny, robotic, furry ones. Also some books contain symbols that simply cannot be shown with plain fonts. There are lots of children's books like these with embedded fonts, and I found out so far the only reader that can recognize and show texts in embedded fonts correctly (if formatted right) is 1.1.2 Nook Reader.

My previous attempt to use 1.1.2 Reader on 1.2.1 system failed (occasional screen blackout while reading). I guess this is related to EPD library incompatibility noted somewhere on this forum. Now I'm reverting back to 1.1.2 system and trying to figure out how to achieve what was done in 1.2.1 the same way. I'm now stuck with removing banner text on the bottom of screen. Hmm, I digressed... Sorry.
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Hmm....
The 1.1.2 Reader uses RMSDK9.2.1+/NDKr5
The 1.2.1 Reader uses RMSDK9.3.1/NDKr7b

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