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Re: ebook format

From: Oliver Corff
Subject: Re: ebook format
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 15:22:28 +0200
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this looks like a promising route:

(not tried or tested yet, though I own a compatible device).

The processor of most e-readers seems to be similar to the one used in
the raspberry Pi series.

So if you can cross-compile groff for Pi, it should also work on e-readers.


On 6/16/21 2:01 PM, Wim Stockman wrote:
If any one knows how to run groff on a e-reader. I d love that :-). Just
vim and groff :-)
Op wo 16 jun. 2021 10:25 schreef Oliver Corff <>:

On 16/06/2021 08:56, Dave Kemper wrote:

On 6/10/21, Deri <> wrote:
Just out of interest, why do you dismiss pdf format for reading on the
kindle? I find you have
greater control over the way you want it to look using groff and pdf.
As a creator, that may have some appeal.  But most readers won't be
happy with this, because it means they can no longer resize the type
and have the page adjust appropriately.  (They could if the device
understood raw groff, but I'd be surprised if that were an option on
any commercial tablet.)
Actually, a surprising number of ebook readers runs on some kind of
linux, so running groff should be possible.

As an alternative to disabling kerning, instructing groff to embed all
the fonts in the PDF ("-e" option of gropdf, thus "-P -e" to groff)
may help with this.  With this, the page should display identically
across all viewers and devices.

Thank you for the suggestion, I'll try that.


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