Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Reading E Books with FBReader

  If you are an avid E-book fan FBreader is a cool app for you. FBreader is available  on several platforms.Its main features are,

*  supports several open e-book formats: fb2, html, chm, plucker, palmdoc, ztxt, tcr (psion text), rtf, oeb, openreader, non-DRM'ed mobipocket, plain text, epub

*  reads directly from tar, zip, gzip, bzip2 archives (you can have several books in one archive)

*  supports a structured view of your e-book collection  automatically determines encodings

*  automatically generates a table of contents

*keeps the last open book and the last read positions for all open books between runs

*  automatic hyphenation (patterns for several languages are included)
*  searching and downloading books from www.feedbooks.com and www.litres.ru

* partial CSS support for epub files

  FBReader can be downloaded from its website for several platforms. Some of  the supported platforms include

  • Linux

  • Windowa

  • SmartQ 5/7 MID.

  • Nokia 770/N800/N810) Internet Tablet.

  • Sharp Zaurus with Qtopia-based ROindoiM (e.g., original Sharp, Cacko) installed.

  • Sharp Zaurus with pdaXrom installed.

  • Sharp Zaurus with OpenZaurus installed.

  • Siemens Simpad with OpenSimpad 0.9.0.

  • Archos PMA430.

  • PepperPad.

  • Motorola A1200 smartphone.

  • Google Android.

        FBReader   can be installed on  ubuntu from softeware center or from the command line.
    $ su apt-get install fbreader

     Here are some screen shots of FBReader

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