Author Topic: I want to create an E-book reader for my CX CAS but I dont know where to start  (Read 1805 times)

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Offline nxtgenlva

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As per the title, I am looking at creating an E-book reader for my CX CAS and hopefully make it cross platform too. The lack of a decent e-book reader for the calculator has irritated me for quite some time given the academic nature of the device and this fine evening I've decided I have had enough and that I'm going to have a stab at it myself. I don't know any programming, bar the bare basics of assembly language, so some questions.

-What is the best language to make this project
-Will it be possible to support multiple file standards, such as ,txt, .epub, .mobi, .pdf?
-is it actually possible (although I'm sure I already know the answer to this)
-are basic features such as bookmarks, adjusting font size, page selection and chapters relatively easily implemented?

-James

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-C or C++. For that you will need Ndless on your calculator. Then go learn one of these languages and read the Ndless SDK docs. You can always ask questions here if you need help. ;)
-What you code is what you get
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I got ndless... time to learn a programming language! Do you know of any robust books to start on to start my education?

And thankyou for the welcome!

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Well, there are plenty of tutorials on the Interwebz, that's what I usually read. If you want a book, I can't help you much.
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There is already an E-Book reader for nSpires  :D
http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/444/44452.html
However, if you want to make your own, with more features, or a different overall feel, that would be nice  :)
You could program for ndless, in which case lots of tutorials are available
If you want to program in lua, you could use this http://inspired-lua.org/ or just learn directly from the API Reference guide (available somewhere at www.education.ti.com)
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 09:18:04 pm by LDStudios »



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I am porting MuPDF, so PDF is not really necessary.