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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2012, 11:27:13 pm »
Done (see PM). By the way make sure ebooks you post are really free though, not freely distributed copies of paid ones. :P
Thanks a lot :D :D :D
I'm pretty sure Taming of the Shrew is pretty free. It is Shakespeare after all, and we all know how popular his books and plays are :P

As a general rule: Anything published before 1924 is almost certainly public domain, anything after probably isn't.
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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2013, 11:56:47 pm »
Updated to support 32 bit systems. I don't want to get anyone's hopes up, but I am not continuing to update this. I'm in college now, and I had to return my high school's Nspire. Hopefully the open-source nature of this program will encourage some of you to play around with the project and pick up some computer programming. It's an awesome skill to have.

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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2013, 12:17:35 am »
Sorry to hear D:, glad to see one last update and that it's open-source, though. Good luck with college!


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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2014, 11:41:42 pm »
Yeah I am glad to see this. I upgraded my Nspire's OS (if you want to call it an upgrade) and all I can use is software that does not require Ndless. Thanks for taking the time to make and share this.

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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2014, 07:53:27 pm »
I decided to try this out since I love the idea of an eBook reader. I had a text file and dropped it onto ebook.exe and it spit a file two out (TITLE_OF_eBOOK.lua and TITLE_OF_eBOOK.tns). I transfered that .tns file but I was unable to open it.

Ugghhh!!

So I came back to this thread and read what the author said about text files that contain Unicode characters. I did a google search but did not find a quick way of removing the Unicode characters so I was stuck. I kind of gave up on it. Then I decided to open my original text file up using Notepad++

I discovered a great thing about Notepad++. It has the ability to convert text files to ANSI.

To do that just open your original text file up, prior to converting it using the ebook software, in Notepad++. Then choose:

"Encoding, Convert to ANSI".

Save that converted text file and convert it using the ebook software and BOOM!!! You have a file that you can use on the Nspire.