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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2011, 05:58:54 pm »
Oh. Ok, I misunderstood.  :P

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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2012, 12:39:05 am »
Now that Ndless 3 is out, I'll be switching over to work on a C-based ebook reader. I'll still update this every so often so that you can still have access to books if TI comes out with a new OS.

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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2012, 12:45:43 am »
Cool to hear. And glad you still plan to keep the Lua version up to date. IIRC the new Lua is supposed to add improvements (maybe speed/mem access?) but an Ndless version will definitively be nice too.

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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2012, 11:15:20 pm »
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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2012, 10:18:05 pm »
This is really old, but I was trying to use this and keep getting "An error was found in the format of this document." on my NSpire.  The ebook.exe works fine, no errors.  The document transfers fine, too.  The problem happens when I try to open it.

The weird thing is I can open your sample book.  It works just fine.  The problem is none of my books seem to work!  Just wondering if anyone else had a similar issue or can offer any suggestions.

Sorry, I realize this was really old,
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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2012, 10:22:58 pm »
Do we have to type in the books?
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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2012, 09:36:48 pm »
This is really old, but I was trying to use this and keep getting "An error was found in the format of this document." on my NSpire.  The ebook.exe works fine, no errors.  The document transfers fine, too.  The problem happens when I try to open it.

The weird thing is I can open your sample book.  It works just fine.  The problem is none of my books seem to work!  Just wondering if anyone else had a similar issue or can offer any suggestions.

Sorry, I realize this was really old,
 - gfrung4

Sorry about this. I should have mentioned this in the readme. The Nspire can't handle Unicode characters, so they have to be stripped out of the original file before converting the book. If you have Word or OpenOffice, you can do this easily with the search and replace function. Make sure you replace smart quotes (“...” and ‘...’) with regular "dumb" quotes ("..." and '...'), em dashes with regular dashes (-) and ellipses (…) with three periods (...). There might be additional characters with accents that you have to fix as well. Sorry, I know this can be a big inconvenience, but I didn't encounter it too frequently when using it myself.

N.B.: The OpenOffice regex [^a-z0-9 ?.!-"':;,] (finds characters that aren't a-z, 0-9, or common punctuation, don't know if the same will work in Word) works great in identifying characters that the Nspire won't support.

Do we have to type in the books?

No, the dialogue that pops up just asks for the title.

Also, the Nspire that I used to have I rented from my high school. Now that I'm going off to college I (1) don't have an Nspire to test programs on and (2) won't have time to write and test programs. All the software that I've released is open source and has all the source code included with the release. (I do have to apologize for the messiness of the code.) If any aspiring developer wants to pick up development of this program, you are free to do so. I'm sorry to leave everything in such an unfinished state.

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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2012, 11:33:59 pm »
I think this could work as a sort of on-calc readme file creator. You could just type up the readme in a txt document for the zip file and make a converted lua file for opening on-calc. That would be perfect for people like me who don't read the readme, can't figure something out, and then can't find the readme. :P
Hmmm.... I wonder how to do this.....

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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2012, 07:50:35 pm »
Can someone download the taming of the shrew from this website and convert it using the prgm? I cannot since 1. I use a Mac 2. Our windows computer runs win32 (pretty old) so the ebook.exe does not work. If you do, please PM the tns file.

http://www.umnet.com/download-ebook/48637-The_Taming_of_the_Shrew#

This is the link. And if you do, can you remove all the stuff in the beginning talking about "Thanks for downloading, and legal issues" and whatnot? Just delete that text up until the book starts, like interpretations, summaries, anything that would be part of a book.

Greatly appreciated!
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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2012, 08:11:12 pm »
Done (see PM). By the way make sure ebooks you post are really free though, not freely distributed copies of paid ones. :P

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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2012, 08:13:25 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
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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2012, 10:15:46 pm »
I have been using this for a while and it works great. There's just one thing I absolutely cannot figure out. Since Notepad doesn't support formatting, how did you manage to make the eBook Warbreaker have formatting like it did in your screenshots? I have made other eBooks with this program, but I can't find out how to give it formatting. I keep trying to keep all the words on the screen without having to zoom all the way out.

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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2012, 10:55:40 pm »
I'm kinda confused, but which one do I download?
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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2012, 11:02:03 pm »
I'm kinda confused, but which one do I download?
Tthe one on the first post where the link is like dropbox something
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Re: Lua-based Ebook Reader (Does not require ndless)
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2012, 11:16:11 pm »
Does anyone know how to add paragraph formatting etc. to the eBook when its in text format before copying it to the calculator?