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k2pdfopt: optimizes PDFs for viewing on e-readers
#11  tempname2001 09-06-2011, 08:33 PM
yes.this is really a good app!!
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#12  willus 09-10-2011, 04:52 PM
Quote Harmon
But it doesn't work for Macs.
K2pdfopt v1.22 works has an OSX version now.

http://willus.com/archive/#kindle
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#13  ThomasC 09-10-2011, 05:53 PM
Many thanks Willus. I downloaded the new version and it works great. Now it's much easier to select options to fine-tune things. Best Kindle addon ever imho!

Cheers,
TomC
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#14  willus 09-12-2011, 09:46 PM
Quote ThomasC
Many thanks Willus. I downloaded the new version and it works great. Now it's much easier to select options to fine-tune things. Best Kindle addon ever imho!

Cheers,
TomC
Thanks.
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#15  youssef 09-13-2011, 12:13 PM
you are a genius,
thanks a lot
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#16  youssef 09-14-2011, 11:24 AM
doesn't work with RTL langauges like arabic, it treats the text as english and as a result an arabic sentence is broken in two line but in reverse order which make it unreadable, need to add an RTL option to the app
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#17  thomass 09-14-2011, 12:21 PM
Quote youssef
doesn't work with RTL langauges like arabic, it treats the text as english and as a result an arabic sentence is broken in two line but in reverse order which make it unreadable, need to add an RTL option to the app
indeed it has: http://www.willus.com/archive/k2pdfopt/help/right2left.shtml
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#18  youssef 09-14-2011, 12:45 PM
Quote thomass
indeed it has: http://www.willus.com/archive/k2pdfopt/help/right2left.shtml
thanks, but it fails if the document is a mix between arabic and english (i.e an RTL and LTR), the app should change the direction based on the font,
but anyways great effort although if it fails for a mixed doc
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#19  Jellby 09-15-2011, 04:30 AM
It's complicated enough to get mixed LTR and RTL texts to display correctly, I don't think it's easy to process it backwards from image to text, but maybe something could be done with the intrinsic directionality of Unicode characters...
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#20  willus 09-17-2011, 08:06 AM
The way k2pdfopt works--by immediately converting to bitmaps--I'm afraid auto-detecting mixed text is beyond my current bag of tricks. It would have to involve some form of OCR or some new way of parsing the PDF file. Sorry.
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