New Firmware Update - Likebook Mars - 03/14/20
#1  Waddle 03-14-2020, 06:48 AM

Approximately 640MB.

Not sure what changed but in the notes it read about an upgrade to Z-reader.

Sorry that's all I know for the moment. Upgrade went better than last time.

#2  notimp 03-16-2020, 09:36 AM
ZReader is their second ebook reader/parser engine, that honors more of an epubs (html based) formatting (as in all of it, even margins), than their default reader (which strips pretty much all formatting out, only keeps paragraphs and headers, moves first lines inwards, and allows you to reformat text layout from there).

ZReader also is the only one of the two that can handle soft hyphens. (Yay!)

With the update, there now is a toggle to set this reader engine as the global default. (Go to the library tab, click on the three lines (top right), and its the last option (Reader settings). This will apply to new books added only. Older books still have to be toggled by hand (in settings in the individual book) as far as I have seen. (Or at least their older toggle value (if set?) overrides the global setting (which is good).)

Also in ZReader its now possible to adjust top and bottom margin settings. those are the new additions I remember (and have found) from the update readme screen.

edit: Also ZReader has a new default font (serif) thats actually very good (times new roman style - but thinner). Try it.

#3  Jinz 03-24-2020, 04:16 PM
The update went well, no problems here. Nice to see progress being made. I didn't notice the new reader font but for the first time I clicked on the cloud fonts option and they are not too bad either. I'm staying with the sideloaded Literata and Bookerly fonts though, they look the most legible and everyone should have them.

#4  Mr_STiG 03-25-2020, 12:41 PM
Nevermind... I tried it half-a-dozen times yesterday, and same issue. I tried it again this morning, and now it works fine. I tried to see how I could delete this post, but couldn't find it in the editing or user cp.

#5  Alan_Bernardo 03-25-2020, 04:45 PM
I have the Likebook Ares Note.

Checked for an update, but it says I'm already updated, which shows that I'm not. I'm still running xxxx16.

Anywhere I can get the latest update, in order to manually update?

I must say, support for all Likebook products, as far as I can tell, doesn't exist.


#6  Waddle 03-28-2020, 10:33 PM
Quote Jinz
I'm staying with the sideloaded Literata and Bookerly fonts though, they look the most legible and everyone should have them.
Can I ask where and how you find font's to side-load ? I googled it without any luck. Thanks!

#7  Jinz 03-29-2020, 01:57 AM
I figure this may improve everyone's corona lockdown experience so here goes

Bookerly and Literata fonts are Amazon and Google products, they are specialised fonts for readers with e-ink displays.

Blog post about the advantages of these two fonts

Download Literata and Bookerly fonts

Now to install them, connect your Android reader by USB to your PC. It should show up as a device in windows explorer or any other file manager.

Then you copy the unpacked font files to the "Fonts" directory in the reader main directory. If the Fonts directory doesn't exist you have to create it. It should probably also work with a Fonts directory on the SD-card.

Reboot the reader and the new fonts should be available to the Android system and in the reader settings!

#8  Incanus 03-29-2020, 11:05 AM

Thank you for the lovely fonts. I will try them on my next non science fiction reading... since (strangely) I don't read sci-fi using serif fonts (why is that??).

Very gratefully yours,


#9  Waddle 03-30-2020, 02:38 AM
Yes, thank you Jinz!

#10  Incanus 03-30-2020, 07:30 AM
I reposted this message on this other thread

Sorry for the mess.


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