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Government CIA: World Factbook
#1  Bossman 07-25-2008, 01:12 PM
Hi Guys


I wanted to try out the epub format with the new prs505 firmware.

To see how well it handles big files i converted the CIA World Factbook to epub format with a bit of quick and dirty text editing.

I used this guide to create the epub file
http://www.teleread.org/blog/2007/10/31/experimenting-with-epub-creation/

and used this to convert the Website to xhtml
http://www.it.uc3m.es/jaf/html2xhtml/

It might not be perfect but good enough to use it.
Its much faster than the pdf version that i used before.

p.s. are we gonna have a seperate epub section?

Updated 02.08.2008
Cleanup and Multi level Toc

Updated 18.08.2008
added Flags
made xhtml 1.1 compliant
Cleanup
This work is in the Canadian public domain OR the copyright holder has given specific permission for distribution. It may still be under copyright in some countries. If you live outside Canada, check your country's copyright laws. If the book is under copyright in your country, do not download or redistribute this work.

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[epub] Epub Cia World Factbook.epub (6.63 MB, 1831 views)
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#2  igorsk 07-25-2008, 01:18 PM
Why the thumbs down icon? This is awesome!
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#3  Bossman 07-25-2008, 01:23 PM
didnt realise i clicked it
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#4  Donnageddon 07-26-2008, 03:54 AM
Not sure why, but the pages end off screen to the right for me. Even at the smallest font. Even in portrait orientation.

Looks like a great portable resource, but I can't get it to function correctly.

Just some friendly feedback.
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#5  Bossman 07-26-2008, 04:33 AM
Yes that seems to only happen in the geography section.
Firefox always renders that section correctly only in Adobe DE and on the reader is that section sometimes shifted to the right.

On thing i also found is that if one table field entry is to big to be rendered on one page, if you scroll Adobe DE and the reader will not show the rest of the field.
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#6  TedPark 07-26-2008, 12:22 PM
Yes, please - a new EPUB section will be needed - - -

And, while you are at it, I would like to see a RTF section as well, since it is really a "universal" format - rather than a misc. (read: "oddball") format.
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#7  TedPark 07-26-2008, 12:23 PM
I read somewhere that the new firmware allows you to scroll. Is this something new and different - or just the limited capability of the previous firmware?
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#8  Donnageddon 07-28-2008, 12:47 PM
Quote TedPark
I read somewhere that the new firmware allows you to scroll. Is this something new and different - or just the limited capability of the previous firmware?
On the Sony 505? No, no scrolling.
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#9  MishaS 07-29-2008, 01:03 PM
Quote Bossman
I wanted to try out the epub format with the new prs505 firmware.

To see how well it handles big files i converted the CIA World Factbook to epub format with a bit of quick and dirty text editing.

I used this guide to create the epub file
http://www.teleread.org/blog/2007/10/31/experimenting-with-epub-creation/

and used this to convert the Website to xhtml
http://www.it.uc3m.es/jaf/html2xhtml/

It might not be perfect but good enough to use it.
Its much faster than the pdf version that i used before.
Hopefully, this output of epubcheck is useful.
This work is in the Canadian public domain OR the copyright holder has given specific permission for distribution. It may still be under copyright in some countries. If you live outside Canada, check your country's copyright laws. If the book is under copyright in your country, do not download or redistribute this work.

To report a copyright violation you can contact us here.
[txt] errs.txt (145.9 KB, 464 views)
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#10  Bossman 08-02-2008, 10:56 AM
Thx MishaS

i made some cleanup.

The "same target" error from the TOC is supposed to be that way.
Isnt it allowed to have multible Entries linking to the same Point?

However i cant work out the problem with the
"I/O error reading OEBPS/countrylisting.xhtml".

i made the zip according to the spec with
zip -Xr9D cwfb.epub mimetype *
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