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Calibre in Debian

Some news about Calibre in Debian: I have been added to the list of maintainers, thanks Martin, and the recent release of Calibre 3.4 into Debian/unstable brought some fixes concerning the desktop integration. Now I am working on Calibre 3.5. Calibre 3.5 separates out one module, html5-parser, into a separate package which needs to be included into Debian first. I […]

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Calibre and rar support

Thanks to the cooperation with upstream authors and the maintainer Martin Pitt, the Calibre package in Debian is now up-to-date at version 3.4.0, and has adopted a more standard packaging following upstream. In particular, all the desktop files and man pages have been replaced by what is shipped by Calibre. What remains to be done is work on RAR support. […]

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Calibre 3 for Debian

I have updated my Calibre Debian repository to include packages of the current Calibre 3.1.1. As with the previous packages, I kept RAR support in to allow me to read comic books. I also have forwarded my changes to the maintainer of Calibre in Debian so maybe we will have soon official packages, too. The repository location hasn’t changed, see […]

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Calibre 3 beta for Debian

I have updated my Calibre Debian repository to include packages of the upcoming version 3, currently version 2.99.10. As with the previous packages, I kept RAR support in to allow me to read comic books. The repository location hasn’t changed, see below. Please report your experiences to the Calibre beta support channel at MobileRead. deb http://www.preining.info/debian/ calibre main deb-src http://www.preining.info/debian/ […]

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Calibre on Debian

Calibre is the prime open source e-book management program, but the Debian releases often lag behind the official releases. Furthermore, the Debian packages remove support for rar packed e-books, which means that several comic book formats cannot be handled. Thus, I have published a local repository targeting Debian/sid of calibre with binaries for amd64 where rar is enabled and as […]

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Kobo DRM removal on Linux

Finally it has been done – to remove the DRM of a Kobo eBook one does not need to switch to Windows or Mac anymore, deal with the brain-dead Kobo Desktop app, etc etc. The only thing you need is a Kobo device! DRM is evil, we know that, please read up on DRM protection here. I wrote about the […]

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Kobo firmware 3.18.0 mega update (KSM, nickel patch, ssh, fonts)

In short succession a new firmware from Kobo, this time 3.18.0. And here is my mega-update. On request from a reader I have now prepared updates for all three hardwares, Mark4 (Glo), Mark5 (Aura), and Mark6 (GloHD). Changes since last release: KSM updated to latest pre-release pre3 koreader updated to v2014.11-346 from September 19, 2015 customdict scripting update via run.sh […]

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Kobo Japanese Dictionary Enhancer 1.1

Lots of releases in quick succession – the new brings multi-dictionary support and merged translation support. Using the Wadoku project’s edict2 database we can now add also German translations. Looking at the numbers, we have now 326064 translated entries when using the English edict2, and 368943 translated entries when using the German Wadoku edict version. And more than that, as […]

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Kobo Japanese Dictionary Enhancer 1.0

I have just released a wastly improved new version of the . It allows you to enhance the Kobo Japanese dictionary with English translations. The new version provides now 326064 translated entries, which covers most non-compound words, including Hiragana. In my daily life reading Harry Potter and some other books in Japanese, I haven’t found many untranslated words by now. […]

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Japanese-English dictionary for Kobo

Since ever the Kobo firmwares also allowed downloading of a bunch of dictionaries, most of which I don’t need. As I am fluent in most languages I read and write, the only real dictionary I would like to see is a Japanese-English (I don’t dare asking for a Japanese-German). Unfortunately, Kobo never shipped one. OTOH, starting with firmware 3.16.10 they […]

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ePub editor Sigil landed in Debian

Long long time ago I wanted to have Sigil, an epub editor, to appear in Debian. There was a packaging wishlist bug from back in 2010 with intermittent activities. But thanks to concerted effort, especially by Mattia Rizzolo and Don Armstrong, packaging progressed to a state that I could sponsor the upload to experimental about 4 months ago. And yesterday, […]

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