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« on: January 23, 2006, 03:33:02 pm »
After I tried all known imageviewers on my SL-C1000 to view some Manga/Comics, and none of them was like I wanted it, I searched around the net and stumbled upon this little prog:

ComicReader (japanese site)

It is a very simple viewer for jpeg files, programmed to view comics. It automatically scales the image to fit width and you can use up/down for scrolling and OK for next page (you can also use the touchscreen to scroll/switch pages, google translation should give you an idea if you don't speak Japanese)

I find this prog very good for comic reading in landscape mode, and since I saw some "what imageviewer for comics"-threads around lately I thougt I would share this find...

it needs ruby and ruby-qte installed (both in the cacko-feed)

only drawback so far: its a little slow in loading the images (but qpdf2 which I used for some time wasn't faster, so I dont care)

I hope someone finds this usefull

btw. I forgot to mention, it should run on Sharprom(untested) and Cacko(tested), other Roms not tested so far

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PS: If this was mentioned before somewere in the forums please just ignore this, but I didnt see this prog mentioned before
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006, 09:55:19 pm »
WooHoo!!
Thanks, Soichiro. Once I get that c1000 I'll try it.

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After I tried all known imageviewers on my SL-C1000 to view some Manga/Comics, and none of them was like I wanted it, I searched around the net and stumbled upon this little prog:

ComicReader (japanese site)

It is a very simple viewer for jpeg files, programmed to view comics. It automatically scales the image to fit width and you can use up/down for scrolling and OK for next page (you can also use the touchscreen to scroll/switch pages, google translation should give you an idea if you don't speak Japanese)

I find this prog very good for comic reading in landscape mode, and since I saw some "what imageviewer for comics"-threads around lately I thougt I would share this find...

it needs ruby and ruby-qte installed (both in the cacko-feed)

only drawback so far: its a little slow in loading the images (but qpdf2 which I used for some time wasn't faster, so I dont care)

I hope someone finds this usefull

btw. I forgot to mention, it should run on Sharprom(untested) and Cacko(tested), other Roms not tested so far

seiichiro0185

PS: If this was mentioned before somewere in the forums please just ignore this, but I didnt see this prog mentioned before
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2006, 12:07:32 pm »
it needs ruby and ruby-qte installed (both in the cacko-feed)


I found Ruby in the Cacko feed but got an error when I tried to download ruby-qte. Anyone know what's up?
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2006, 05:36:16 am »
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it needs ruby and ruby-qte installed (both in the cacko-feed)


I found Ruby in the Cacko feed but got an error when I tried to download ruby-qte. Anyone know what's up?

I installed both form  http://web.mol.ru/~zaurus/feed/ without any problem. Maybe you need to do ipkg update?
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2006, 01:56:17 pm »
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After I tried all known imageviewers on my SL-C1000 to view some Manga/Comics, and none of them was like I wanted it, I searched around the net and stumbled upon this little prog:

ComicReader (japanese site)

It is a very simple viewer for jpeg files, programmed to view comics. It automatically scales the image to fit width and you can use up/down for scrolling and OK for next page (you can also use the touchscreen to scroll/switch pages, google translation should give you an idea if you don't speak Japanese)

I find this prog very good for comic reading in landscape mode, and since I saw some "what imageviewer for comics"-threads around lately I thougt I would share this find...

it needs ruby and ruby-qte installed (both in the cacko-feed)

only drawback so far: its a little slow in loading the images (but qpdf2 which I used for some time wasn't faster, so I dont care)

I hope someone finds this usefull

btw. I forgot to mention, it should run on Sharprom(untested) and Cacko(tested), other Roms not tested so far

seiichiro0185

PS: If this was mentioned before somewere in the forums please just ignore this, but I didnt see this prog mentioned before
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This is indeed a great little prog in the 860. One question, however: How do I browse back to find files? Once I browsed down to my Family Pictures file I found I could not browse away from it. ??
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2006, 07:10:09 pm »
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This is indeed a great little prog in the 860. One question, however: How do I browse back to find files? Once I browsed down to my Family Pictures file I found I could not browse away from it. ??
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If I understand your question correctly, you mean going to the parent directory in the file view? This can be done by moving the cursor to the 2 dots (..) at the begining of the list and pressing Ok. If I got your question wrong dont hesitate to ask again.

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2006, 10:26:16 pm »
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This is indeed a great little prog in the 860. One question, however: How do I browse back to find files? Once I browsed down to my Family Pictures file I found I could not browse away from it. ??
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If I understand your question correctly, you mean going to the parent directory in the file view? This can be done by moving the cursor to the 2 dots (..) at the begining of the list and pressing Ok. If I got your question wrong dont hesitate to ask again.

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That was it; thank you! The google translation of the Japanese site did not include that bit of directions, and I was going crazy.

My son out in California reads Nihongo well enough to fansub manga; I on the other hand have no clue at all.  
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2006, 04:36:43 pm »
try abookreader, i think it is much better. It has a whole lot of options but it is in japanese. maybe someone who know japanese can help transalate it. i use trial and error to use the proggy effectively

http://www.polysoma.net/poly/wiki.cgi?Zaurus%2daBookReader

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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2006, 05:13:00 am »
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try abookreader, i think it is much better. It has a whole lot of options but it is in japanese. maybe someone who know japanese can help transalate it. i use trial and error to use the proggy effectively

http://www.polysoma.net/poly/wiki.cgi?Zaurus%2daBookReader

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You're right, its much better (and much faster) than comicreader.
So far I found out Scrolling and next/previous page is up/down, and bottom left and bottom right corner of the screen is also scrolling /page switching. In the options, first tab, the first frame (top left) seems to be scaling options, first is whole page, second is scale to width, third scale to height and the fourth "squeezes" the picture into the screen without looking at the aspect. Unfortunalety I also don't speak Japanese so I can't help translating it   . But even with only knowing these few options its better than comicreader  . Thanks for this tip!

<edit>found another usefull option: on the second tab in the options, there is an option which says 200pix, this controls the amount of pixels the prog will scroll for one Keypress/tap, so you can adjust the scrolling speed here</edit>

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2006, 11:24:37 am »
Does anyone know what the dependencies are for abookreader? Do you need ruby installed, like the other app?
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2006, 11:37:46 am »
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Does anyone know what the dependencies are for abookreader? Do you need ruby installed, like the other app?
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No, I looked at the tgz file and found that its written in C++, so ruby/ruby-qte are not needed.

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2006, 01:59:34 pm »
This aBookReader is really a good program--is there anyone who can translate it?
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2006, 01:12:12 am »
I'm getting frustrated trying to find compressed content for the ComicReader. It shows individual jpgs just fine, but it doesn't read zipped files, and it won't touch .cbr/.cbz files at all. I'd really like one that did those.
I can't find any comix in its own format either; I think the website says it reads .cmr, but anywhere but Japan that's a movie file of some sort.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2006, 04:38:34 am »
cbr/cbz's aren't recognized for me too (they just don't show up in the programs file-view) but normal *.zip files work fine with abookreader (most of my zip's are scanlated Mangas btw). It seems that it can only read zip files, but not rar/any other archive format.
Have you tried to rename the *.cbz to *.zip? AFAIK they are normal zip-files so if they are named *.zip abookreader should be able to read them. Since *.cbr is rar-format, I think its impossible to view them with abookreader. (I allready tried to rename them to *.rar, but they don't show up in abookreader)

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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2006, 04:57:40 pm »
I have not tried abookreader yet. Still playing with ComicReader occasionally.

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cbr/cbz's aren't recognized for me too (they just don't show up in the programs file-view) but normal *.zip files work fine with abookreader (most of my zip's are scanlated Mangas btw). It seems that it can only read zip files, but not rar/any other archive format.
Have you tried to rename the *.cbz to *.zip? AFAIK they are normal zip-files so if they are named *.zip abookreader should be able to read them. Since *.cbr is rar-format, I think its impossible to view them with abookreader. (I allready tried to rename them to *.rar, but they don't show up in abookreader)

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