Just Reader for Qtopia
Here you can find E-Books reader 'Just Reader' for Qtopia
environment, like found on Sharp SL5500/5000. You can tell me
about bugs and suggestions at 'Just Reader' forums
11/03/04. New version release, now with proper support for SL-C7x00/8x00 devices. All new fixes and changes are made by Anton Maslovsky who has joined the JustReader project. Big thanks!
- Fixed Settings dialog problems on C7x00/8x00 devices
- Fixed font problems on C7x00/8x00 devices
- Added support for Zoon In/Zoon Out buttons on C7x00/8x00 devices
- Added highlight of search text
- Maximum acceptable font size increased to 36
Now JustReader is also available for X11 ROM for Sharp Zaurus C7x00/8x00 devices:
Thanks to Sash Chukov for providing that package.
More info on X11 ROM is available here: http://www.pdaxrom.org
Sources are available here: justreader_2.0k.tgz
27/10/03. A useful enhancement - while in scrolling mode 'Suspend',
'Light Off', and 'Dim' are disabled. Thanks to Anton Maslovsky. A small
fix for 'Find' dialogue, doesn't try to search for empty string.
justreader_2.0i_arm.ipk. This version fixes bug which caused
JustReader to crash when following links deep enough. Thanks to Michael
09/09/03. Here are the sources for justreader_2.0h and Makefile to build it with QT for x86.
22/08/03. Several small and not so small changes. 'Reparagraph' now
works in html - useful for <pre> </pre> (like at lib.ru).
Automatilc recognision of 'html.gz' files as html formatted. Option to
show percents instead of pages in progress bar. justreader_2.0h_arm.ipk.
Btw I have compiled Just Reader for QT and it looks nice on my laptop.
Well, menus and icons in QT version are not so nice:)
13/06/03. Changed slightly 'Progress bar' and fixed Dictionary settings
to allow '.dic.dz' compressed dictionary files to be visible. justreader_2.0g_arm.ipk.
23/05/03. Settings dialog clean up : justreader_2.0f_arm.ipk.
15/05/03. Fixed a bug with initialization (JustReader wouldn't
start or crush if Built-in Dict checked but path to the dictionary
file is empty) . Hey, Kirill Limping, test it:) justreader_2.0e_arm.ipk.
02/05/03. Hopefully fixed the issue with Big5(Chinese) encoding
in Plucker documents -
justreader_2.0d_arm.ipk. The sources are here - justreader2.0d.tar.gz
30/04/03. Bug fixes -
28/04/03. Bug fixes and small changes - justreader_2.0b_arm.ipk.
21/04/03. Ok, now you can download a new version, justreader_2.0_arm.ipk,
which is almost complete rewrite of previous version. Download it and
see new features for yourself. I will post the sources a bit later.
14/04/03. Here are screenshots of upcoming 'JustReader 2'. 90% of code
has been rewritten. HTML handling(even off-line browsing),
MobiPocket (unencrypted), bug fixes, easey to add new e-book formats.
Unfortunatly at present I have little time to devote to this project.
If anybody wants to join this project or to take over it, please feel
free to e-mail me.
Small enhancements. You can now speed up or down scrolling pressing UP
or DOWN. Search window doesn't close automatically. You can close this
window pressing 'Close' button(next to 'OK' button) when you finished
Small pdb bug fix and a fix for the search button. justreader_1.6e_arm.ipk
Image support for Plucker format, 'Search word' option, lines overlap
and bug fixes -
Important update for Plucker format justreader_1.6c_arm.ipk. I
don't know why but records in Plucker format files are not always
in the same order as the text flow. In this version I
indroduced a new option which helps to overcome this(Reorder Plucker
Text in Settings/Format).
Serious bug in previous version prevented users from paging up and
down. Here is a fix.
Small update to the internal dictionary justreader_1.6a_arm.ipk.
Someone pointed me out on www.zauruszone.com forum that I have to
mention all the people/projects I borrowed some code from( they are
all mentioned in sources as, I believe, required by GPL). Here it is:
zlib: Copyright ¿ 1995-1998 Jean-loup Gailly and
utf8.cpp and utf8.h: The authors of this software
are Rob Pike and Howard Trickey
makedoc9.cpp and makedoc9.h: Copyright ¿ Pat Beirne,
shcodec ;) copyright ¿
1998-2002 Simakov Alexander
Probably some other stuff, but I cannot find it just yet.
justreader_1.6_arm.ipk. This version has internal
dictionary. It uses dictionary files from zbedic. If you
don't like it you can just use zbedic as external dictionary.
Many people asked for documantation. Anyone willing to contribute and
write a help file(plain text)? If so, please send me the help file and
I'll include it, along with compliments to the documentation author, in
the next package.
Fixed bugs introduced in the last version. justreader_1.5a_arm.ipk
First version which supports Plucker internal links. justreader_1.5_arm.ipk
Major Plucker format update.
Some major updates and bug fixes - justreader_1.4e_arm.ipk
Plucker update -
Preliminary support for Plucker format - justreader_1.4c_arm.ipk.
Yet even more improvements in html handling: justreader_1.4b_arm.ipk.
is out. It fixes a bug which caused segfaults on some .pdb and .prc
files (like found on
http://www.baen.com/library/.) Better html files
out. It has a number of improvements: proper CR character handling( CR
without EOL), html tags stripping, FileDialog fixes, proper handling of
'Cancel' and 'Ok' buttons, progress bar can be switched off and others
minor and major bug fixes. Special thanks to Anton Maslovsky for
bug reports and suggestions, Pavel Kudrys - for sending me examples
of texts. Maslovsky for bug reports and suggestions, Pavel Kudrys
- for sending me examples of texts which were not handled properly
and thanks to everyone for your help!
Here is a new version,
justreader_1.3_arm.ipk, which supports plain text e-books
in PalmDoc format files(.pdb .prc extensions). Many thanks to Tim
Wentford, author of exelent QTReader program, for
giving me advice and providing me with the code which deals with Palm
BTW, because I almost don't recieve any feedback on the program I
presume it has NO bugs and has all the features you can wish for:)
Or simply nobody needs this program:)
New version is available. It should, presumably, support text
encodings which are present on localized versions of Zaurus (asian
encodings?). Grab it,
justreader_1.2a_arm.ipk, give me your feedback. My UK version
Zaurus(as well as Qtopia development platform on x86)
reports as having only three QTextCodec codecs: ISO 8859-1,
For those who asked. New version which supports scrollong(only in 0
and -90 rotation modes)
justreader_1.2_arm.ipk. Scrolling is toggled with 'Ok' button.
Thanks Kybu for sending me
these unicode fonts of 10,12
and 13 pts sizes. For your convenience I've made a package unifonts-small_1.0_arm.ipk.
Speed impovements and some fixes. justreader_1.1d_arm.ipk
New version ,which supports reading from gzipped text files , justreader_1.1b_arm.ipk.
New version, which supports reading from zipped text files, is
justreader_1.1a_arm.ipk. You probably need to install zlib to be
able to use this version.
It's avalable for download
here. (If you prefer to be able to browse through
the whole file system you can get this version)) It's
distributed under GPL. Sorces are available through CVS here:)
It already has following features:
1. Supports Unicode(UTF8) and all major 8bit encodings.
2. Text justification.
3. Full screen mode('Space' switches full screen mode on and
4. Text screen rotation built-in (key 'R' rotates screen 90
5. Virtual pages and 'progress bar' (you can click on on
'progress bar' to quickly navigate around a book).
7. Table of contents.
8. Text reformating for different text formats.
9. Other stuff...
Ooops, almost forgot! I will implement built-in dictionary in
the future. As for now if you have zbedic installed
you can click on a word and get its translation.
For now it reads only plain text files and text
files compressed with zip or gzip. Other formats will follow
soon...er or later:)
'Just Reader' can read following file formats:
- Palin text files - .txt extension.
- Gzipped text files - .gz extension.
- Zipped text files - .zip extension. (There should be only
one text file in an archive)
- Palm Doc files - .pdb or .prc extension. (also known as
original Aportis or AportisDoc format)
You can use unifont for reading text in languages other than
English but I strongly recommend for better results to use one of
tahoma,verdana or arial fonts converted from ttf.
Screenshots are below.