henry.lenzi at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 14:50:29 PDT 2006
On 9/5/06, Ivan Levchenko <levchenko.i at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there anything in the ports tree for reading books on the computer?
> something like Tom Reader or Ice book reader for windows?
I don't know what those are, since I don't use Windows.
For ebooks, there are a variety of choices. These choices depend on
the format of the ebook. Note that PDB files are proprietary and who
know how they're specified...Which means for PDB files, I can't offer
All this stuff is in ports:
Type of file Solution
PDF epdfviewer, kpdf, gv,
xpdf, acrobat, gpdf
PostScript (PS) gv, ggv (?)
dvi probably xdvi
djvu djvulibre, JavaDjVu
A note on djvu: although djvulibre is in /usr/ports/graphics, I could
not get the viewer (djview) to work properly. Two solutions are: 1)
grab the tarball and compile it yourself (in, say, /opt) - very simple
to do, just read the INSTALL file; 2) Install the FreeBSD official JDK
package and make your file manager use JavaDjVu associated with djvu
files - remember to move the jar (IIRC) to the directory where you
store your djvu files.
Hope this helps.
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