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Why open source is great: pdf on ereaders

Submitted by hadrian on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 00:00

I have recently come into possession of the Kobo Glo, an e-reader with support for epub, txt, some other common formats and, so they say, pdf. Although I'm very happy with reading epubs I am quite discontented with the way it handles pdf files. From what I've read and heard it is, however, not the only device which lacks decent pdf support. The problem is with the fact that one needs to zoom in to be able to read any text from a PDF file and, consequently, needs to continuously scroll from left to right in order to be able to read which, on an e-reader, is quite slow.