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195456Re: OT: Kindles (was: Re: OT: Middle Egyptian dictionary/grammar in Russian

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  • Leonardo Castro
    Mar 3, 2013
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      I would have already bought a Kindle if the Brazilian import taxes on
      it didn't double its price.

      Até mais!

      Leonardo


      2013/3/3 And Rosta <and.rosta@...>:
      > A. da Mek, On 01/03/2013 08:34:
      >>
      >> I am not sure how it is in other parts of the universe and
      >> multiverse, but here an average sized book costs about 30 Ermines*)
      >> and a Kindle costs about 250 Ermines; so for everyone who intends to
      >> read more than 8 books in his life it is cheeper to use the e-book.
      >> In the landscape mode, even the .pdf files are usually readable on
      >> the 800x600 px screen. I downloaded this Egyptian grammar and
      >> although the letters are small, they can be read clearly. (I bought
      >> Kindle when I wanted to read the Assyrinan dictionary
      >
      >
      > Is it worth having (buying, toting around) a Kindle just as a pdf reader?
      > Pdfs formatted for standard printed pages remain readable? On the Kindle
      > I've seen, the text is formatted for a much smaller page size, more like
      > what you'd expect from A6 or suchlike. My phone has a resolution of 480 x
      > 800, which makes pdfs viewable only with pain and inconvenience. Are pdfs
      > annotatable and are the annotations easy to export in a meaningful way (so
      > that one can tell which part of the text they pertain to)? Is the onscreen
      > keyboard (ABCDE rather than QWERTY in the pics I've seen) usable without
      > pain?
      >
      > How do others read and annotate pdfs? Me I skim stuff on the laptop, and for
      > careful reading and annotation I print them out and write on them with a
      > pen, and eventually lose many of them in piles of papers.
      >
      > --And.
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