195456Re: OT: Kindles (was: Re: OT: Middle Egyptian dictionary/grammar in Russian
- Mar 3, 2013I would have already bought a Kindle if the Brazilian import taxes on
it didn't double its price.
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
> 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.
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