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E-book reader for Sailfish OS.

The core functionality is based on FBReader source code with a few modifications. In theory, it should be able to handle all E-book formats supported by FBReader. Books are imported from the ~/Downloads folder, where they are saved by the browser or email client. Alternatively, you can manually copy your books to the ~/Documents/Books directory. Removable storage (SD-card) is supported as well. Switch between SD-card and internal memory by flicking left and right. Use volume keys (or swipe) to turn the pages.

This is pretty much a copy of the Jolla Store version, except that settings are moved from the app's pulley menu to the Settings -> Applications grid.

Source code: https://github.com/monich/harbour-books

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Changelog: 
  • 1.0.31 (May 21 2018)
    - Fixed "Keep display on while reading" for older systems
  • 1.0.30 (May 19 2018)
    - Added Brazilian Portuguese translations
  • 1.0.29 (May 19 2018)
    - Updated Swedish and Hungarian translations
  • 1.0.28 (May 17 2018)
    - Added option to keep display on while reading
    - Fixed a few memory leaks
  • 1.0.27 (Apr 27 2018)
    - First openrepos release

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TamarindoJuice's picture

Thank you, no problem! I will take care about the utf-8 next time. Your app is the best avaliable for Sailfish in its category, good job!

TamarindoJuice's picture

Do you need something more or is it ok to be used dev?

slava's picture

No, it's ok as is. I have just commited your translations:

https://github.com/monich/harbour-books/commit/654b2b6c

Thanks for the contribution!

It would be very nice if you kept an eye on it and provided translations for new strings when they appear.

fr3d's picture

Good work ! I tested the latetest version.

An option for deactiviting automatic screen turnoff is needed ;-)

slava's picture

Implemented in version 1.0.28

TamarindoJuice's picture

I do not have experience with GitHub, so i translated the xml .ts file to pt_BR and sent you the file over e-mail.

Thank you.

slava's picture

Your file doesn't seem to be utf-8 encoded. There's a problem with accented characters. Can you somehow save it as utf-8?

(never mind, it seems to be in CP819, I was able to convert it myself)

slava's picture

Good idea. And it shouldn't be hard to implement.

TamarindoJuice's picture

Transifex avaliable?

slava's picture

A few other people also mentioned to me this Transifex thing, so I decided to give it a try. I honestly spent couple hours on it, couldn't get it to work correctly with numerus forms and gave up.

Specifically, I played with the Russian translation. First, it failed to parse the existing translations for numerus forms. Then it insisted on having 4 numerus forms for Russian plurals even though Russian only has 3 forms. Then I received an email from them hinting that it's just a free trial. No, thanks.

I'm glad to accept translations as pull requests on github. Here is the English source:

https://github.com/monich/harbour-books/blob/master/app/translations/har...

fr3d's picture

Any chance to select background picture ?

slava's picture

Background picture for the book page?

fr3d's picture

Yes, background for the book page ! I would appreciate it.

slava's picture

I wrote it down so that I don't forget:

https://github.com/monich/harbour-books/issues/41

No ETA though. I've got plenty of other things that I would also like to be done.

vovaplushkin's picture

How to view the table of contents?

slava's picture

Not implemented (yet). And it's on the todo list: https://github.com/monich/harbour-books/issues/34

TamarindoJuice's picture

An advanced option that would be useful is the function to bookmark and add notes to the selected text.

Ingvix's picture

Have you considered adding cbr/cbz support?

slava's picture

When/if I have time, although I have to admit these are not high on my priority list. I would probably do fb3 first.

TamarindoJuice's picture

Using it from Jolla Store since first release, amazing to know it's here now too! The best SFOS E-reader.

explit's picture

Спасибо тебе огромное, человеческое!

dfstorm's picture

Seams to work fine :) thanks for the app.