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raboud
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Books written in Asia

Can e-books written in Chinese, Japanese and Korean be downloaded and read using the Nook?

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Kevin
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Re: Books written in Asia

 


raboud wrote:

Can e-books written in Chinese, Japanese and Korean be downloaded and read using the Nook?


 

Sorry, raboud. I do not believe that these character sets are supported at this time.

 

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googoobo
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Re: Books written in Asia

I tested different books in Chinese on the Nook. Project Guternbery Chinese books in ePub format did not display well. However if you convert the ePub book to PDF using Calibre. It can be read on the Nook. I also tested the Overdrive Chinese book. It also displays really well. Depending on the graphic of the original book, the reflow is messed up on some pages. The table of content shows up on the LCD screen in Chinese really well.

 

My conclusion so far is that Yes, you can read Chinese on the Nook - probably needs to be in PDF format. I would assume that you can read it in other Asian characters as well.

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whereisjim
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Re: Books written in Asia

It shows Korean.

I created PDF file for my compic book and changed the title using Korean.

The Korean showed fine on list of books.

 

I also created PDF file from TXT file which is in Korean.

The character was too small to read but it displaied.

I'm going to try different setting to see if I can create some better PDF file so I can easily read it.

BTW, while I was creating the PDF file, the font was embeded.

 

I'm going to try ePUP to see if it still works as well.