Book Reader is a Java application allowing to read books on ANY modern mobile phone (with Java support)
Book Reader is FREE, as the reading itself is
Your phone is not just a communication device!
Read books, keep references, TV programs, train and bus schedules handy, enjoy fun texts while idle.
Cheaters, it might just come in handy on exams and tests:)
Who is who:
is me :) I like tequila and cats, so it's just self-description
TCBR (TequilaCat Book Reader)
is the software suite consisting of 2 parts:
TCBR Shell - program for Windows PC that creates JAR books.
Linux/Mac version is being developed. The Windoze shell works under Wine.
JAR Books created by the Shell
Each JAR Book contains book text and viewer program for the book.
- Download program archive to a PC computer running Windows or Linux+Wine,
unpack it and run the Shell.exe
- In this shell, select your phone model, set up fonts, options and all things configurable
- Add e-books from computer disk (if your phone does not support reading books from phone flash card/internal memory)
- Click "Create Java book"
- Install JAR file (Java book) onto the phone, like any app or game, run it and you'll see the book text.
For more details, see user manual
Fonts: Supports multiple fonts including Windows fonts, shows books in your language even if your phone has no national fonts. Allows for smooth fonts (if a book was created on Windows XP having ClearType on)
Directly opens TXT and FB2 from phone flash card. FB2 format supports images NEW!
Other formats (HTML, PDF, MS Word) are supported via Shell usage and converted to plain text
(HTML images are shown if converting via Shell).
Text orientation: displays rotated text (clockwise, contr-clockwise) - hold your phone as it suits you best.
Autoscroll: by page, by line, smooth (by pixel) scroll
- Displays pictures in text (if a book was created from HTML file) or in FB2 file
Chapter recognition: Shell auto-detects chapters and Table of Contents is added to the book.
Various hyphenation and word wrap styles
Text color of your choice
Search in book text and in internet using phone browser (via configurable search engine)
- Backlight control
- Keylock and password protection
- Different fonts can be choosen for menu and book
- Touch screens supported: tap screen to selects a menu item, scroll text or trigger a menu item bound to one of 9 screen tap areas (of 3x3 matrix)
Fully configurable controls: both in the Shell and in Java book, assign favorite actions to any key or sensor screen tap area
Flash Card support: on modern phones (supporting JSR 75), install BookReader once, then read text files or FB2 book files off flash card or phone "disks"
For phones redundantly asking for access confirmation a caching mode is available, less questions asked
Unicode (for hieroglyphic languages) and Middle East support (Middle East languages are supported partially in current release)
Java book with file support allows for choosing a file encoding (european, eastern and unicode encodings are available)
"Projects" support - keep separate projects for different phones, text types,
each with own options and fonts.
The Shell is now portable, can work right off USB-Flash, so that the settings are stored in Shell folder instead of registry (run Shell-portable.cmd instead of Shell.exe)
New functions (a lot of them) are described in more details in BookReader Shell Help,
also available online
TCBR is available in following languages
|| Translation author
| Spanish ||Alfredo Fernández Díaz |
| Ukrainian ||Vitaly Stopchansky |
| Polish ||Wojtek Kowaluk |
| Czech ||Stanislav Tomecka |
| Portugese ||Andre L.G.Correa |
| Italian ||Luca Monti
| Latvian || Arvis Lacis |
| German || Michael Aringer |
| Russian, English || built in |
Many people contributed to improvement of this software.
Thank You all who helped by useful comments, translations, bug reports, fonts, tools and hosting.
All the regards and thanks for the BookReader also belong to You!!! Good carma be with you :)
I DO appreciate your feedback. If you really like it, or really hate it, please drop me a letter.
Same applies for bugs/feature requests.
I can't promise I process it immediately, if at all. Real life, you know. But critical bugs will hopefully be fixed.
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This program is provided free of charge.
You may download it, install it, decompile it if you find it useful. Exact conditions of usage are provided
You MAY distribite this program, provided that I (tequilacat) am denoted as its author.
You MAY put your texts bundled with this program on the Web, provided that I (tequilacat) am referenced as author of bundled software.
You MAY base your software on it, provided that I (tequilacat) am denoted as author of base version.
You MAY NOT commerically distribute this program (charge money for it)
Program is provided as is and I carry no responsibility at all.
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