Feb. 9th, 2014

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So I have light sensitivity mixed with bad double vision and dyslexia. I discovered this cool plug-in for chrome and firefox. beelinereader.com
That allows you to view a page in different colors, and in certain situations with the OpenDyslexic font (Which isn't for everybody, but I love)

It is programmed to work particularly well with Kindle Reader, Archiveofourown, and FF.net. It also works with DW and LJ entries, but it extracts the text from the entry to reformat, so that means if you need particular formatting, you're out of luck. There is also a pasteboard that lets you format blocks of text form Word Documents etc.

So, in my ever present search to be able to read, when I'm having a bad spell, I've been trying to figure out how to use this technology on ebooks that I've purchased from non Kindle sources.

Which is where I discovered something awesome! Epub is a particular kind of Zip file, which means it can be turned back into a zip file by changing the extension at the end of the file name to .zip.

Why is this cool? Because it means that you can view an Epub book in HTML form in your browser. Which means that you can run it through the BeelineReader plug-in and have the book appear in your preferred settings, just like you would be able to do if you were viewing the book online.


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