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  A few suggestions
Posted by: OukIls - 12-30-2020, 10:36 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (1)

Hello and thank you for this amazing app.
I've been using this app for a year and have enjoyed it very much. I have a few suggestion that could make it better.
Sorry in advance if these were already suggested or if I am too dumb to notice they were already added.
1. A book progress synchronization between the pc and the android app (using wifi would be preferable) or atleast an option to save them in a text file so that i can create a workaround myself xD.
2. To automatically add new books if a new one was detected in a pre-selected folder.
It would be cool to support sub-folders as in my case my books folder looks like:
Thanks for reading my suggestions and sorry for my poor english as it's not my first language.
Have a nice day! Smile

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  Change Log v4.38
Posted by: jim_chapman - 12-27-2020, 05:37 PM - Forum: Discussion - No Replies

  • Refactored the Book Source classes, to make a better separation between ViewModel and Model code.
  • Fixed DropBox authentication / authorisation to use the new ‘refresh token’ workflow and the PKCE auth flow.  Note: Some time in ~ Sep 2021 existing DropBox users will be forced to reauthenticate (because their access tokens will expire, and they will need to obtain a refresh token, in order to refresh them).  There does not seem to be a good way around that problem.
  • Fixed the CSS loader so it will also load sheets referenced by @import directives.
  • Fixed the CSS parser to handle pseudos like :not([foo]).
  • Added a special case to the renderer, so as not to render elements that are explicitly assigned height=1px (they are placeholders, and should be treated a bit like ‘display=none’).
  • Added support for MathML, by converting MathML to SVG.
  • Made my ‘advancedrenderingoverridesmargins’ setting a bit more comprehensive (ignore margins, padding, line spacing and page breaks in all their forms).
  • BUG FIX: OPDS reader was inadvertently consuming some elements, which meant that the Ubooquity OPDS feed did not work.
  • BUG FIX (Android): SVG image scaling was wrong (didn't account for device pixel scale correctly).
  • BUG FIX: background image scaling was sometimes distorting the background image when tiling the background.
  • WORK-AROUND: (Android) Addressed, for now, the problem with access to local files and storage card folders, by adding android:requestLegacyExternalStorage="true" in the <application … > declaration in the manifest file, so that the scoped external storage restrictions won’t apply to Freda just yet.

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  OPDS Catalogue
Posted by: neilriach - 12-17-2020, 11:15 AM - Forum: Support - Replies (3)

I am having trouble getting Freda to connect to Ubooquity OPDS server.  I have configured the URL but when I click on one of the folders in the left hand pane I receive an error advising 'Failed to download.  Check you have internet connection, and try again ...'  This OPDS source is on my local LAN and other EPUB readers can connect fine.

I would be grateful if some could advise if there is anything further I could try as Freda, otherwise, seems to be exactly what I am looking for and if I can get it to communicate with Ubooquity I will purchase it.

Many thanks

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  Mark book as read
Posted by: BCNorwich - 11-30-2020, 12:31 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (1)

Hi, I'm new to Freada, despite reading through a whole lot of useful info I can't find a way to mark a book as read. I found how to make a tag "Book Read" but this method seems inadequate. Can someone help please or confirm there's no facility to mark a book as read?
Many Thanks Bernard.

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  Book format settings
Posted by: Tdublyou - 11-28-2020, 02:45 AM - Forum: Support - Replies (3)

In the last release of Freda for PC, a change occurred to the way book format settings are maintained. They are now not retained for each book, but are now applied to all the books in your library. So if you make a change to the format settings for one book, and then open another book, the settings you had previously made to the latter are overridden by the new format settings you set for the other (original) book. If you read more than one book at a time, or frequently reference multiple books, this change to the settings logic is wholely untenable.

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  A highlight searchable list or a bookmark/annotation whose field autofills from selec
Posted by: massib - 11-18-2020, 08:57 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (3)

Hi, I just downloaded Freda, and so far I am liking it. But I am reading a medical book for a quite weakened person, highlighting or excerpting if you will,the important passages for her to read later. 
It would be great to have the chance to select a part of text, then when highlighting it, auto create an entry allowing to directly navigate between highlights while still keeping the highlighted bit in the context of the page. A kind of "navigable index of highlights" if you will.

I understand that I can do the highlighting then create a bookmark and copy/paste the text in the provided text box, but it is quite contrived and lenghty.

would this be a possible option to be implemented? 


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  Please allow third party text to speech voices
Posted by: rosands - 11-13-2020, 04:05 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (2)

I have purchased several third party text to speech voices for my PC and I would love to be able to use them while reading books aloud.
Thank you. Smile

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  Change Log v4.37
Posted by: jim_chapman - 11-11-2020, 10:40 AM - Forum: Discussion - No Replies

  • Implemented CSS  ‘position’ attribute values ‘absolute’ and ‘relative’.
  • Implemented CSS  attribute  background-image: url("path/to/image.ext").
  • Forced the read-aloud language code to always be just two letters (so EN-AU becomes EN for instance), which avoids the issue that a possibly reasonable language is getting left off the list of available languages.
  • ‘text-to-speech applies emphasis’ is an optional setting, default no. Because Microsoft’s default voices produce an idiotic drawl when reading emphasised text.
  • ‘text-to-speech pronounces image descriptions’ is an optional setting, default yes. Because sometimes a book has all sorts of rubbish in images’ alt-text, and we don’t want to hear it read out.
  • Implemented ‘advanced rendering’ behaviour for TXT and FB2 books, so that the CFI-saving of bookmarks works for them too (I will eventually want to get rid of the legacy rendering mode altogether – and need to be forward-compatible with this change).
  • For Android only (because Windows UWP apps don't have multiple TTS engines), added a dropdown to choose which text-to-speech engine will be used, if there are several of them installed.
  • PDF pages can optionally have their margins trimmed (i.e. cut down to the rectangle containing non-white pixels). 
  • Implemented a special ‘settings to use for this book only’ preset.  It appears in the preset list, with a name like "for current book" which you can save settings to, or load (if you wanted to restore some setting you'd changed). When you come to re-open the book, Freda looks to see whether you've previously saved a "for current book" preset for it, and if so, Freda will load it. [potential gotcha – there’s no easy way to make this preset ‘unload’ when you subsequently aren’t reading this particular book]
  • Image viewer: Now provides a ‘rotate 90 degrees’ button, and on Windows, a full-screen view and add accessible controls / buttons for zoom in/out and pan.
  • Added a setting to tell text-to-speech to 'skip'  some characters (noting that ~ * _ seem to be particularly annoying).
  • When a ‘folder’ or ‘storage card’ book source is created, it now gets a default label that’s localised into the right language. [note: storage card exists only on Android]
  • Bug Fix: The code for squeezing table columns to fit their content is not working (it's giving up when floats were present, failing to account for margin/padding on image elements … )
  • Bug Fix: (Android)  Windows-1251 and 1252 encodings are not working (it needed a change to the .NET build options for the project, to make it work in Release builds)
  • Bug Fix: Read-aloud is failing to proceed to the next chapter in some cases (in fact, when the chapter begins with a paragraph consisting only of non-selectable ‘formatting’ images.
  • Bug Fix: The margin of left-floating elements is applied wrongly to the ‘float formatting context’ meaning that it can over-write the content that is meant to be floating round it to the right.
  • Bug Fix: The width of a floated image should default to the actual width of the image in the file, rather than the layout-width of the block containing it.
  • Bug Fix: (Windows) When GoogleDrive redirects to an app-specific URL in its auth workflow, it uses the same URL for Freda, Freda+ and Freda-Chinese.  So if more than one of them is installed, the results will be random, and not very nice.  The three apps should use three different uri schemes.

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  Can't permanently delete books...
Posted by: PaulM - 11-03-2020, 10:09 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (2)

Hello again,

Some of the books I now have in Freda I want to delete but every time I delete the book, then do a merge, the book reappears.

Is there some way to permanently delete books from Freda?  Thanks.


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  How do you change cover pics or other metadata?
Posted by: PaulM - 11-03-2020, 11:36 AM - Forum: Support - Replies (2)


Wanted to ask how you can update cover pics and other metadata for a book?


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