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  • The basic idea...

    "The basic idea behind open source is very simple. When programmers on the Internet can read, redistribute, and modify the source for a piece of software, it evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing...
    ...The Open Source pages exist to make this case to the commercial world."    - Introduction to Open Source - www.opensource.org

    Details: ePUBator

    market download ePUBator
    WARNING FOR KITKAT USERS: KitKat adds some limitations of access to the external sdcard (called extSdCard on some devices) so ePUBator can't write on it. Move the pdf file in a folder in the internal memory (called sdcard) and try again. Version 0.12 should fix this problem.

    Minimal offline PDF to ePUB converter for Android - ?2011 Ezio Querini

    ePUBator extract text from a PDF file and put it in a well formed (epubcheck compliant) ePUB file.

    PDF extraction based on iText library <http://itextpdf.com/> released under the AGPL license.

    - ePUBator IS THINKED FOR BOOKS (NOT FOR EVERY TYPE OF PDF), BUT IF YOU NEED A BETTER RESULT TRY SOMETHING ELSE LIKE CALIBRE.
    - ePUBator doesn't need internet connection (doesn't send your docs somewhere on the net, doesn't have ads).
    - ePUBator extracts text (no text from pictures or from raster PDF).
    - ePUBator tries to extract images (only png, jpg and gif) but puts them at the page's end.
    - ePUBator tries to extract the table of contents if present (or creates a dummy TOC).
    - ePUBator doesn't extract the font size and style.
    - ePUBator saves the ePUB file in the same folder of PDF file or in Download folder if PDF folder is not writable or if it is set in Settings.
    - ePUBator works fine only with single column PDF (worse with multi column or tables).
    - ePUBator can fail extraction (5 of 358 books with v0.8.1 on my Atrix).

    WARNING!!!
    In the event of crash, unexpected stoppages or insufficient memory try setting Page per file to 1 and/or disable the extraction of images and try again (sometimes helps).

    I converted a lot of books (italians and some english) with ePUBator, but with someone the conversion can fail (raster PDF, columns, out of order chars).

    I never try with arabic or asian characters, right to left or vertical writing and I don't know if (and how) the iText library can manage those pdf. I'm sorry.

    On some books we can find wrong chars (e.g. ?? instead of ??), it seems a iText's problem (another PDF library extract the same text correctly). I'm looking for a better one, free and Android compatible.

    Permissions required:
    - READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE for save the ePUB file

    Legal stuff:
    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

    For comment / feedback / bug / suggestion / localization write to: iiizio AT users.sf.net

    For sources / all apk files / donations go to sourceforge: https://sourceforge.net/p/epubator/home/Home/

    Recent changes:
    v0.12 (2015-07-19)
    - Added cover image
    - Added save in Download
    - Added quick help
    - Added share ePUB
    - Updated iText lib and support library
    - Fixed some bugs

    Content rating: Everyone

    Author: iiizio
    Version: 0.12
    Market link: it.iiizio.epubator
    Web site: https://sourceforge.net/p/epubator/home/Home/



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    Market downloads: 50,000-250,000
    Market rating: 3.8 / 5.0
    Category: Top:/Applications/Books & Reference


    Added: 2013-05-10
    Updated: 2015-07-20
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