[quote author=tyke link=board=6;threadid=105;start=0#502 date=1052856051]<br />Can't really agree with the idea that it is YAODFR - it's being used all over Europe and America by some of the biggest libraries and universities. [/quote]<br /><br />I'd never heard of it before, so it's obscure enough. Besides, many people visit TextKit from computers that they can't install new programs onto (at work, school, the library, etc.). Acrobat Reader is going to be more common on those machines than DjVu.<br /><br />[quote author=tyke link=board=6;threadid=105;start=0#502 date=1052856051]<br />While I can appreciate that PDF is widely used, it doesn't mean to say it is the best. <br />[/quote]<br /><br />This is true. DjVu may be technically better. But there are other issues than speed or size. Like it or not, the PDF format is a de facto standard for many places. Does DjVu have a reader for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP, Linux, Macintosh, HP-UX, Solaris, IBM-AIX, DEC OSF-1, and SGI Irix? Acrobat does.<br /><br />We just had this very same argument regarding how Greek text should be represented on this site. The way I would have preferred would have allowed us to see picture perfect Greek if we have the proper font installed. But if the reader couldn't have that font installed, and was trained in the standard ASCII convention for representing ancient Greek, the text would have been very difficult to read. A compromise was reached which would give tolerable legibility to both those with and without the font. So something that I thought was technically better, wasn't, because I was only taking into account my desires. <br /><br />[quote author=tyke link=board=6;threadid=105;start=0#502 date=1052856051]<br />The ideal solution of course would be to OCR the texts and have them as HTML files or .DOC files. <br />[/quote]<br /><br />If you mean MS .doc files, they are only readable by people with MS Office. HTML would have the same font problem, unless the Greek portions are included as graphics, which would make the books huge and ungainly.
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