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Date:      Thu, 29 Oct 2015 03:25:25 +0100 (CET)
From:      "John" <m8r-qatwhq@mailinator.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: The FreeBSD Documentation Project: Is it just me or anyone is interested in reading the FAQ and
Message-ID:  <20151029022525.5A68DD5A62@emkei.cz>

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On Fri, 23 Oct 2015, jungle Boogie wrote:

> You mean like this:
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/
>
> There's not an epub format but a pdf, txt, rtf,
> html and ps

Okay, let's see http://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/
I've chosen the formats seem to most suitable for my purposes (https://marc.info/?l=freebsd-questions&m=144608407002871), that is, to be able to simply generate an ebook from the input (in my case, Kindle, but you can get an EPUB almost the same way):

book.html.tar.zip
book.rtf.zip

The HTML almost looks good from here, but when I download, extract and run the main book.html file, the images are not downloaded; even if I open it in a web browser.

The RTF looks broken in Windows 7's WordPad, it freezes LiberOffice and the conversion  crashes under Calibre.

Now I understand there might be issues with different encodings between Unix and Windows, but I don't know much about these issues. I downloaded the .zip versions assuming they are more Windows-friendly.

Now, how to get the Handbook (and FAQ) to my book reader? Thanks!



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