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Wikisource ebook export research: Comparison of download options
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We saw in T256708: Wikisource ebook research: How readers currently download books that people don't always understand what the different file formats mean and which one they might need. Here we're looking at other ebook services, what they offer and how they display it:

ServiceDownload UIFull download UI
Gutenberg (main & full)
Internet Archive (main & full)
Open Library (main)
Manybooks (main)

Common formats and where they work:

  • EPUB - Recommended. Works on most devices.
  • MOBI - Kindle and Calibre.
  • PDF - Works on most devices. Easier to use on bigger screens due to lack of text reflow.
  • Text - Works on most devices. No formatting.

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Let's also study on this can implemented on Mobile view. I appears differently based on the screen size but I do see a Download Epub button on English Wikisource (using WSExport) and a Download PDF (using ElectronPDF most probably) as well. But is not uniform across wikis on whether different formats are available or not.

I am sharing a few screenshots taken on my phone.

English Wikisource
Bengali Wikisource
French Wikisource
ifried added a subscriber: ifried.Thu, Sep 17, 3:53 PM