Kobo Works Better with Kepub Then epub
kepubify for OSX is a command line tool. Change the file attribute to executable using “chmod +x” after download. Move it to the folder with all files need to be converted. Run with correct parameters and it would create a folder “kobo_converted” with converted files.
Chens-Mac-mini:kobo amigo$ ./kepubify-darwin-64bit ./ Kepubify v2.3.1: Converting 3 books Output folder: /Users/amigo/Downloads/kobo [1/3] Converting '/Users/amigo/Downloads/kobo/Learn C# in 7 days.epub' [2/3] Converting '/Users/amigo/Downloads/kobo/Learning Python.epub' [3/3] Converting '/Users/amigo/Downloads/kobo/Python 3 Web Development Beginner's Guide.epub' 3 total, 3 converted, 0 skipped, 0 errored Chens-Mac-mini:kobo amigo$
Now, I open the converted Kepub. Faster, no crashes, the missing cover page is back, links with preview, select-and-search-dictionary, and reading statistics.
The only issue is the “Table of Contents” is displayed as just a list of files. I need to manually open the toc.html to navigate.
I think it is worth the extra effort to convert.
Chinese Text File Needs Unicode Explicitly
For Mac, even I choose the Unicode encoding in TextEdit, it is interpreted as an English text file in Kobo’s eReaders. I have to use Windows to help.
Add Chinese Fonts
First, create a “Fonts” folder in the drive “KOBOeReader” once the reader is connected to a computer. It doesn’t work if this folder is in the expansion card.
Last, copy these TTF files to the “Fonts” folder mentioned earlier.
- GitHub: adobe-fonts/source-han-sans
- GitHub: Pal3love/Source-Han-TrueType
- Google: Noto CJK
- Kobo: Changing text and font options on your eReader
- Kobo: eReaders
- MobileRead: Kepub
- NOBOMORE: 如何在Kobo Aura上顯示中文
- Packt Publishing Limited
- The eBook Reader Blog: Kepubify Can Easily Convert ePub eBooks to Kobo ePubs
- Wiki: EPUB
- Wiki: Kobo Glo
- Wiki: TrueType
- [開箱]Kobo Aura One(Limited edition)使用實錄
- 洪晧彰醫師個人部落格：Kobo aura one 32GB （日版）電子閱讀器 – 中文顯示問題