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      A clarification: MegaReader v2.6 adds support for HTML formatting within EPUB files, but it still does not support CSS formatting. CSS is a bit more complicated and I need to weigh how I can best support it without sacrificing the customizability of MegaReader. While the text formatting is improved in 2.6, and quite good for most books, there are some books, which rely exclusively on CSS formatting, that will still be lacking in MegaReader. For this reason, I am changing the status of this idea from “completed” to “under review”. Thanks everyone for your suggestions and support! -Patrick

      Geoffrey Kidd commented  · 

      One thing that might be done is to make CSS support, when implemented, switchable, possibly on a per-book basis. There are some books where I've noticed that they attempt to implement the formatting/layout dictated by CSS and on small-screen devices such as phones, it totally screws up the looks and ease of reading.

      Geoffrey Kidd commented  · 

      Thank you. For me, inability to see italics etc. as the author and publisher intended is a usage deal-breaker. I upgraded my 32GB iOS5 phone to a 16GB iOS4 phone just to get Stanza back.
      I plan to return to MegaReader to check it out after this feature's been implemented.

      Geoffrey Kidd commented  · 

      I ran into the following paragraph in a book I tried to read (italicized text is surrounded by _)

      _Thinking aloud, I suppose. Wanda’s no Bronwen, but she may well, all unawares, help me put Bronwen behind me, as I’ve got to do. As I’ve had to do now and then before…._ Everard wasn’t given to self-analysis. The realization jolted him that what he needed to regain inner peace was not another love affair but a few more times in the presence of innocence. Like a thirsty man finding a spring to drink from, high on a mountainside—Afterward, let him get on with his life, and she with her new one in the Patrol.

      The unitalicized text bounced me around because I couldn't tell what was the character thinking and what was authorial commentary without having to stop reading. If you have to do that, the software is getting between the reader and the story, and that is majorly bad.

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        Geoffrey Kidd commented  · 

        I like this one. It's somewhat tedious to find and delete already-read materials.

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            Geoffrey Kidd commented  · 

            I'm still in favor of this one.

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              Geoffrey Kidd commented  · 

              This would be nice, but from my standpoint, it's not urgent. I rarely keep more than the books I'm immediately loading in Calibre, and having to click/download/return cycle to get 5-6 books is not a great burden on my time.

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