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TI-Reader App Available
Posted by Michael on 4 September 2003, 05:04 GMT

TI has released TI-Reader, a new concept app available for the 89 and the 92+/Voyage 200. TI-Reader is a text reader that works in conjunction with the TI-Reader Converter software to convert text, HTML, and Open eBook files into viewable documents for your calculator. In addition to the different font sizes and image (black and white) support, it provides for highlighting, bookmarks, and even annotating the text with your own notes. As alluded to in the app description, this is part of TI's plan to expand the usage of their calcuator into liberal arts classes.

 


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Re: TI-Reader App Available
bak Account Info

that is actually very usefull, If I had the calc, I would definetly get it.

     4 September 2003, 05:23 GMT


Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
KermMartian Account Info
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Yeah, that's one of the more useful apps that TI has come up with. However, it is yet to be seen how well the on-computer program can convert files such as html to this e-book type file. Hopefully it works well, and this become an important tool.

     4 September 2003, 14:45 GMT

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angelboy Account Info
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Oh well, so much for TIML or CTML

     4 September 2003, 22:54 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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LOL... haha
Well this looks fun...
WOW... I miss a day on ticalc, and come back to THREE new articles! Whoa! And two of them are for the TI-89! Cool. :)

     5 September 2003, 01:18 GMT


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KermMartian Account Info
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I'm still going to port TIML to asssembly...

     5 September 2003, 14:33 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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LOL

     7 September 2003, 17:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
Owen Schandle Account Info

Without a Linux port, it will be doomed to wallow in the TICT eBook reader's wake!

     6 September 2003, 22:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
Matthew Marshall  Account Info

... unless, it happens to work under wine... then it might have a chance.

MWM

     9 September 2003, 01:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
CajunLuke

Of course, neither work on the Macintosh. I'm going to see if I can recompile the commandline TICT programs and the commandline version of TIGCC for the Mac.

     18 September 2003, 19:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
CajunLuke Account Info

It's even easier with Panther... they ae simply BSD or Darwin Unix commandline programs.

     23 December 2003, 13:47 GMT

Re: TI-Reader App Available
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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Sounds awesome, although the library at openebook seems to be rather... narrow. Is there any compression in this format? Either way, I imagine that the TICT eBook reader will maintain the stronghold on calculator eBooks.

     4 September 2003, 07:28 GMT

Re: TI-Reader App Available
swtaarrs  Account Info
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Will it work with 2.05? I don't want to have to downgrade to 2.09 to use it.

     4 September 2003, 20:58 GMT

Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
ti_is_good_++
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If it really is HTML, then no. HTML docs will use time and date (complications with JavaScript and VBScript to C, TI-BASIC, or ASM conversions). Plus, XHTML and XML are used a lot now, so maybe this isn't going to be as good as it is now in 6 months. Well, until we rise to the challenge and start setting PC's pace (starting to happen with emulators and things-math utilities), TI can't really be at it's potential or THAT up-to-date. But it's amazing that this is happening already-AMS is at the equivalent time of 1982.

     4 September 2003, 22:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Okay, I doubt it will do Javscript, but either way, it looks like a good program. I wonder how many HTML tags it supports...

     5 September 2003, 01:23 GMT

Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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I use 2.09. I've had no problems whatsoever on either my V200 or HW1 89.

     5 September 2003, 02:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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I used to be a 2.05-only person, too, but I switched to 2.09 a couple of months ago and I haven't had a single crash or conflict.

     5 September 2003, 05:41 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
swtaarrs  Account Info
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I don't doubt that 2.09 is stable, I've even used it for a month, but there's ~64k less archive :(.

     5 September 2003, 21:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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I never noticed less archive *checks calc* yep still have 384KB total (HW1)

     8 September 2003, 17:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I used to be too... and then I installed 2.09 on my TI-89. Looks like I'm still a 2.05 guy. 2.09 doesn't do much good on a HW1. *grumble*

     6 September 2003, 00:41 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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I needed the hyperbolic and trig funcs so I just go it anyway. There is no help of hurt except when it comes to ID which I use so 2.09 is a good thing.

     8 September 2003, 17:20 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, I don't think I'll need hyperbolic trig functions for a while, but the main purpose (to me) was the clock functionality. And that doesn't work on the HW1s, so there's not really that much of a point to it, for me. I'm too lazy to switch OS's though, so I guess I'll be keeping it.

     9 September 2003, 00:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
Matthew Marshall  Account Info

What do you mean by HW1? Are there different types of 89's?

MWM

     9 September 2003, 01:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
W Hibdon  Account Info

Oh, yeah. Currently there are two types, HW1 and HW2. Though the HW1 is no longer in production. The two differnces that I know of is they output to the screen differently, and the HW2 has more mem.

Is your closing a play on my closing????

-W-

     9 September 2003, 02:42 GMT


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Matthew Marshall  Account Info

>> Is your closing a play on my closing????

No. That is how I normally close my web and mailing list posts. I was doing that before I started reading ticalc.org.

How do the HW1 and the HW2 output to the screen differently? Is it a cosmetic thing, or something with the underlying hardware that the average use would never care about.

MWM

     9 September 2003, 15:37 GMT

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Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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HW1 - Has 384KB of user archive, 16:1 contrast ratio (approx), 10 MHz MC68000 processor.
HW2 - Has 702KB of user archive, 32:1 contrast ratio (approx), 12 MHz MC68000 processor.

The speed difference is not 120% as the specs suggest. There are other various hardware enhancements/alterations in HW2 calcs (V200, some 89s, some 92+s) which actually make the speed difference ~140%. The only compatability differences between the two is HW2s incompatible (or really tricky) display routine that doesn't work right with 8 level grayscale (Based on voltage IIRC), and HW1 cannot use the clock feature of the new OSs (>2.05).

     9 September 2003, 19:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
W Hibdon  Account Info

Okay, thanks. I had asked a number oftimes, but I guess that you just did not see it before.

-W-

     9 September 2003, 23:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
Matthew Marshall  Account Info

Sorry; I had not seen the question. I normally do not look through the comments once there are more than 100, so that is probably the reason; it just takes to much time.

MWM

     11 September 2003, 16:01 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Really? I check and read through the current article daily.

     13 September 2003, 03:03 GMT


Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
CajunLuke

Yes, you can use it on 2.05. In TI's words from the converter's Readme:
"
* TI Handheld Device/Version of Operating System:
TI-89 with 2.05 or later
TI-92 Plus with 2.05 or later
Voyage(TM) 200 PLT with 2.07 or later
"
Also, it is not a downgrade to 2.09.

     8 September 2003, 19:36 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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It is really stupid that TI says 2.07 or higher for the V200, because it comes with 2.07 (when first released) so you can't have anything lower.

     9 September 2003, 19:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
CajunLuke

I'm going to try to put 2.05 on my v200

     23 September 2003, 19:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
CajunLuke Account Info

Never mind. I'm not that stupid to even try.

     23 December 2003, 13:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
RCTParRoThEaD_ Account Info
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Brett worships 2.05. To him, moving away from it is downgrading.

     12 September 2003, 22:29 GMT

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