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    Re: Comic Book Viewer

    What about PDF? Even Kindle can read PDF, if I'm not mistaken.

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    Re: Comic Book Viewer

    Well kindle is an EBOOK reader. These programs deal with reading cbz, cbr, RAR, and Zip files on your COMPUTER.

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    Re: Comic Book Viewer

    How do I install the comic book reader? I tried to google instructions but everything I found just beats around the bush and doesn't come out and say what it is.

    Step by step with commands if possible.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Comic Book Viewer

    The following may also be of interest to those reading long webcomics:
    https://launchpad.net/comicget
    http://wnd.katei.fi/comic-get/


    Quote Originally Posted by ProlixTST View Post
    How do I install the comic book reader? I tried to google instructions but everything I found just beats around the bush and doesn't come out and say what it is.

    Step by step with commands if possible.

    Thanks in advance.
    For comix:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install comix
    To run it:
    Code:
    comix
    (or look for the new shortcut somewhere in the applications menu)

    For the others, I don't know, but it's possible they are in the repositories too. Otherwise find their official site and look for info there.

    What it is:
    A "comic book reader" is similar to an image viewer (the app that opens when you double-click on an image), except that it's specialized for reading comics/mangas (BD, graphic novel, webcomics, books...), i.e. folders or archives full of images corresponding to the pages/volumes of a comic/manga.
    i.e. it has functions like bookmarks, reading images from archives (.rar,.zip,.cbr,.tgz,etc), zoom in/out, two pages per view (with left-to-right or right-to-left reading), library, easy image navigation, etc

    P.S.: If you still have problems installing:
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware
    Last edited by KIAaze; July 9th, 2010 at 09:14 AM.

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    Re: Comic Book Viewer

    Quote Originally Posted by KIAaze View Post
    The following may also be of interest to those reading long webcomics:
    https://launchpad.net/comicget
    http://wnd.katei.fi/comic-get/




    For comix:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install comix
    To run it:
    Code:
    comix
    (or look for the new shortcut somewhere in the applications menu)

    For the others, I don't know, but it's possible they are in the repositories too. Otherwise find their official site and look for info there.

    What it is:
    A "comic book reader" is similar to an image viewer (the app that opens when you double-click on an image), except that it's specialized for reading comics/mangas (BD, graphic novel, webcomics, books...), i.e. folders or archives full of images corresponding to the pages/volumes of a comic/manga.
    i.e. it has functions like bookmarks, reading images from archives (.rar,.zip,.cbr,.tgz,etc), zoom in/out, two pages per view (with left-to-right or right-to-left reading), library, easy image navigation, etc

    P.S.: If you still have problems installing:
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware

    Thanks a lot for that. A million times more simple than I had anticipated.

    But I've run into another snag, when I try to open a .cbr file in 'comix' it says:

    COULD NOT FIND THE .RAR FILE EXTRACTOR

    The cold part about this is that it isn't zipped. I put the exact same files on my flash drive and opened them on a windows system using a different comic viewer and it didn't unzip anything. It just went right to the comic. Can someone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Comic Book Viewer

    This should fix it:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install unrar
    Technical info for your information:
    This is not a problem of the package management system. It seems to have been a choice made by the packagers.

    "comix" has not been made dependent on "unrar". "unrar" is just a suggested package as you can see here:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/comix

    This was most likely done because unrar is non-free (non-libre), thus allowing comix into 100% libre distributions like Gnewsense.

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    Re: Comic Book Viewer

    Quote Originally Posted by KIAaze View Post
    This should fix it:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install unrar
    Technical info for your information:
    This is not a problem of the package management system. It seems to have been a choice made by the packagers.

    "comix" has not been made dependent on "unrar". "unrar" is just a suggested package as you can see here:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/comix

    This was most likely done because unrar is non-free (non-libre), thus allowing comix into 100% libre distributions like Gnewsense.

    Thank you sir. You've single-handedly made life easier than it would be.

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    Re: Comic Book Viewer

    Quote Originally Posted by ProlixTST View Post
    Thank you sir. You've single-handedly made life easier than it would be.
    Yes. Comix working fine for me using the 2 commands. Thanks

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    Re: Comic Book Viewer - converting to pdf for printing

    Hi Folks,

    Comix etc have one defect from my point of view in that they don't seem to have the ability to print comics and from time to time I like to do that. (Also I like to combine multipart comic into a single file and that's quite easy with pdf's)

    Given that pdf printing is dead easy I tried to find a way to easily convert cbr (and cbz) files to pdf and I rapidly found that in the Linux that is not easy to accomplish so I set about finding a way.

    As I want Linux in general and Ubuntu in particular to eventually knock Windoze off it's perch I wanted this to be a GUI method for a very simple reason. If we Linux people say to a Windoze person interested in our much superior operating system that they have to learn arcane CLI commands they'll simply tell us to shove it!

    (Also, I work with Cisco equip and, whilst I have to use CLI there I really don't see why I should have to when I don't need to because the human brain is genetically adapted to pictures NOT letters/numbers!)

    After a bit of searching and experimenting here's my method -

    Firstly make sure that you have "Archive Manager", "GNOME Photo Printer" and a pdf printer installed (All are in Synaptic Package Manger and also in Ubuntu Software Centre) and then follow the these steps -

    (N.B. Steps 2-4 are to keep your original comic file intact and to make it easier to work on one file at a time if you have a lot of comic files in your original folder and also my mouse is set up for single click to open files/folders etc.)

    1. Open up the folder that you have the comic in
    2. Create a new folder (I call mine "renamed") and open it in a new tab
    3. Highlight your comic, right click and select "copy"
    4. Click on the "renamed" tab, right click in there and select "paste"
    5. Highlight the pasted copy of your comic and select "rename"
    6. Highlight the "cbr" at the end of the file name and type "rar" (If it's a "cbz" change that to "zip")
    7. Click on any part of the blank area away from the file
    8. Right click on your new ".rar" file and select "Open with Archive Manager"
    9. Extract the file to your "renamed" folder
    10. Click on new folder "Archive Manager has created and there you will find all the individual pages of your comic as .jpg files
    11. Fire up GNOME Photo Printer
    12. Highlight all the jpg's in 10. above and the drag them over into GNOME Photo Printer
    13. You will then need to change the default settings for GNOME Photo Printer (and you'll have to do this each time btw) (I use 18xmx28xm with the margins set to .5cm all round and print as pdf but you can also print directly to paper at this point if you want but you lose the advantages od printing froma pdf)
    14. Select your output folder and output file name (I use the "renamed" folder and the comic file name)
    15. Click on "Print and very shortly thereafter you'll have a pdf of your comic which you can than print combine etc.

    The whole process would be a lot easier though if "Comix" etc had a print function!

    Regards

    Peter
    Last edited by pierrem-m; February 17th, 2011 at 04:23 AM.
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    Re: Comic Book Viewer - converting to pdf for printing

    there IS a super easy way to "convert" a PDF file to a combic book archive on linux (with kde): http://kde-look.org/content/show.php...?content=37321
    right-click -> extract images
    right-click -> compress images to archive (or use your fav archiver, i use Q7Z).
    done.
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