[rfc-i] Small screens

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Tue Apr 24 10:59:29 PDT 2012


It’s not just Kindle.  I can’t figure out a decent way to read RFCs on
any of my Android devices, with the exception of a 10" tablet held
sideways. And that’s still pretty ugly. -T

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 10:52 AM, John Levine <johnl at taugh.com> wrote:
>> Please can someone point me to the method for getting an out of the
>> box Kindle (about 18months old) to display a .txt file with fixed
>> width?
>
> Basically, you can't.  You can sort of do it by making a PDF and
> copying or mailing that to your Kindle, but then you're either going
> to have to squint really hard if it shows a fully page on each screen
> or use the Kindle's less than wonderful zooming and panning.
>
> On the other hand, as people have mentioned before, if you have the
> XML version of a document and turn it into HTML (xml2rfc, saxon, etc.)
> and then into MOBI (kindlegen or calibre) it looks great and is easy
> to read.
>
> Like I said, I thought line printer format was fine until I tried to
> read RFCs on my Kindle.
>
> R's,
> John
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