Inspiring type: Libro di M. Giovambattista Palatino

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blank's picture

Way cool. But why do the people who put books online not realize that PDFs are an absolutely terrible format for image collections as there aren’t any PDF viewers optimized for viewing them? This would be so much better as a CBZ archive, and would be easier for the libraries to create (CBZ is just a zip file with a different extension).

Si_Daniels's picture

>But why do the people who put books online not realize that PDFs are

Because Adobe has a great marketing department - and kind of got the ball rolling on this via spin-off Octavo back in 1998.

bowerbird's picture

sii said:
> Because Adobe has a great marketing department

actually, more like "because adobe has traditionally
ripped off many aspects of the publishing industry,
thus giving it some deep pockets, which allowed it
to buy up and shelve all of the better competitors..."

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james said:
> This would be so much better as a CBZ archive

so just pull out the images and resave as a .cbz...

-bowerbird

.00's picture

It seems to me that a lot of what is in there is also in "Three Classics of Italian Calligraphy" by Oscar Ogg.

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