[docs] MOBI format for DOCs

Ken Langer k.langer at arkadin.com
Thu May 12 21:57:35 CEST 2011


Thanks for considering on this as a new format.   Just out of curiosity, does this mean you will move forward with this?  If so, will you do it only for 3.x or for 2.7 and 3.x?  If you need help confirming the output, let me know.


-----Original Message-----
From: matrixhasu at gmail.com [mailto:matrixhasu at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Sandro Tosi
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:11 PM
To: Nick Efford
Cc: Ken Langer; docs at python.org; Georg Brandl
Subject: Re: [docs] MOBI format for DOCs

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 20:47, Nick Efford <N.D.Efford at leeds.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Mar 2011, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>> Since Python 3.2, we started to ship documentation in EPUB format,
>> meant to be read by mobile devices. AFAIK MOBI is used only on Palm
>> devices, and it seems some are also able to read EPUB. What's exactly
>> the reason for your request. It seems Palm is going to be less and
>> less used, do we really need this format?
> Sandro,
> MOBI is the native format for the Amazon Kindle.

Oh, I didn't know that, and from what I read on Internet, Kindle
doesn't support EPUB.

> Given the
> popularity of this device, I think it might be a good idea to
> support MOBI alongside EPUB.

I agree, so we just need to make Sphinx (our doc generator) support
MOBI - Georg, is this already in program or brand new request?

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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