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Subject: RE: Contributing to the manual?
From: Aman Singer (aman_at_asinger.net)
Date: 2004-04-03


Hi, Fred.
        I don't know if I'm addressing this to the right person, but it
would be really nice to have both PDF and text on the main haxx.se site. I
was trying to read up on the recorder earlier and find that
        http://www.peterschlenker.de/rockbox/manual.txt
        isn't available, as the site it's hosted on seems to be down.
Haxx.se is quite reliable, so it would be nice to have text and PDF on that
site, as well as putting all the documentation in one place. Would this be
possible?
        Aman
 
-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Fred Maxwell
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 9:07 AM
To: 'Glenn Ervin at Home'; 'Rockbox development'
Subject: RE: Contributing to the manual?

Glenn Ervin wrote:

> Speaking of improving the manual, what is the benefit of having a PDF
> manual over a TXT manual?
> I do appreciate someone providing the manual in Text, but why would the
> PDF format be preferred by anyone in the first place?

Glenn,

The PDF manual contains screenshots of the LCD displays. It also has text
formatting which makes it easier and more pleasant for sighted people to
read.

I understand why a text manual would be preferable to someone who is blind,
but it's not nearly as good a choice for those who are sighted.

Regards,
  Fred Maxwell

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