FS#2613 - PDF Reader

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Josef (josefhuber) - Wednesday, 03 August 2005, 07:43 GMT
Last edited by Dominik Riebeling (bluebrother) - Wednesday, 03 February 2010, 23:25 GMT
Task Type Feature Requests
Category Plugins
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


It would be really nice if rockbox could display pdf files.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Bj√∂rn Stenberg (zagor)
Wednesday, 03 February 2010, 23:25 GMT
Reason for closing:  Out of Date
Additional comments about closing:  Closing all feature requests.
Comment by mrpringle (mrpringle) - Friday, 09 December 2005, 04:40 GMT

i would like to see this feature also.
Comment by ofer (dishi) - Monday, 27 February 2006, 11:39 GMT
sure would love to see that , could really use it
Comment by gh (gh) - Sunday, 12 March 2006, 13:41 GMT
Displaying only the text would be useful (and readable) enough.
Comment by imi (winnetou) - Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 11:18 GMT
This is severe! It would save my life... but would need picture output, zoom, and goto-page function.
Comment by Joshua Meadows (DemoRic) - Friday, 19 January 2007, 15:45 GMT
I also would like this feature. You could even use it to browse the rockbox manual
Comment by Haseeb (hdaackda) - Monday, 19 March 2007, 02:14 GMT
great idea
Comment by Julien (julius_c) - Saturday, 24 March 2007, 18:43 GMT
yes, text would be great
but with pictures it would be even better, but it isn't necessary
Comment by Henry Lawson (HenryLawson) - Monday, 16 April 2007, 07:00 GMT
why dont you guys just convert your pdf files to jpg? then you can view and read those? sure you loose the ability to navigate using the chapters but i think it would be a decent alternative.
Comment by Danilo (gwrtheyrn) - Thursday, 29 November 2007, 12:18 GMT
would be really nice, i'd welcome a pdf reader with 2 modes, one to watch it with pics, and one text-only mode.
Comment by ( - Friday, 15 February 2008, 05:40 GMT
It is not practical to transform a whole heap of multi-page PDF files (scientific journal papers, in my case) into JPGs. Just not practical. Of course, the best solution would be to find another piece of hardware more suitable for that task (PDA, iPod touch, iPod phone, eBook reader), but I already have an iPod, and it runs RockBox, unlike most of those other devices.
Comment by Ezio Balbo (peciolo) - Sunday, 30 March 2008, 22:25 GMT
wordeful idea
Comment by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Tuesday, 27 May 2008, 09:08 GMT might be something that could be ported? It's GPLv2, but I've not looked at the code.
Comment by Panagiotis Papadopoulos (pano) - Friday, 10 October 2008, 19:20 GMT
any news?
Comment by Jens Erdmann (pyro_maniac) - Tuesday, 21 October 2008, 21:16 GMT
I would prefer bookr, that is the document reader for Homebrew.
It supports pdf rendering natively.

Its GPL too and written in c/c++.
Comment by Calvin Walden (clone4crw) - Tuesday, 18 August 2009, 20:26 GMT
+1. Would love it
Comment by Alex (Darkknight512) - Monday, 01 February 2010, 05:17 GMT
I would love one as well, I just export stuff into txt files from AcrobatReader right now, but that is more of a workaround then a solution.