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Jul 28, 2014, 1:59:56 PM7/28/14
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Q:

This is probably rather difficult but it would be very useful if you could output an ePub which already included the bizarre JSON-based hyperlinks with area magnification required for fixed layout Kindle format. Kindlegen does a great job of converting ePubs apart from the links.

Anyway, great job.

Regards,

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A:

thank you for the suggestion.

I assume you are talking about the Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines 4.2.2 - Using Region Magnification.
http://kindlegen.s3.amazonaws.com/AmazonKindlePublishingGuidelines.pdf

That is an interesting feature, and a good suggestion. The main difficulty, is that most input files (such as PDF) don't contain much structure, (in PDF there is no such thing as a sentence or paragraph) and therefore, the magnified content that would appear on a double tap would often just be a single character!

Fortunately we are working on some advanced structure recognition, and text simplification technologies, see posts below. So perhaps we will integrate the two together.
http://blog.pdftron.com/2014/03/02/table-extraction-and-pdf-to-xml-with-pdfgenie/
http://blog.pdftron.com/2013/11/15/high-quality-epub-html-from-pdf/
http://www.pdftron.com/pdfgenie/index.html

Regards,

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