Weasel Reader is document reader for the Palm Pilot organizers, Weasel is Free Software released under the GNU General Public License v2. Unlike other doc viewers for the Palm, Weasel uses zTXT files as its primary format. These are similar in many ways to the de facto standard format, PalmDoc, but they feature much better compression. Weasel also reads PalmDoc files, though, so don't worry. It even supports bookmarks in both formats.
The zTXT compression is done using zLib, a Free compression library released under the zLib License. This results in much smaller files than with the PalmDoc method. For example, the Project Gutenberg e-text of "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" is approximately 600K in size. Compressed as a zTXT, it is only 261K in size, while with PalmDoc it is about 330K. Since the Palm Pilots do not have very much memory, this is a big savings.
Reads documents in zTXT and PalmDoc formats
Uses zLib for compression (ala gzip and pkzip)
Decompresses the text as you read
Hi-res available on devices which support it
Uses an age-based cache to keep the most relevant data in memory
Remembers where you stop reading
Full bookmark support. Add/Remove/etc.
Jump around to arbitrary places in the text
Number of allowable documents is limited only by memory
You can select the text you're reading to copy it into other apps
Export text to the Memo Pad
Beam Weasel or books to other Palms or to a PC
Full annotation support with references to where the annotation occurs (zTXT only)
Smooth autoscroll or screen wrap-around autoscroll options
Disable the onscreen controls and read full-screen
Invert the screen
Rotate the screen by +90 or -90 degrees
Per-document preferences (optional)
Multiple language hyphenation support
Supports read-only documents in ROM/Flash/etc.
Supports Palm OS VFS for reading from expansion memory cards/sticks
Supports jog dial on Sony PDAs
Absolutely 100% Free Software (licensed under the GPL 2.0)
Major new features include fixed support for the Palm 5-way navigator (i.e. d-pad buttons) plus the ability to remap keys to perform user specified actions while reading.
There is also a new "Most Recently Read" list maintained by Weasel Reader to help frequent users keep tabs on what they are currently reading.
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Supported operating systems:
Palm OS 3.x, Palm OS 4.x, Palm OS 5.x
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