このライトノベルがすごい!

 

Disclaimer: This post is directly copied over from the BakaBT forums; the original poster is Kureshii.

Introduction:

[b]What this is:[/b] Digital versions of select light novel translations, from [url=http://www.baka-tsuki.org/]Baka-Tsuki[/url] or elsewhere, typeset in ebook format for reading.

[b]Why?:[/b] Because I like my light novel translations nicely typeset for reading.

[b]But EPUB/PDF is fail!:[/b] Don’t download this then. Hop on over to [url=http://www.baka-tsuki.org/]Baka-Tsuki[/url] or other sites for your light novel fix.

[b]Note on EPUBs:[/b] I typeset the EPUBs for optimal viewing at 768X1024 (the resolution of my target ebook reader), although I try to make them readable at other resolutions too. Text reflowing is not an issue, but inserting sidenotes and images requires much consideration of the viewing pixel resolution, especially on lower-res devices.
Not having any of said lower-resolution devices myself yet, I can only rely on readers’ feedback to inform me of how they look at lower resolutions. This project is a personal exploration of typesetting in ebooks and elsewhere, and I would love to see what settings work best for various readers.

[b]Note on PDFs:[/b] The nature and intention of PDF files as software- and hardware-independent display formats makes them unsuitable for optimal viewing on all devices of all sizes simultaneously, except in certain special cases. You can only typeset them for a particular size; they’ll look pretty terrible at other sizes. I will only typeset PDFs for larger, high-res display devices (specifically printing on paper at >600DPI), and do not care for opinions on their effectiveness on small, low-res displays.

[b]* Compatibility Note:[/b] Some of the PDFs may not open in newer versions of Acrobat Reader (even though older versions handle them just fine). If you must use an Adobe product I’d suggest using Adobe Digital Editions instead.

[size=16pt][b]Projects[/b][/size]

[size=10pt][b]Suzumiya Haruhi[/b][/size], [i]Tanigawa Nagaru[/i] (EPUB only)

Translation: [url=http://baka-tsuki.org/]Baka-Tsuki[/url], Editing: [url=http://baka-tsuki.org/]Baka-Tsuki[/url]
last update: 10/12/10 [b][Project locked; no more updates][/b]

Volume 1 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Volume%201%20-%20The%20Melancholy%20of%20Suzumiya%20Haruhi.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 2 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Volume%202%20-%20The%20Sighs%20of%20Suzumiya%20Haruhi.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 3 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Volume%203%20-%20The%20Boredom%20of%20Suzumiya%20Haruhi.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 4 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Volume%204%20-%20The%20Disappearance%20of%20Suzumiya%20Haruhi.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 5 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Volume%205%20-%20The%20Rampage%20of%20Suzumiya%20Haruhi.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 6 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Volume%206%20-%20The%20Wavering%20of%20Suzumiya%20Haruhi.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 7 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Volume%207%20-%20The%20Intrigues%20of%20Suzumiya%20Haruhi.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 8 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Volume%208%20-%20The%20Indignation%20of%20Suzumiya%20Haruhi.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 9 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Volume%209%20-%20The%20Dissociation%20of%20Suzumiya%20Haruhi.epub]EPUB[/url]

[size=10pt][b]Toradora![/b][/size], [i]Takemiya Yuyuko[/i] (EPUB only)

Translation: [url=http://baka-tsuki.org/]Baka-Tsuki[/url], Editing: [url=http://baka-tsuki.org/]Baka-Tsuki[/url]
last update: 13/04/11 [b][Project closed; critical bugfixes only][/b]

Volume 1 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Toradora%21%20Volume%201.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 2 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Toradora%21%20Volume%202.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 3 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Toradora%21%20Volume%203.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 4 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Toradora%21%20Volume%204.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 5 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Toradora%21%20Volume%205.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 6 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Toradora%21%20Volume%206.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 7 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Toradora%21%20Volume%207.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 8 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Toradora%21%20Volume%208.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 9 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Toradora%21%20Volume%209.epub]EPUB[/url]
Volume 10 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Toradora%21%20Volume%2010.epub]EPUB[/url]

[size=10pt][b][url=http://forums.bakabt.me/index.php?topic=19701.msg4632700#msg4632700]Fate/Zero[/url][/b][/size], [i]Nasu Kinoko, Urobuchi Gen[/i] (EPUB + PDF)
Translation: [url=http://baka-tsuki.org/]Baka-Tsuki[/url], Editing: [url=http://taipu.wordpress.com/]kureshii[/url]
last update: 14/09/11

Volume 1 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%201%20-%20The%20Untold%20Story%20of%20the%20Fourth%20Holy%20Grail%20War.epub]EPUB[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%201%20-%20The%20Untold%20Story%20of%20the%20Fourth%20Holy%20Grail%20War%20%28single-page%29.pdf]PDF (single-page)[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%201%20-%20The%20Untold%20Story%20of%20the%20Fourth%20Holy%20Grail%20War%20%28facing-page%29.pdf]PDF (facing-page)[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%201%20-%20The%20Untold%20Story%20of%20the%20Fourth%20Holy%20Grail%20War%20%28bookprint%29.pdf]PDF (A5-page bookprint)[/url]

Volume 2 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%202%20-%20The%20Mad%20Feast%20of%20Kings.epub]EPUB[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%202%20-%20The%20Mad%20Feast%20of%20Kings%20%28single-page%29.pdf]PDF (single-page)[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%202%20-%20The%20Mad%20Feast%20of%20Kings%20%28facing-page%29.pdf]PDF (facing-page)[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%202%20-%20The%20Mad%20Feast%20of%20Kings%20%28bookprint%29.pdf]PDF (A5-page bookprint)[/url]
Volume 3 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%203%20-%20The%20Scattered%20Ones.epub]EPUB[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%203%20-%20The%20Scattered%20Ones%20%28single-page%29.pdf]PDF (single-page)[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%203%20-%20The%20Scattered%20Ones%20%28facing-page%29.pdf]PDF (facing-page)[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%203%20-%20The%20Scattered%20Ones%20%28bookprint%29.pdf]PDF (A5-page bookprint)[/url]
Volume 4 | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_epubs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%204%20-%20Flames%20of%20Purgatory.epub]EPUB[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%204%20-%20Flames%20of%20Purgatory%20%28single-page%29.pdf]PDF (single-page)[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%204%20-%20Flames%20of%20Purgatory%20%28facing-page%29.pdf]PDF (facing-page)[/url] | [url=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/181781/light_novel_pdfs/Fate-Zero%20Volume%204%20-%20Flames%20of%20Purgatory%20%28bookprint%29.pdf]PDF (A5-page bookprint)[/url]

[url=http://taipu.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/aldus-lt-std-fatezero/]What’s with the different PDF versions?[/url]
[url=http://taipu.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/vollkorn-fatezero-epub/]What’s different about the EPUB?[/url]

 

[size=16pt][b]EPUB FAQ[/b][/size]

[b]What is EPUB?[/b]
See [url=http://ereads.com/2009/08/what-is-epub-and-why-its-important-to.html]this[/url] for more info.

In short, it is an ebook format that uses XHTML for content, CSS for formatting, and XML for metadata. While PDF aims to create the same visual output on any device, EPUB allows the device to reflow content and display it in a manner optimal for the device. Think of them as ebooks in limited webpage format.

[b]What devices support EPUB?[/b]
A list of devices and software are given  [url=http://www.epubbooks.com/ebook-readers]here[/url].

[b]What if I don’t want to buy or install anything?[/b]
Some online services, such as [url=http://www.epubbooks.com/ebook-readers/bookworm-online-reader]Bookworm[/url], allow you to read EPUB files online; all you have to do is upload an EPUB.