PDAs and eBook Readers HOWTO

One of the nice things about Project Gutenberg Europe eBooks is that they can be easily displayed on virtually any type of computer. Because we insist, whenever possible, on a plain text copy of our eBooks, in addition to other formats (such as HTML), readers are guaranteed to have a file they can easily display and edit.

Of course, some eBooks have particular formats (such as audio eBooks) or languages/character sets that might limit display capability, but the vast majority are also available in plain text. As time goes on, Project Gutenberg Europe is adding more HTML eBooks, as well as eBooks in XML.

A common request is to convert Project Gutenberg Europe eBooks for display on various handheld computers: PDAs, eBook readers, Pocket PCs, etc. There are many different brands and models of these devices, with different versions of software. We cannot try to keep track of every possible device here, but most devices have one or more Web sites dedicated to their use.

Here is some general guidance we have received from Project Gutenberg readers:

Tips and Tricks

Here are suggestions we have received from our readers:

External Resources

We offer these links to external resources, in the hope they may be useful to people who wish to convert Project Gutenberg files to eBook formats, or to more effectively display the files on their devices:

If you know of other useful tips or sites for eBook reader software for PDAs and similar devices, please email "webmaster AT pglaf.org".