- E-books purchased from Amazon worked well. I sent two sample e-books from the Kindle store and the text aligned right to left. By default, two fonts were supported and even side-loaded fonts worked too. It is also possible to look-up definitions and use an Arabic keyboard to write annotations. Font bolding, however, is not supported in Arabic e-books.
- I wirelessly sent two MOBI e-books and had significant problems. The major issue was the time it took to open an e-book - in both documents tested the Kindle completely froze. Further, even basic functions, e.g., turning pages, stalled the device. I further tested a side-loaded e-book and had the same issues.
Monday, 11 June 2018
Firmware 5.9.6 & Arabic e-books
Amazon's 5.9.6 firmware added support for Arabic e-books. Below are my impressions after testing the feature: