Dear fedi, does anyone here know if there exists a gemini browser for my kobo ereader? Possibly in koreader?
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@woozong No browsers, but there are ways of converting gemini pages to epubs. A browser would be nice thouggh, I agree.

@kelbot
I think I've encountered such a conversion script before, but it seemed like to much friction..

@woozong It's not great to do all of your browsing that way. But I have a script that grabs the posts from my comitium feed every morning and converts them into an epub digest that I put on my kobo to read. I like it for reading the capsules I follow but I do the rest of my browsing on a computer.

I hope to have a way to browse on an eink device some day though.

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@kelbot @woozong Nicely done, scripted automation is viable with the Kobo ereader. How do you do the last step of transferring the epub files? Through USB cable or something else?

Browsing web pages is/was possible on my old Kobo Glo, but a rather sluggish experience. Just wondering if I can do the same for Gemini pages that are converted to HTML. Have to try this.

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@frank @kelbot
I was thinking along the lines of downloading feeds/site updates when connected on wifi (for a list of sites), allowing to read them while offline... Don't now how feasible that is though.. gem-sites should be lightweight enough not to be too sluggish (but that's an assumption on my part). Need to look into Kobo hacking first :-)

@woozong @kelbot I used to run a newsboat RSS script to automatically download articles through Pocket to my Kobo when connected with WiFi. I think it should be possible with Gem pages with a HTML proxy. Without images in articles it should be fine. The sluggishness is also because I have a 10 year old Kobo. Newer models might be more performant.

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