Yesterday I explained about my efforts to convert Internet-Drafts to a format that is usable on the Amazon Kindle. The solution described is certainly fine for the long-term, but does not help for the IETF meeting in 10 days. So for the short-term, I developed another Java program that takes an Internet-Draft or an RFC in text form and convert it to a series of images that can be displayed on a Kindle. All the nice features of the Kindle like reflow, dictionary, TOC, links, bookmarks, annotations, etc…, do not work with this, but that’s better than printing – and carrying around – 500+ pages. The program is available here:
And can be used like this:
java -jar id2kindle.jar rfc3261.txt rfc3261.zip
The .zip file must be installed directly in a directory named /pictures on the Kindle 2. On the Kindle 1, the file must be unzipped in the /pictures directory.
On the Home menu of the Kindle use Alt-Z to rescan the flash memory and the new document should be selectable. Press J to switch the full page mode.