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GutenFlash lets you read books by displaying single words or small phrases quickly, in a large font. The technique is known as RSVP, Rapid Serial Visual Presentation.

Current features:

  • loads plain text
  • chapter navigation
  • paragraph and sentence navigation
  • continuous speed control from 20wpm - 2000wpm
  • total / remaining playtime calculation
  • 3 display modes



GutenFlash expects UTF-8 files. So for reading a file originally in iso-8859-1, please convert it before to UTF-8 in a shell terminal:

iconv -f iso-8859-1 Reveries.txt -t utf-8 > Reveries.utf8

NameError: name 'init' is not defined

You may want to update the pygtk file as suggested in #1718


Create your .gutenflash.conf file:

gutenflash --showcfg > ~/.gutenflash.conf

and edit it.


Current mokoified version (ipk package and bitbake recipe):

Original website:

Toolchain: Make ipk

The comment below might be addressed elsewhere (irc, list?) (GC).

*download snapshot from
*cd to ipk-folder
*scp file to your phone

Note: I get the error:

root@om-gta02:~# opkg install gutenflash_0.8.2_arm.ipk

Installing gutenflash (0.8.2) to root...

Collected errors:

ERROR: Cannot satisfy the following dependencies for gutenflash:


root@om-gta02:~# opkg download python-string

Collected errors:

Cannot find package python-string.

Check the spelling or perhaps run 'opkg update'