Originally Posted by JSWolf
Actually, the iPad does with the correct app. Using the txr or Bluefire app, you can use ePub with embedded fonts. The Kindle already has true styles without the need to embed.
OK, but the native application, iBooks, does not. Does this mean if other apps are available that's an acceptable solution to you? The kobo is based on open source standards. Why don't you write a new renderer for it?
I don't own a Kindle so perhaps I'm confused but every spec and report I've seen clearly states the Kindle has built-in fonts, not
media embedded. AZW can't do that. It does read the TOPAZ format which supports embedded fonts but all reports say the quality is horrible and it's highly unstable.
I continue to be confused why you harp on the little kobo when the two biggest eReaders in the industry don't do what you want either.