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Old 07-24-2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Jellby View Post
...Even all ligatures and kerning created by LaTeX will be displayed, as they are "hard-coded" in the PDF (the case is different with ePub, where it is the reading software that must apply these typographic features, and often does not).
This reminds me of a student finding several dozen misspellings in my book. Most of them were two words that had been run together. When I looked at the pdf file, in each instance there was clearly a space between the words. Turns out that he had copy and pasted the text into a Word document, and the spaces put there by LaTeX were too small for Word to recognize as spaces.
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Perhaps you want to create a black-and-white ereader version, given that most ebook readers have black-and-white screens (not every ebook reader is an iPad, you know).
Excellent point. One of my goals is to make the book as widely accessible as possible.
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As for the font, Lucida is not free, but if you bought a license you can embed it in PDFs, that shouldn't be a concern. If you don't have a license, maybe the kpfonts package suits your needs.
Yes, after posting I discovered that lucida is not free. Another goal is to keep the cost of the book down, plus this will be low volume. I will check out kpfonts.

Thank you for your very helpful comments and suggestions.
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