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Old 08-26-2012, 11:06 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
That is not from an eink Kindle. The two eink Kindles that support KF8 have a much larger line-height that cannot be changed. That would have to be a Kindle Fire if it is indeed a Kindle.
Wolfie:

I concur, but I was covering the bases; it's possible it's Topaz, although that dropcap is so crappy I think not.

For Tesseract: Dropcaps are easily done in K8 format now; most tweaking is done simply based on fonts, as each tends to be slightly different and requires some line-height adjustment; we use a media-call fallback for the K7 (or, as some call it, the K6) version for the e-ink devices, creating the same type of "Raised Initial" that Calibre creates. This is a pretty easy solution.

I wonder what old ws64 ever came up with? S/he was pretty adamantine about those drops being doable in K7 e-ink. I remember one guy got so desperate he made his so-called "drops" (actually, not) images of letters with floral accompaniment. I thought they looked pretty turgid, myself (yes, I mean swollen), and of course, they wouldn't resize when the text did.

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