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Old 12-08-2012, 10:59 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by bob451 View Post
"At this time" has been going on for years, ever since the Kobo Original. Who has much hope that such problems (with ADE?) are ever going to be addressed, let alone fixed?
That could be one of the problems. A lot of what we are seeing when reading an epub is ADE. I assume that Kobo has to wait for fixes from Adobe.

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That's interesting. Why have such a high minimum of 1.225, instead of, say, 1.0?
And then they chose 1.3 as the minimum that can be set through the font dialog. Playing with setting in the CSS a bit more and don't like 1.0. The text is to close. I have been happy with 1.3, but I might try 1.225 for a while.
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The line-height: values in the CSS seem to have to be much lower for sideloaded and embedded fonts; for one (standard font, including yogh characters) that I tried, I had to get down to line-height: 1.04 for a reasonable number of lines/page (but then, such fonts are no longer rendered on the Kobo as well as they were previously).
For kepubs, all the settings seem to be treated as larger values than in epubs.
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I got to 24 lines/page with line-height: 1.2 in the CSS, a font size of 24, and all margins of 0, by trial and error for firmware 2.0.0 (also worked for 2.0.4).

Lo and behold, when I upgraded to 2.1.4/5, the display changed to 23 lines/page (the minimum bottom margin set by the Kobo seemed to increase slightly). Since hyphenation still has bugs in 2.1.4/5, and since the handling of dictionaries in 2.1.4/5 seemed miles worse than in 2.0.4, I went back to 2.0.4 (hyphenation is off).

I think I may stick with 2.0.4, since with various workarounds it more or less does what I want. Non-aggressive hyphenation that worked properly would be a bonus.

Upgrading to any firmware release after 2.1.4/5 would be the usual lottery. I think of the Kobo firmware, since it hails from North America, as NTSC: Never The Same Code (twice).
Unfortunately, most development is like this, though a lot of times, fixing a bug reveals other bugs that just couldn't be reached before. For me, I am happy with the reading experience and the changes elsewhere (shelves and series info) are improvements I want. Hyphenation was bad at one point, but I haven't noticed a problem for a while.
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