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Old 01-03-2013, 01:02 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by buffaloseven View Post
I'm running firmware version 1.3.1, and I've found now if I add any new fonts, I have to turn the device off and then back on (a full power off and on) before they show correctly.

That aside, I've been really enjoying the Linux Biolinum font lately; it has a very nice weight and straddles a nice line between something formal and something casual. I've been using Severek lately for reading Instapaper epubs; it's a really nice sans-serif but is a paid font. I tried Charis SIL for a little while, and while it displays nicely, it just felt so, so bland and lacking any character whatsoever. I guess depending on what you're looking for that could be a plus, but for me it was actually so generic looking it was distracting.
Not sure why the power cycle is needed for new fonts but I've noticed the same thing.

Charis SIL's ability to display diacritical characters was my main reason for trying it out but one of the reasons I still like it is that generic, display the text and stay out of the way appearance. So mark me as one person who sees that blandness as a plus.

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David
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