Originally Posted by Katsunami
I wonder why publishers embed a free font such as Charis. I can understand embedding the one that was used in the paper book, but when using some free font, there's no difference between Charis or any other. On some readers, it just prevents people from using their preferred font, which is just plain stupid.
If your eBook has any extended characters, then you cannot be sure they will display as some ADE versions have a limited default font. So that's one reason. Another reason is Charis SIL actually looks better then most ADE default fonts.