I made a collection of font test ebook files.
Hopefully, this will help you and other fellow e-readers to test which font they like more, and eventually use it in their own ePub ebooks.
Here it is : font test.zip
There are two ways of using it, with a major exception : PMN Caecilia is not a free font
, and thus is not included in this collection. The files I made that reference it are included, in order to help people who have actually bought the font.
The book used to test the different fonts is a free book by Jeffrey A. Carver, titled Battlestar Galactica. I use this opportunity to both thank Jeffrey for his great books (most of which he gives for free) and to make a bit of advertisement for his site : http://www.starrigger.net/
Anyway, here are the explanations :
1. First way: embedded fonts
In each of the font directories (except PMN Caecilia for the reason I already explained above), you'll find a subfolder named "embedded". The file stored here is autonomous, and contains the font it means to test.
One cannot make this easier...
2. Second way: copying the font files
You need to create a /fonts folder in the root of your Sony Reader device file system.
In each if the font directories (except PMN Caecilia for the reason I already explained above), you'll find a subfolder named "fonts". Copy the files found here into your new /fonts folder.
The .epub files found in each of the font directories reference the fonts in the /fonts folder.
[edit: corrected the spelling of the fonts folder]
And a final note : the content of the .css files can be used to configure Calibre (in the conversion configuration dialog) or manually edit the .css files in other .epub ebooks...
[edit: I added screenshots !]
- Default font
- PMN Caecilia
- Fontin Sans
- Liberation Sans
I hope that my work will help you, please contact me if you need more help...