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Old 09-10-2009, 01:27 PM   #7
Peter Sorotokin
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Originally Posted by Jellby View Post
Does anyone know what's the default font in ADE?
It is a multiple-master font which I do not think was released outside Adobe. (we need to have a multiple-master font somewhere in the engine to render PDF documents without embedded fonts). It is somewhat similar to Minion Pro, I think. Times New Roman is also similar, although more distinct.

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The guide for changing fonts in Sony readers says it's "Dutch Roman" there, is that for ePUB files?
This is true for BBeB, but not EPUB.

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Is it the same in all ADE products (desktop reader, Opus, etc.)?
It is a part of SDK, however device manufacturers can override it (or even make it user-selectable) through user stylesheet.

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I was going to add an embedded font for the Russian text in my Divine Comedy edition (which I'd expect to remove when ePUB readers properly support changing fonts), and I wanted to find a font that matches the default one as much as possible.
I understand what you are trying to do, but I think you overestimate the size of the font and underestimate how ugly it will look if fonts happen to not match (e.g. default font is made user-selectable). The ugliness will come not where you'd expect, BTW: the fact that latin and cyrillic text is in different fonts won't look bad (in fact, it will be even more readable - most professionals use a different font or at least italic for foreign-language snippets). However letters from one font and digits and punctuation from another will be terrible.

I assume you have FB2 for your text. Try converting it using http://sorotokin.com/fb2epub.html and look at the font sizes (that converter subsets the font).
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