|01-03-2011, 05:31 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: PB902, Sony 950
Best Fonts in your opinion
For those who installed new fonts on your 950, can you share which you think is the best font for 950?
I just got a 950 and would like to install a font
Thanks a lot
|01-03-2011, 09:32 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2009
Device: Sony T3 (PRS-350 & 505, both in blue and gone)
I'm very fond of 'fontin' - which is free, so give it a try for nowt.... it's a serif font, but not too thin - unlike the sony font. It was a little 'light' in contrast on my 505 to a sans-serif Gill sans font, but looked that much better. Fontin looks excellent on my new blue 350! (did the Boroda hack without any issues).
Gill Sans is very good for a sans serif whether on LCD, ereader screen or printed out on paper - it's my default font in word on my Macbook (Gill Sans comes as standard with Macs...).
Tried Droid, but found it a bit ugly - the heights of the ascenders (?) seemed too short, or rather the bottom round bit of a 'b' (for example) seemed too big compared to the vertical line.
So far with a bit of preliminary fiddling with an html file in Word, seems like (for a 350) Fontin 10pt with line spacing at exactly 10.5pt (to open it up a bit) works nicely with Calibre conversion to epub. I leave Calibre on its defaults for font sizes etc, just change the margins down to 2pt all round.
Here's a pic of a page of fontin on my 350 as formatted above - the photo doesn't do the sony justice at all, unfortunately. It's surprisingly difficult to get a photo of these ereaders that really reflects how they appear in person....
|01-03-2011, 12:09 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, Sony 650
Many Overdrive library books use a font called Charis and I think it's very good. I am using it as my custom font right now but I might change to something else. I'm just getting tired of all my books using the same font.
Charis can be downloaded free here:
|01-05-2011, 11:49 AM||#8|
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canberra, Australia
Device: Kobo Glo, Sony Reader PRS-350
I've taken screenshots of examples of Droid Serif, Fontin, and Georgia on my 350 (they also have adjusted line heights). Out of those, I've used Georgia for the longest time, and am currently using Fontin just because I get bored and switch a lot. Droid Serif I do like a lot, but a paragraph of it sometimes looks dense to me.
I didn't actually like the look of Caecilia when I tested it on the 350, but that's just personal preference.
|12-07-2011, 07:39 PM||#9|
Just some dude
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: CO, US
Device: PRS-950, Kindle3
there is a page for each:
Last edited by gsgleason; 12-07-2011 at 07:53 PM.
|12-07-2011, 07:52 PM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 1, iPhone 5
|12-07-2011, 08:20 PM||#11|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: PRS-950, T1
Minion Pro Medium Condensed or Warnock Pro Caption. I've probably tried close to 25 fonts and I always come back to either of these two fonts.
|12-22-2012, 05:29 PM||#12|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Beograd, Srbija
Device: Sony Clie NX70, TJ35, PRS-350, Sony Reader T2
Hello everyone, my first post here. I need the name of the default serif font on Sony PRS-350. I did try search first, but to no avail -- seems like everyone referring to it as 'the default' font. Many thanks.
Last edited by dilaverson; 12-22-2012 at 05:31 PM. Reason: Typo
|12-29-2012, 06:37 AM||#13|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: PRS-650 / Cybook Opus / Nook STR (rooted)
Caecilia Bold, the non-Kindle version. Also Caecilia Heavy for when the lighting's worse or the eyes are tired. IMO Lexia Dama is ugly and doesn't compare to it. The post further up of Fontin looks nice, but I've messed with different stuff and my pre-mentioned preference remains unrivaled.
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