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Old 12-19-2011, 03:24 PM   #76
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FYI below from another thread. I don't understand where "internal flash" is to put the fonts, but this is very promising.
Genius!!! I think internal flash just means standard internal memory. Create a directory called /fonts in the int.mem root directory, i.e. in the same dir which also contains /Books /DCIM and /Sony_Reader. Then copy any fonts you like in there. Then you can reference them in your epub css something like...

Customise serif to Arno Pro
Code:
@font-face { font-family: serif; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal;  src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/ArnoPro.ttf);}
@font-face { font-family: serif; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic;  src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/ArnoPro-Italic.ttf);}
@font-face { font-family: serif; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal;  src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/ArnoPro-Bold.ttf);}
@font-face { font-family: serif; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;  src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/ArnoPro-BoldItalic.ttf);}
Customise sans-serif to Fontin:
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@font-face {font-family: sans-serif; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/Fontin_Sans_R_45b.otf);}
@font-face {font-family: sans-serif; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/Fontin_Sans_I_45b.otf);}
@font-face {font-family: sans-serif; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/Fontin_Sans_B_45b.otf);}
@font-face {font-family: sans-serif; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/Fontin_Sans_BI_45b.otf);}
Customise monospace to Dark Courier:
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@font-face {font-family: monospace; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/DarkCourier.ttf);} 
@font-face {font-family: monospace; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/DarkCourierI.ttf);} 
@font-face {font-family: monospace; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/DarkCourierB.ttf);}
@font-face {font-family: monospace; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic; src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/DarkCourierBI.ttf);}
All bold and italics now working with any old ttf/otf font family.

Thank you so much for passing this on, pssquirrel. Happy dance

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Old 12-19-2011, 09:13 PM   #77
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Fabulous! Once again you have my gratitude, jackie_w, for connecting all the dots :-)
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FYI, as I expected (I did the test), if you replace res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/sdcard/fonts/myfont.ttf by res:///ebook/fonts/../../mnt/extsd/fonts/myfont.ttf, you can put the font myfont.ttf in the fonts directory at the root of a micro-sd card instead of the reader's internal memory.

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Old 12-23-2011, 10:02 PM   #79
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I just tried it on my non-rooted PRST1.
The res:///ebook/fonts/xxx.otf location works great for getting the internal extra fonts (Amasis, PalatinoNova etc) to work correctly. One has to wonder how Sony were able to make such a pig's ear of the extra fonts feature. Including the standard 4 @font-face statements in the css file works a treat,
e.g for Amasis:
Code:
@font-face {font-family: serif; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal;  src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/AmasisMTW1G.otf)}
@font-face {font-family: serif; font-weight: normal; font-style: italic;  src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/AmasisMTW1G-Italic.otf);}
@font-face {font-family: serif; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal;  src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/AmasisMTW1G-Bold.otf);}
@font-face {font-family: serif; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;  src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/AmasisMTW1G-BoldItalic.otf);}
these statements must be included in the css file inside the "fonts" directory?
how can i access this directory?
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these statements must be included in the css file inside the "fonts" directory?
how can i access this directory?
Tks.
Using the method you have referenced you do not need to worry about a fonts directory. It already exists inside your T1, even though you can't see it.

These @font-face statements must be inserted into the .css file found inside each epub book. The @font-faces you quoted are telling the epub where to find the 4 Amasis font files contained in the T1. This method is a workaround to ensure that bold and italics work correctly when using Amasis. You must also leave Selected Font Type set to 'Original'.
  • Use your favourite unzip utility (e.g. 7zip, WinRAR, Calibre Tweak epub) to open the epub.
  • Find the .css file and copy/paste the @font-faces into it using your favourite text editor.

I always put the @font-faces at the beginning of the .css file (but I'm not sure whether this is important).
Note: if the .css file has a header line, something like the following, put the @font-faces after it.
Code:
@namespace h "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml";

Edit: If you are using Calibre to create your epubs, you can set it up to automatically copy the @font-faces into the epub during the conversion process by copying them into the Look&Feel - ExtraCSS box

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Old 12-24-2011, 09:00 PM   #81
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Using the method you have referenced you do not need to worry about a fonts directory. It already exists inside your T1, even though you can't see it.

These @font-face statements must be inserted into the .css file found inside each epub book. The @font-faces you quoted are telling the epub where to find the 4 Amasis font files contained in the T1. This method is a workaround to ensure that bold and italics work correctly when using Amasis. You must also leave Selected Font Type set to 'Original'.
  • Use your favourite unzip utility (e.g. 7zip, WinRAR, Calibre Tweak epub) to open the epub.
  • Find the .css file and copy/paste the @font-faces into it using your favourite text editor.

I always put the @font-faces at the beginning of the .css file (but I'm not sure whether this is important).
Note: if the .css file has a header line, something like the following, put the @font-faces after it.
Code:
@namespace h "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml";

Edit: If you are using Calibre to create your epubs, you can set it up to automatically copy the @font-faces into the epub during the conversion process by copying them into the Look&Feel - ExtraCSS box
thank you for your time jackie, it is clear now how to include these statements in the css file inside each epub, the post no.29 that confuse me:

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I finally succeeded for references to any PRS-T1 integrated font !

for exemple:
@font-face {
font-family: MyFont1;
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;
src: url(res:///ebook/fonts/FrutigerNeueLTW1G-Regular.otf);
}

Don't need to include a copy of these fonts in each ePUB !
p.s. I'm trying to use Amasis on all my epubs and it's gonna take me some time to modify each css file.

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Sorry for asking a maybe stupid question, but why does everybody want to reference to an already existing font, if you can just as well choose it from a menu?
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Sorry for asking a maybe stupid question, but why does everybody want to reference to an already existing font, if you can just as well choose it from a menu?
Because, unfortunately, displaying bold and/or italics in an epub is completely unpredictable when using the standard select-a-font feature if you use anything other than 'Original'. Many people probably don't care, but there are also many who do.

As an English-only reader I'm not 100% sure of the following, but I expect someone will correct me if I'm wrong...
  • If you want to retain bold/italics in some (all???) Eastern European language, you would also need to add manual references to one of the 6 extra fonts (Amasis etc) as the 'Original' font does not contain many (any???) of the special accented characters.
  • Reading in Chinese (and maybe other languages) is only possible if you manually add the reference to a different internal font (e.g. DroidSansFallback) not 'Original' or any of the 6 extra fonts (Amasis etc).
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Thank you, jackie, that's fair enough.
Does this block selection of other fonts?

When checking out this for myself (trying to get external fonts working), I found out, that selection through menu is blocked, if I do not call the font family "serif" or "sans-serif" but e.g. "Fontin" (That's what I am used from PRS+ css style selection).

EDIT: I added your information into the wiki.

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Does this block selection of other fonts?

When checking out this for myself (trying to get external fonts working), I found out, that selection through menu is blocked, if I do not call the font family "serif" or "sans-serif" but e.g. "Fontin" (That's what I am used from PRS+ css style selection).
I think that as long as you use the generic font-family names (serif, sans-serif, monospace) in your @font-face statements rather than specific font name labels (e.g. Charis, Fontin, "Times New Roman", Amasis) then the standard select-a-font feature should work as well (or as badly ) as it's always worked.

Personally, I've always done it this way, even in PRS+. I never could see the point in using those specific font name labels, it's just one more thing that needs changing when you clone an old PRS+ css file to try out a new font.
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I think that as long as you use the generic font-family names (serif, sans-serif, monospace) in your @font-face statements rather than specific font name labels (e.g. Charis, Fontin, "Times New Roman", Amasis) then the standard select-a-font feature should work as well (or as badly ) as it's always worked.

Personally, I've always done it this way, even in PRS+. I never could see the point in using those specific font name labels, it's just one more thing that needs changing when you clone an old PRS+ css file to try out a new font.
I'll have to give that a try and see what happens. I'll report back after I try it.
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I'll have to give that a try and see what happens. I'll report back after I try it.
Don't forget you will also need to make sure your css body statement uses the generic name serif rather than the specific font name label.

If you're planning on trying it with PRS+ css files on earlier Sony models, this is an example of one of mine in case it helps. I've tried to cover as many Calibre body variations as I've found necessary to date.
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body, body.calibre, body.calibre1, body.calibre2, body.calibre3  {
    font-family: serif; 
    line-height: 1.2; 
    font-size: 0.85em !important;}
Note: In fact, it's quite possible that the font-family: serif; line is redundant as all the ereaders I've owned seem to use font-family: serif as the epub default in the absence of more specific css. Nevertheless, I've left it in all my PRS+ css files, just in case.

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Is it possible to reference to a font that works for cyrillic letters? Or should I add a font to the /font directory? Can you tell me which font works?
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Is it possible to reference to a font that works for cyrillic letters? Or should I add a font to the /font directory? Can you tell me which font works?
I'm not sure what the situation with cyrillic is. I'm guessing the 'Original' font is unsatisfactory. Are all the cyrillic characters in your epub displayed correctly when you choose one of the 6 extra fonts (Amasis, Palatino etc) using the standard select-a-font feature?
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I'm not sure what the situation with cyrillic is. I'm guessing the 'Original' font is unsatisfactory. Are all the cyrillic characters in your epub displayed correctly when you choose one of the 6 extra fonts (Amasis, Palatino etc) using the standard select-a-font feature?
Original just shows "???"
The others work fine. Thank you, you helped me already!

So now i just need to add your lines from above to the css extras and the reader will automatically open the book in Amasis? Can you tell me the right code for that? I'm a total noob on this topic. Thanks!
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