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Old 03-06-2012, 11:47 AM   #106
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@ixtab What about the Russian translation?
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What do you mean "what about it"? Just create it and then make it available for everyone to enjoy.
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:14 PM   #108
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Hi together,

I want to install the german translation file translation-de_DE.properties and I don't know how. Somebody wrote, I have to copy it into the fonthack folder. I did, but nothing happend

Hope you will help ... Thanks a lot !
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This will only work if your Kindle is already localized to german. See my reply in the jailbreak thread. If it *is* already localized, then dropping the .properties file into the fonthack directory is indeed enough.
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Alright, it worked
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #111
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What do you mean "what about it"? Just create it and then make it available for everyone to enjoy.
I attach the file which not working at post 90
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:14 PM   #112
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Font for Kindle

Droid Serif is a wonderful font,
not as thin as Goergia, Palatino LT, Times New Roman on the Kindle, but more filigran and bold enough for eBook-Readers

Download here: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Droid-Serif
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:42 PM   #113
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I attach the file which not working at post 90
Aaaaaaah, yes.... sorry, it seems like I completely forgot about that. Must be Alzheimer or something

Anyway, thanks for the reminder, and you were right: I did something wrong while converting from UTF-8 to ISO-8859... I just uploaded version 1.2, which should fix this issue.

BTW, you can just install the new version on top of the old one, no need to uninstall previous versions first.
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@ixtab:
any clue, why Amazon kicked my Touch out of being a "Test-Kindle"? After swapping to my second account I got a message from Amazon. Assume I have to run the hack again and reactivate as such.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:32 AM   #115
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Talking Georgia2 (working) modified to suit Touch

I have boldened Georgia a bit and made somewhat taller than original in order to be more readable on Touch.
Nice to read!!!

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:55 AM   #116
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any clue, why Amazon kicked my Touch out of being a "Test-Kindle"? After swapping to my second account I got a message from Amazon. Assume I have to run the hack again and reactivate as such.
Not really a clue, but an "educated guess". The /var/local/java/keystore/developer.keystore is the culprit here. When used the "official" way, one would register with Amazon for a developer account (BTW, I applied twice in the last 1.5 years, and never got a reply ), and then by some voodoo magic your own certificate ends up in that file, so you can test the applications that you wrote.

This is obviously tied to your account -- you don't want *every* developer cert on your device, only the ones you're interested in/allowed by Amazon. And since it is tied to your account, it also makes sense to reset this information when the Kindle owner is changed.

A assume that this is what was happening. The fix is trivial: just install the devcerts bundle again.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #117
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Cool Solution for "blank" fonts

Alright, with the help of NiLuJe, bhaak, and varnie, I think I found a solution for most of the issues we're having.

I have packaged a new version of libfreetype.so. As far as I can see, this fixes the following issues:
  • blank (completely empty) fonts don't occur anymore -- at least for me.
  • actual font sizes of different fonts are much more homogeneous
  • even the blanket screens (USB connected/update/restart messages) are now using the configured sans-serif font.

Download is here. Install/uninstall as usual. You may get weird behavior right after installation/uninstallation (I don't know why that is). Simply restart the Kindle once or twice more in that case.

Note that it is not an absolute requirement to install this. The Kindle and the Font hack app will obviously still work if it's not installed, but with a few known flaws.

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Old 03-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #118
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Times Roman adapted

I have fattened Times Roman a bit to increase legibility. I like it, maybe someone else shares my old-fashioned taste.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #119
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Smile More fonts, please!

I'm noob and, by this, I would love that the lovely people here upload more fonts ready to the (wonderful!) hack, like Caecilia...

Congratulations for putting it in the Wiki.

very much for all of it!
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:23 AM   #120
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Caecilia is the default font used on the Kindle... duh!

BTW, If you explicitly install one of the default fonts using fonthack (i.e., have font folders "Caecilia", "Helvetica", "KindleBlackboxC", or "condensed"), expect inconsistent display.

Even if you don't activate them, they may interfere with your font selection. For instance, the mere presence of a "Helvetica" font folder, with Averia set as the SS font, will have part of the sans-serif stuff displayed using Helvetica, part using Averia. This happens because of how the overriding mechanism works. To avoid this, do as I said above: don't create these 4 font folders. Consider these 4 names as "taboo"

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