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Old 03-31-2008, 12:02 PM   #16
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TrueType fonts can (always?) render whatever size you want. The trick here is for the Cybook to select 24pt but actually get back 48pt. There are lots of reasons why this might not work, but perhaps there is a way to make it happen.
Then someone (Hint! Hint, Hint! Bookeen!) should do so!

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Old 03-31-2008, 12:04 PM   #17
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can one " pinch " fonts from MS Windows , and use them ?
Yes. In the case of the "core" fonts, this is even legal.
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:04 PM   #18
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TrueType fonts can (always?) render whatever size you want. The trick here is for the Cybook to select 24pt but actually get back 48pt. There are lots of reasons why this might not work, but perhaps there is a way to make it happen.
In the font header (which you should be able to edit with any font editor) there's a value which defines the mapping from points to pixels. If you increase that value (so you get more pixels per point) you'll get bigger characters for a given point size.
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:29 PM   #19
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In the font header (which you should be able to edit with any font editor) there's a value which defines the mapping from points to pixels. If you increase that value (so you get more pixels per point) you'll get bigger characters for a given point size.
There is? I can't find it. The only thing I'm able find is a mapping from points to pixels for bitmap strikes. As far as I know the pixel size of a font is determined by the dpi setting of the display (~166 on the Cybook), not by the the font header.
Please prove me wrong though, if I'm wrong
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Is there a way to produce larger fonts in Cybook's Reader via FontForge? The current maximum size is about 24pt, which is not large enough for everyone - see Does the new CyBook support ultra-large fonts (>72 points)?.
To answer your question directly: I don't think there is. Technically it's certainly possible to render any TrueType/OpenType font at whatever size you want, but the size is determined by the software configuration not the font itself.

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Maybe someone can start up a line of freeware fonts optimized for the Cybook
That's a good idea. I think, I might do just that in the next few days ... maybe.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:05 PM   #21
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... I attached the adapted font. You can compare it to the original font, which I linked to above.
Thank you so much for posting those fonts in a downloadable format! I just put them in my Fonts folder, and now I have more lines per page, while losing nothing in readability.

If anyone else would be willing to offer the results of their font-tweaking, I'm sure many of us would be grateful for the offering!

(It's not that I'm too lazy to do the tweaking myself; it's just that I'm already spending so many hours testing and tweaking other aspects of the Cybook, as so many of us are. So the more we can save each other time-consuming steps, the more time we can all spend reading )
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The problem is probably that most people use copyrighted fonts and thus are unable to upload their tweaked fonts – legally that is. I would gladly upload my tweaked favourite font (Underware's Dolly), but I can't. Even uploading the standard Microsoft fonts would be illegal.
However there are a few good free fonts which could be tweaked and uploaded. I'm thinking of some of the URW fonts (especially Palladio) and Charis SIL. I may look into it.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:01 AM   #23
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The problem is probably that most people use copyrighted fonts and thus are unable to upload their tweaked fonts – legally that is. I would gladly upload my tweaked favourite font (Underware's Dolly), but I can't. Even uploading the standard Microsoft fonts would be illegal.
However there are a few good free fonts which could be tweaked and uploaded. I'm thinking of some of the URW fonts (especially Palladio) and Charis SIL. I may look into it.
You could probably distribute a program that modified the fonts...
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I tried to change the DejaVU fonts spacing, but nothing happened. I tried from +-100 to +-700, no difference to the original file, what am I doing wrong?
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I tried to change the DejaVU fonts spacing, but nothing happened. I tried from +-100 to +-700, no difference to the original file, what am I doing wrong?
Hard to say without knowing any details. Did you make sure to set all Metric fields to zero aside from "HHead Ascent Offset" and "HHead Desecent Offset"? Are you using "File -> Generate Fonts..." instead of "File -> Save"?
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:18 PM   #26
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I did both of it.
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I did both of it.
Hm, I can change the font myself and upload it, if you want. Which of the DejaVu fonts did you want (DejaVu-Sans, DejaVu-Serif ...)?
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DejaVu Sans, DejaVu Serif, and sans Condensed please.
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DejaVu Sans, DejaVu Serif, and sans Condensed please.
Here you go. I've no idea what you did wrong, but I had no trouble respacing these fonts.
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