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Old 04-17-2011, 10:42 AM   #1
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Custom line spacing values for K3

I was describing this hack on my blog http://swiatczytnikow.pl/ukryta-funk...za-interlinie/ (it's in Polish) and I was a bit surprised it's not covered anywhere on Mobile Read.

K2 had 9 values of line spacing (1-9), which could be changed with the shortcut: ALT+SHIFT+<number>

K3 dropped the keyboard shortcut and left only 1-3 values in the Aa menu ("small" was 1 and "normal" was 3).

However it's possible to set bigger line spacing values in K3. Just edit the file: system/com.amazon.ebook.booklet.reader/reader.pref and change the value: LINE_SPACING = 3 to whatever between 1 and 9.

Then unplug and restart the Kindle, just as it was in case of justification and margins hack, e.g. http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99661

Here's how the text looks for the LINE_SPACING = 4 which I prefer:


PS. The hack does not work on Kindle DX (2.5.8) and it seems DX has no way to change line spacing (no keyboard shortcut as well)

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Old 04-17-2011, 01:04 PM   #2
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Thanks, that is good to know about. Certainly once you have hacked smaller margins and therefore longer line lengths (I use '20' vs the default '40') a little more line spacing is probably appropriate.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:09 AM   #3
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This is a really cool hack! I changed mine to 9 as the font I have right now--Georgia 2--has tight line spacing.

Thanks for sharing.
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