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Old 07-17-2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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Fonts

I have looked but haven't been able to find a thread on fonts. I was sure I had seen one but anyway.

I wanted to try loading some extra fonts and would appreciate some advice. I see that TTF fonts come in mac or windows. I think the Gen3 runs on linux. Do I use the windows font or what? Where can I find legal free fonts? What fonts are others using and enjoying?

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Old 07-17-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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You can use any TrueType or OpenType font on the Gen3. Make sure that you copy all the files in the font "family" - there will generally be four files for each font: the basic font plus its bold, italic, and bold-italic versions.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:48 AM   #3
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Great, thanks Harry. Found Palatino on my laptop and I am running on that now.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:38 PM   #4
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Oh how I wish all the e-book readers supported this sort of thing. At least I can do the little patch on the Sony. I was looking at the Readers again in the Sony Style store and I really do hate how Times New Roman looks in small size -- so spindly and skinny and not easy to read on an e-screen at all, compared to something like the Kindle's font.
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:06 PM   #5
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Oh how I wish all the e-book readers supported this sort of thing. At least I can do the little patch on the Sony. I was looking at the Readers again in the Sony Style store and I really do hate how Times New Roman looks in small size -- so spindly and skinny and not easy to read on an e-screen at all, compared to something like the Kindle's font.
Yes, I love this feature on the Cybook. I currently have about 12 different fonts that I can choose from depending on my mood.
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Yes, I love this feature on the Cybook. I currently have about 12 different fonts that I can choose from depending on my mood.
Same here. For *me*, the sans-serif fonts work best with the technical books I've ported over, while I prefer either Georgia or Constantia for the fiction.

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Old 07-18-2008, 01:59 AM   #7
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Never thought it would be a big deal but I also really like this feature. Was thinking about installing a gothic font to read Dracula with. How about an invisible font for the Harry Potter series?
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:40 AM   #8
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As I've said before, although "Georgia" is pre-installed on the Gen3, I prefer the Windows version of the font because it has a wider line spacing, so I deleted the pre-installed Georgia, and replaced in with the Windows version.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:04 AM   #9
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Never thought it would be a big deal but I also really like this feature. Was thinking about installing a gothic font to read Dracula with. How about an invisible font for the Harry Potter series?


a couple of different members recommended to me the DejaVu fonts, which are free to download and include many variants (serif, sans, mono, condensed...). they are very attractive and the big advantage for me is that they support a very complete charset.

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Each family has Book (regular), Bold, Oblique and Bold Oblique typefaces, the DejaVu Sans family has experimental Extra Light typeface. DejaVu Serif Oblique and DejaVu Serif Bold Oblique are experimental.

The derivative called DejaVu LGC covers only Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts.

Most DejaVu fonts are suitable for Latin (Western and Central European, African Latin and International Phonetic alphabets), Cyrillic (European) and Greek (Modern and Polytonic). Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Lao, Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics and Georgian are currently in development and included in DejaVu Sans.
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I think being able to put my own Korean-enabled fonts on to the Cybook means the Cybook may very well be my next device (if a newer generation comes out). As of now, I'm happy with the Sony, but the unofficial font hack causes many problems that are very frustrating (having to reset each time I load new books onto my device, etc.). I think I didn't really consider the Cybook because of the price (too high compared to what I could get Sony Readers for) but I appreciate that it's a little more open format than Kindle and Sony (lrf) and this font feature. I would, however, miss calibre very much unless it does eventually output to multiple formats, not just lrf.
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:02 PM   #12
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I've been using Gentium and loving it, though Lido does look pretty spiff.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:59 AM   #14
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I've been using Gentium and loving it, though Lido does look pretty spiff.
Thanks, Danny. This font is much easier for me to read. I often have trouble with (Times Roman) e & c confusion.
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