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View Poll Results: What is your opinion about fonts?
I have my own reading-font favourites. 77 55.40%
I have thought about it, but the idea flew away with a breeze. 6 4.32%
Whatever is available on my device. 25 17.99%
I am not concerned at all, I just like to read. 31 22.30%
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:09 PM   #76
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I could easily modify the line spacing so it's not so close together. It's just simple CSS editing. As for the line space after each paragraph, no way. That just causes a break in reading. If the text is broken by a paragraph space, it interrupts the reading for every paragraph space. When you have the space for a section break, it's OK for the reading to be interrupted so you know it's a new section. But to do something to interrupt after ever paragraph is bad form.

I've noticed that a lot of publishers like to use a line-height of 1.2em which I find just too big.
It's just what I prefer other wise it all runs together for me. I have to add that extra line. Section breaks are usually marked so I don't get confused.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:52 PM   #77
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It's just what I prefer other wise it all runs together for me. I have to add that extra line. Section breaks are usually marked so I don't get confused.
Most section breaks are just blank space. So if we have a line space between paragraphs and section breaks being blank space, it can be a bit much for some.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:54 AM   #78
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I don't mind either way, but if you have a blank line between each paragraph, you will end up turning the page slightly more often, because you're getting fewer lines of text on a page. This is going to be slightly worse for your battery-life. (Font size and line-spacing will also be a factor, but your eyes are probably more important than your reader's battery-life. )
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:37 AM   #79
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I don't mind either way, but if you have a blank line between each paragraph, you will end up turning the page slightly more often, because you're getting fewer lines of text on a page. This is going to be slightly worse for your battery-life. (Font size and line-spacing will also be a factor, but your eyes are probably more important than your reader's battery-life. )
This is why I tend to use a slightly smaller font, to save on page turns and thus battery life. I don't take it to an extreme.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:02 AM   #80
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I don't mind either way, but if you have a blank line between each paragraph, you will end up turning the page slightly more often, because you're getting fewer lines of text on a page. This is going to be slightly worse for your battery-life. (Font size and line-spacing will also be a factor, but your eyes are probably more important than your reader's battery-life. )
This is why I tend to use a bigger font, 1.2em line spacing, and space between paragraphs. Because I value my eyes more than my ereader's battery.

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Old 09-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #81
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As a reader, I've never paid attention to font in books or on my Kindle. I just read whatever's there.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:17 PM   #82
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This is why I tend to use a bigger font, 1.2em line spacing, and space between paragraphs. Because I value my eyes more than my ereader's battery.

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I get good battery life from my K4s so it's not a problem. Two weeks is good enough for me. That's 3 to 6 hours a day reading. I use a bigger font size than most probably. I have gone down one size but my eyes are not the best. Out of the 8 sizes the Kindle offers I use size 4. I use normal line spacing, 1em indentations and a space between paragraphs.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #83
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I like Vollkorn and Apple Garamond Bold on some readers.
Oh true, Vollkorn looks really nice.

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Old 09-21-2012, 08:50 PM   #84
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I am wondering if anyone has tried Minion Pro on their ereaders? It comes in both medium and semi-bold weight, I think one of those might work well. For those who like sans serif, Myriad Pro is very nice, I use it a lot for documentation in my job (but I personally don't like reading with a sans serif font).

I did try out Amasis Modified and I found it be a little bit blocky for my taste, too uniform in weight. I guess I like more traditional serif fonts.

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I have a favourite font, and that is Calibri, but I haven't put in on my Kindle.

I do really like the default font on the Kindle itself.
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