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Old 09-24-2012, 11:02 PM   #196
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And here we go again - Kobo's marketing people cannot get their act or their facts together. The Touch on the Kobo web site, says it offers 11 fonts, while the Mini and Glo say they have 7.

If Caecilia is not available on the Mini, they have just lost one order, as I view Caecilia as far and away the most readable on any e-ink screen.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:07 PM   #197
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And once again Kobo marketing shows that they are apparently incompetent, since the Kobo site shows 11 fonts as available on the Touch, but only 7 on the Glo and Mini.

If Caecilia is not available on the Mini, they have lost my order for good, as I view it as far and away the most readable of any font on an e-ink screen.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:23 PM   #198
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And here we go again - Kobo's marketing people cannot get their act or their facts together. The Touch on the Kobo web site, says it offers 11 fonts, while the Mini and Glo say they have 7.
The Touch did come with more fonts. I believe they dropped some when they added the font tuning.

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If Caecilia is not available on the Mini, they have just lost one order, as I view Caecilia as far and away the most readable on any e-ink screen.
You can add your own fonts to the Kobo.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:07 AM   #199
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Caecilia was not pre-installed on any Kobo device. As far as i know, the Touch never came with 11 pre-installed fonts in Canada. Now, there may be font styles (for example, that come with devices activated in Japan) that count as part of the 11.

Adding the fonts of your choice is very easy.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:59 AM   #200
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And once again Kobo marketing shows that they are apparently incompetent, since the Kobo site shows 11 fonts as available on the Touch, but only 7 on the Glo and Mini.

If Caecilia is not available on the Mini, they have lost my order for good, as I view it as far and away the most readable of any font on an e-ink screen.
Caecilia is available on Mini, Glo and Touch (with updated software)
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:04 AM   #201
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Caecilia is available on Mini, Glo and Touch (with updated software)
Speaking of updated software.....
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Caecilia is available on Mini, Glo and Touch (with updated software)
Thank you!
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:19 AM   #203
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Is the Micro USB still in the same place as the Touch?

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:52 PM   #204
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Caecilia is available on Mini, Glo and Touch (with updated software)
Yeah about that update, would be great to know if we're going to get it one day...
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:11 PM   #205
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Thanks, Sameer.

"You can add your own fonts to the Kobo."
But you don't get the font tuning features for side-loaded fonts.
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Will the Kobo Glo get a "whiter" screen like the Kindle Paperwhite or is it the same screen as the Kobo Touch ?
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Will the Kobo Glo get a "whiter" screen like the Kindle Paperwhite or is it the same screen as the Kobo Touch ?
Previews of both devices say the extra 'whiteness' is from the light being on. That improves the contrast ratio of the screen.
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Yeah about that update, would be great to know if we're going to get it one day...
We're working on it as we speak.

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Thanks, Sameer.

"You can add your own fonts to the Kobo."
But you don't get the font tuning features for side-loaded fonts.
That's correct. Each of the fonts that works with the font-tuning features has to be customized by us.

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Will the Kobo Glo get a "whiter" screen like the Kindle Paperwhite or is it the same screen as the Kobo Touch ?
Kobo Glo has the new 1024x758 hi resolution Pearl Eink screen. The contrast ratio is helped a lot by having the light on, so yes it is whiter with the light on.

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Previews of both devices say the extra 'whiteness' is from the light being on. That improves the contrast ratio of the screen.
Exactly. Although, with a Kobo Glo (and Mini and Touch) you are able to make fonts darker through TypeGenius controls as well.
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Caecilia is available on Mini, Glo and Touch (with updated software)

One question is how well the Caecilia font in the update supports diacritical marks? The Adobe version that installed on my computer with one of the Creative Suites is pretty poor in it's support for them. Will the support be similar to the Gothic MB101 and Ryumin fonts which miss a couple of macron characters but otherwise are usable. Well, disregarding my dislike for Gothic MB101 as a sans serif font and Ryumin for the strange line weights, the descender on the upper-case J, etc., they are usable.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:53 AM   #210
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...you are able to make fonts darker through TypeGenius controls as well.
Does darker mean "bolder"? Because in my opinion darker means more black. Knowing how e-ink works, I assume you aren't actually making the fonts more black.

All these e-ink displays (across all brands) are still just the horrible gray on gray. The resolution has improved, and the lighting has improved (which is great and really helps the readability), but at present we can only hope for a day when the displays actually become black and white.

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