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Old 10-06-2012, 11:58 AM   #46
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I got the 3.4 update over wifi last night and no problems here. My KK seems to be working exactly the same as always - in fact if they hadn't sent me a message on the kindle, I wouldn't have known there was any change at all!
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Hi,

I am in Germany and my Kindle 3 received the update automatically via Wifi. However, it does not install correctly - mostly likely because I have Doukan lite installed which co-launches during restart.
Is it already clear that hacks and Doukan will be usable after the update?

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Hi,

I am in Germany and my Kindle 3 received the update automatically via Wifi. However, it does not install correctly - mostly likely because I have Doukan lite installed which co-launches during restart.
Is it already clear that hacks and Doukan will be usable after the update?

Thanks for any infos

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I have done it a few weeks ago, and applied the latest update of Duokan (~2 weeks ago) and works fine. I have also installed 'kite' to run the muPDF application and there are no problems. Duokan is not perfect and occasional re-boots may take place, but is a small price to pay for what we get.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:45 PM   #49
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I have done it a few weeks ago, and applied the latest update of Duokan (~2 weeks ago) and works fine. I have also installed 'kite' to run the muPDF application and there are no problems. Duokan is not perfect and occasional re-boots may take place, but is a small price to pay for what we get.
That sounds reassuring. Maybe I should update - but brings the update really any valuable improvements?
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These are the improvements:
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  • Improved Font: We've improved the reading font to have more contrast and be more crisp.
  • Parental Controls: With the latest software update for Kindle Keyboard, parents can restrict access to the Experimental Web Browser, the Kindle Store, and Archived Items. While the Kindle Store and Archived Items are locked with Parental Controls, you can continue to buy books from a computer and send them to the Kindle wirelessly for a child to read.
  • Kindle Format 8: KF8 makes books look even better with support for author specified fonts and more book styling options.
  • Comic Books: Kindle Keyboard now supports comic books with Kindle Panel View. Supported titles can be purchased from the Kindle Store. Books open in Kindle Panel View by default (a view that allows you to read a comic book panel by panel).
  • Children's Picture Books: Kindle Keyboard supports children's picture books with Kindle Text Pop-Up. Supported titles can be purchased from the Kindle Store.
  • Whispersync for Voice: Now you can switch back and forth between reading and listening without losing your place. Whispersync for Voice will synchronize what you read on any Kindle platform device with Audible playback on Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Fire, or on Audible apps for iPhone and Android.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:59 PM   #51
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My kindle keyboard was suddenly updated automatically, and now NOT ALL IMAGES DISPLAY PROPERLY.

Images using the MobiPocket image tag format <src="..." hisrc="..." ... /> don't display at all. They still display in Kindle Previewer set to "Kindle", but not on the real Kindle Keyboard anymore.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:24 AM   #52
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Short version: Is there any way I can use custom fonts with KF8 files?

In full: Apologies if this isn't the right place for this question: I recently got 3.4 on my Kindle 3, and today I tried out my first KF8 file (html -> epub via sigil and epub -> AZW3 via calibre). I've been using this trick: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99355

to use a custom font, and on 3.4 the custom font continued working in all of my old files, but in this KF8 file the default Kindle font is showing up instead. The file itself does not have any embedded font or styling commanding that a certain font be used. Is there any way I can make that font trick work with KF8 files?

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Short version: Is there any way I can use custom fonts with KF8 files?.
Yes, but you'll need to embed fonts in the .epub file.

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Is there any way I can make that font trick work with KF8 files?
AFAIK, NiLuJe's font hack only worked with non-KF8 files and I'm not sure whether it works with the 3.4 firmware at all.

However, you can embed fonts in the ePub with Sigil or Calibre.
(If you use Sigil, make sure to prefix the font path by "../Fonts/". For example, src: url(../Fonts/MyFont.ttf);)

You may want to ask font hack questions in the Developer's forum and mobi/KF8 questions in the Mobi forum.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:21 AM   #54
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I don't use wi-fi as I do not want the update. I do not think the extra font will be an improvement.

I really do not like their font, if it is more crisp - it would not matter, it is a question of design, I have also become opposed with styles, to me fonts are styles, it is not about crispiness. I have in fact converted many PDF books to 1080P, upscaled through a media player.

So I will let this update go pass me!

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The latest versions of the Fonts Hack do support tweaking the fonts in KF8 files .

But, before you embark on that path, you might want to check the styling of your book, there's a 'feature' (hint: it worked fine on older KF8 renderer (Touch)) where some font* styling directives are followed, even when they're stupid, preventing the Kindle from switching fonts, and falling back to the default system sans/sans-serif/mono families. (A quick search here & in the mobi forum might reveal more details about that, I never bothered to try to fix it myself, but I do have several books displaying this behavior ).
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I got the 3.4 update over wifi last night and no problems here. My KK seems to be working exactly the same as always - in fact if they hadn't sent me a message on the kindle, I wouldn't have known there was any change at all!
Same with me. I can't really tell a difference on my Kindle Keyboard.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #57
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One negative difference (can't see anything else different): If, when reading a German book, I put the cursor next to a German word the dictionary recognizes, it activates the Collins German English dictionary as before but previously I could actually highlight a word that wasn't actually listed in the dictionary, press Space and then right click on the navigator to get to dictionary so I could look for similar entries. Since the update, the dictionary it opens is my Collins English to German dictionary or my Oxford English dictionary, instead of the Collins German to English dictionary which I've set as my Primary Dictionary. The same books worked fine before the update.
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Since the update, the dictionary it opens is my Collins English to German dictionary or my Oxford English dictionary, instead of the Collins German to English dictionary which I've set as my Primary Dictionary. The same books worked fine before the update.
Either your books or dictionary have their metadata set incorrectly. If from Amazon, I'd recommend trying to delete and redownload to see if they've been updated.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:58 PM   #59
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The latest versions of the Fonts Hack do support tweaking the fonts in KF8 files .
Are you talking about the hack described here?
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88004

Am I right in understanding that there's no way to accomplish what I want without modifying the firmware? I liked that the old trick I used just required modifying a text file and copying the font files into the right place.

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But, before you embark on that path, you might want to check the styling of your book, there's a 'feature' (hint: it worked fine on older KF8 renderer (Touch)) where some font* styling directives are followed, even when they're stupid, preventing the Kindle from switching fonts, and falling back to the default system sans/sans-serif/mono families. (A quick search here & in the mobi forum might reveal more details about that, I never bothered to try to fix it myself, but I do have several books displaying this behavior ).
That shouldn't be the issue in the books I've tested so far as I customized the styling for those and didn't include any font directions. The only way it could have happened is if calibre added font stylings when converting from epub to azw3.
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@leroy hacker: Nope, no way to tweak the default fonts in the KF8 renderer without a full font hack on the K3.
(Besides always using embedded fonts like Doitsu proposed ;-)).
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