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Old 08-01-2006, 07:55 AM   #1
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Best font for PDF e-books ?

What font do readers prefer?

I have recently discovered "Bembo" which I really like. I downloaded if for free here:

http://communications.uwo.ca/comms/g.../downloads.htm

There are Windows and Mac versions.

I believe it is a commercial type 1 font and other font sites are charging for it so I suspect I got lucky getting it for free.

I am experimenting with my e-books whilst waiting for my iLiad.
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:00 AM   #2
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I personally like the font "Georgia". Nice to read serif font.
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:07 AM   #3
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I like the font "Book Antiqua" [a serif font]. For LaTeX documents I use a derivate of this too. In Opera I set this font as "normal font".

I do not prefer "Times New Roman" -which is standard font in M$ World.

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Old 08-01-2006, 08:58 AM   #4
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I have created some A5 PDF's with various fonts and my favourites are:

1) Bembo
2) Paletino
3) Book Antiqua

Least favourite:
4) Times New Roman
5) Georgia

There is hardly any difference between Paletino and Book Antiqua except that Paletino gives slightly larger line spacing which I prefer.

This experiment has only been done by viewing on my pc and printing out on my inkjet. I may find that my preferences change when I actually view them on an iLiad.
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:46 AM   #5
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I'm using Leamington in 14pt. Looks bad on the screen but very nice on the iLiad...
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Old 08-01-2006, 12:30 PM   #6
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Verdana in 10 point.
A clean, crisp font thats easy to read for old farts like me.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:01 AM   #7
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For me the best font for reading ebooks is PT Serif, this font is always readible in large or tiny size and is also free on Google WebFont. Comming with a real Italic and Bold.

I use Calibre with those settings :
Serif font : PT Serif
Sans font: PT Sans
Monospace font : New Courrier
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