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Old 01-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #1
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(KPW) How can I add new fonts to my device?

I am a proud owner of my first Kindle (Paperwhite) and brand new to jailbreaking it (just did it an hour ago). I am kind of at a loss on what to do now as far as adding hacks to it but at the moment I am most interested in adding new fonts to it.
Can somebody please help me with the process?
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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I am a proud owner of my first Kindle (Paperwhite) and brand new to jailbreaking it (just did it an hour ago). I am kind of at a loss on what to do now as far as adding hacks to it but at the moment I am most interested in adding new fonts to it.
Can somebody please help me with the process?
The PW runs versions 5.x firmware. Look in the K5 index for links to hacks. I recommend USB networking, and you should also find information for adding fonts. You can find the index wikis by looking into the Master Index sticky thread. Feel free to add useful content to the index wikis.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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You can find the index wikis by looking into the Master Index sticky thread.
Could you provide me a link or something, I am having some issues navigating the website as I am also new to it. I guess I'm just used to the JB on my iPhone and the use of Cydia.
Thank you very much
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Could you provide me a link or something, I am having some issues navigating the website as I am also new to it. I guess I'm just used to the JB on my iPhone and the use of Cydia.
Thank you very much
I have not added fonts to my PW. I only added USB networking, and the dev certs, and JBPatch.

Perhaps somebody here who has added custom fonts to a PW (or knows some good links) can provide information.
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Would it be possible to provide a link to the K5 index or just where I should go from the home screen?
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:39 AM   #6
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Would it be possible to provide a link to the K5 index or just where I should go from the home screen?
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=180113
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It works fine for me ;-)

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The easiest thing to do is to add a file to your Kindle. A blank file called USE_ALT_FONTS. put it in the top level of the kindle directory. Eject and restart the Kindle. You will then see all the hidden fonts that are already on the Kindle. I found one that I love, so no need to add new ones. I learned about it here and he links to a thread here on mobilread where he found it. (I did step 3 & 4 but then removed that font folder, as the ones that showed up were fine for me).

Oh I see the link above provides the same info....anyhow there is a nice screen shot on the link I provided.

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:08 AM   #9
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Much obliged all. All of this should prove to be very helpful.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:12 AM   #10
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The easiest thing to do is to add a file to your Kindle. A blank file called USE_ALT_FONTS. put it in the top level of the kindle directory. Eject and restart the Kindle. You will then see all the hidden fonts that are already on the Kindle. I found one that I love, so no need to add new ones. I learned about it here and he links to a thread here on mobilread where he found it. (I did step 3 & 4 but then removed that font folder, as the ones that showed up were fine for me).

Oh I see the link above provides the same info....anyhow there is a nice screen shot on the link I provided.
I did this and it worked great. I also added my own fonts but I am finding that sometimes after I add new fonts and restart, none of the new or hidden fonts are there, only the originals. I am trying to narrow down what causes this to happen. If I find anything I will post it here.
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Try running ";fc-cache", i.e. enter that (without the quotes) into the search box. The command will run for about 5 minutes, then it will restart the framework. So just let the device sit until it "reboots". That might help (or it might not).
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:30 AM   #12
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After a couple of experiments it seems that all you have to do is unplug it after ejecting. If you eject and restart without unplugging it and it goes back into USB connect mode after booting, the fonts wont come up.
So now I have me a couple of old typewriter style fonts that really make my KPW feel like a book.
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