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Old 01-13-2013, 12:23 PM   #61
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #62
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I like the Sil Charis as well.. most regular fonts I tried are too thin for my liking, but this one was better. But I still think I prefer Caecilia.. it has the bolder strokes of non-serifs but actually has (slab) serifs. I'll definitely try reading a few chapters with the Sil Charis though
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:05 PM   #63
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The Charis SIL that I linked was made darker then the original version because while it was good on eInk, I wanted something a bit darker.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:19 PM   #64
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I downloaded the Charis SIL file, but it's an RAR rather than a zip file - I use Windows 7 (64 bit) - what's the best way to open an RAR file?
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:21 PM   #65
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WinRAR - there's a free evaluation version.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:28 PM   #66
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Thanks, Harry.

don't you love it? I don't even have my PW yet, and I'm downloading fonts for it, and making notes on how I want to jailbreak it. I had no desire to jailbreak my K3! But it looks like I have to jailbreak the PW to retain some of the capabilities my K3 had (notably collection management)
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #67
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Arugh. The WinRAR site will only let me download it for free if I select offers (which I don't want), and there's only one offer listed, and no way to select it and click Continue. and I don't want to pay $33 for a program I may only use once.

I'm assuming that there's a reason to use RAR compression rather than a zip compression, which Windows will open easily.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #68
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Arugh. The WinRAR site will only let me download it for free if I select offers (which I don't want), and there's only one offer listed, and no way to select it and click Continue. and I don't want to pay $33 for a program I may only use once.

I'm assuming that there's a reason to use RAR compression rather than a zip compression, which Windows will open easily.
No, rar is simply better compression. Choice of preference. Try 7zip (www.7-zip.org) instead, that is free, unlike winrar.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:08 PM   #69
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Thanks, DuckieTigger = I'll try that one next.

ah, got it. It took me a bit of time to figure out how to use it, but I've got it now. Thanks, all!

(now, all I need is my PW to get here... tuesday, they say. I'd love to take Wednesday off to spend all day playing, but that's not reasonable, alas.)
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I now have Amasis (modified), Trebuchet (modified), Nokia Pure (modified), Segoe Semi and Charis SIL on my PW. I've been too busying playing with fonts seeing what looks good. Now I need one more nice Serif font as most are Sans Serif. I like the Condensed version Caecilia but it needs more weight.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:44 PM   #71
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I tried it but the words were spaced funny in my book using it. I'm gonna add John's font. Right now I am using Amasis Modified for the eInk. I love we can add more than one font though.
Me too (on the weird spacing). It had huge spaces in words that have an apostrophe.

I also love being able to add more than 1 font. Right now I'm going back & forth b/w Segoe UI and Lora.
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@booklover6: That is a nice and heavy font. I like that one too. Just can't select it any more - I made the extra ones go hide, so I had more room for mine and still see the text when I change. Was thinking to maybe unhide that font
How do you hide the fonts you don't want to use see? By the way, thanks for the USE_ALT_FONTS trick! Love it!

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Me too (on the weird spacing). It had huge spaces in words that have an apostrophe.

I also love being able to add more than 1 font. Right now I'm going back & forth b/w Segoe UI and Lora.
I have Segoe Semi Bold instead. I think it's looks better than Segoe UI.

I have Font Creator Pro so I modified a font's weight before adding it. I find most fonts render too light on the PW.

Trebuchet with a little weight added looks really good on the PW. It's my font of choice on my Kindle Fire.
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I have Segoe Semi Bold instead. I think it's looks better than Segoe UI.

I have Font Creator Pro so I modified a font's weight before adding it. I find most fonts render too light on the PW.

Trebuchet with a little weight added looks really good on the PW. It's my font of choice on my Kindle Fire.
Thanks for the tip, Blossom. I will have to try adding weight. I agree that some fonts that I really like just render too light on the PW (e.g. Calibri).
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