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Old 01-17-2013, 08:37 AM   #136
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Duckie -- Comic is my goto font. However, as you said, it only had files for regular and bold. Did I understand you to say that you can just put those 2 files in the fonts folder and it works? I duplicated the two files and and named the regular dupe as italics and bold dupe as bolditalics. It all works, even italics, but could I have gotten by with just 2 files in fonts folder?
Yes, the 2 files would have been enough. Renaming the file is not going to change bold to italic or regular. Not sure what happens with other fonts, but in the case of Comic Sans it works. For some fonts that have completely different looking italics it might not work, or look strange. Have not actually tried to only use regular and bold on fonts that do have all 4 styles ( reg, bold, italic, bold-italic).
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:13 AM   #137
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It takes some practice. Upper RIGHT corner (where the bookmark is) Lower LEFT corner where the Time To Read is. It flashes quickly which means it took a screen shot.
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Like Blossom said, it may take a bit of practice to make sure you are touching both corners at the exact same time. You'll know you got it when the screen flashes.
Thanks a lot, I'll give it a try this weekend
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:10 AM   #138
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Yes, the 2 files would have been enough. Renaming the file is not going to change bold to italic or regular. Not sure what happens with other fonts, but in the case of Comic Sans it works. For some fonts that have completely different looking italics it might not work, or look strange. Have not actually tried to only use regular and bold on fonts that do have all 4 styles ( reg, bold, italic, bold-italic).
When I first installed the Amasis fonts that I used on my other Kindle they weren't linked together. On the other Kindles they don't have to be named the same Font Family. What happen was the default font compensated for the missing Bold and Bold Italic. Once I linked all them to the same family then it worked but if you have missing parts of a family you should see Caecilia's font where the missing parts are.
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I think I have reached the limit of the fonts...I already had CharisSil installed, I switched them with Compact, and added 3 more different fonts. PW got stuck and hanged...I restarted, deleted one font, restarted...It again froze, so I deleted one more font and left only two extra fonts.
But now, all alt fonts disappeared
I think I'll leave the poor PW to rest for a bit
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I think I have reached the limit of the fonts...I already had CharisSil installed, I switched them with Compact, and added 3 more different fonts. PW got stuck and hanged...I restarted, deleted one font, restarted...It again froze, so I deleted one more font and left only two extra fonts.
But now, all alt fonts disappeared
I think I'll leave the poor PW to rest for a bit
If it goes into auto reboot mode it means the font is bad and you need to remove it. Had it happen plenty of times while I was trying some modified fonts on the PW. Never froze those. I had the ALT fonts disappear too after removing a font, Restart should fix it.
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No renaming does not help. You need to change the metadata. Check out Type Light, that is the freeware version of Type 3.2 font editor with some restrictions - but it is free for personal use. Open font, go to font -> rename font and it takes care of everything, then save and throw on PW. Works great, just tested.
Just tried this out and it does work nicely!

I've been getting some private questions. So I will post a answer to them here.

In order to get all four: Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic to work together they must have the same family name. The program above is free and works great for doing that. Look at the bolded words in the quote above on how to rename the metadata of a font. Just change the Family Name of each font in the set to match each other.

If the font still does not work then check that the classification is correct.
In the renaming box where you changed the Family Name. The Sub Family Name must match what the font classification is. Regular, Italic, Bold & Bold Italic. So say you want to use a Bold font as a Regular font you would change the Sub Family Name from Bold to Regular.

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^^ Thank you Blossom for explaining that in greater detail. I was going to recommend FontForge initially, but I found the pre-built executable for Windows to be less than satisfactory. I could not even let it run long enough to open font, change name, export font. It is appealing though, since it is free, full-feature font editor (unlike Type Light), and availlable for multiple platforms. Caveeat, not convenient as you need to build it yourself. The last binary for Windows won't work on Win7 (and I tried with different machines).

p.s.: Not everybody is fortunate to have expensive font editing software at home, unlike you, Blossom.
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^^ Thank you Blossom for explaining that in greater detail. I was going to recommend FontForge initially, but I found the pre-built executable for Windows to be less than satisfactory. I could not even let it run long enough to open font, change name, export font. It is appealing though, since it is free, full-feature font editor (unlike Type Light), and availlable for multiple platforms. Caveeat, not convenient as you need to build it yourself. The last binary for Windows won't work on Win7 (and I tried with different machines).

p.s.: Not everybody is fortunate to have expensive font editing software at home, unlike you, Blossom.
I've also tried FontForge and found the Windows build to crash very fast. Not useful at all.
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I am just lucky hubby took that Typography course awhile back.
Not that I know what to do with the program other than add weight and change metadata.

Type Lite is nice and it does what the average person adding fonts needs done. I like it better than Font Creator where there are several several steps to rename a font or change the classification.
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I am just lucky hubby took that Typography course awhile back.
Not that I know what to do with the program other than add weight and change metadata.

Type Lite is nice and it does what the average person adding fonts needs done. I like it better than Font Creator where there are several several steps to rename a font or change the classification.
I have Type Lite and cannot see where to add weight......geez.... not to familiar with typography.
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I have Type Lite and cannot see where to add weight......geez.... not to familiar with typography.
I think you need pro version to do that sorry. Lite only allows small things like changing metadata.
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I also have access to font creator where is it found under what setting?

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Tools/Glyph Transformer /Effects /Bold Then play with the two settings which are 25 and 20 by default I always start with 15/10

It wont work for all fonts some warp but most look nice after gaining some weight.
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I have Type Lite and cannot see where to add weight......geez.... not to familiar with typography.
In Type Light 3.2, open your font, then click on Font on the top menu bar, then click on description. A box will come up where you can add weight and other options.

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