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Old 02-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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how can I change kobo web browser font?

I'm using kobo glo in korea. because kobo doesn't support korean, I installed korean fonts to folder. It works fine. when I use extra web browser to read news in korean, text doesn't appear. how can I install korean fonts in web browser? kobo doesn't officially support for extra apps. so may many people who is speaking other languages be needed for your help such as me. sorry for my deficient english and thx for your help.

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, I don't know of any way to get the web browser to use
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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I'm using kobo glo in korea. because kobo doesn't support korean, I installed korean fonts to folder. It works fine. when I use extra web browser to read news in korean, text doesn't appear.
Is your Korean font a unicode font? Generally, the browser picks up an appropriate font automatically if it is available on the device. I can read on my Kobo Touch with the web browser in Japanese, Arabic/Persian/Urdu, Hindi/Sanskrit, Tibetan. Therefore, Korean text should also work, provided there is a Korean unicode font installed, and the web page is encoded in unicode.

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OPTION 1. Before you launch your browser, you should open a book and change the font once.

OPTION 2. if OPTION1 doesn't work, you can delete the gothic mb101.otf & ruymin.otf (they are japanese fonts) via the attached KoboRoot.tgz.( just extract the attachment and put the KoboRoot.tgz in the .kobo directory), than try OPTION1 again.
caution:After this operation, you can't read japanese books, but you can just put a japanese font in fonts directory to fix it.
extractMe.zip

Finally I want to say the kobo's browser is some stupid and not worth to use.

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:39 PM   #5
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OPTION 1. Before you launch your browser, you should open a book and change the font once.

OPTION 2. if OPTION1 doesn't work, you can delete the gothic mb101.otf & ruymin.otf (they are japanese fonts) via the attached KoboRoot.tgz.( just extract the attachment and put the KoboRoot.tgz in the .kobo directory), than try OPTION1 again.
caution:After this operation, you can't read japanese books, but you can just put a japanese font in fonts directory to fix it.
Attachment 101948

Finally I want to say the kobo's browser is some stupid and not worth to use.
OPTION1 doesn't work. and OPTION2 I can not find KoboRoot.tgz
could you link it again? -_-;;
I just wanna use it for dropbox and korean news.
sometimes it freeze but it's ok for me to use.
thx for your help~
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #6
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OPTION2 I can not find KoboRoot.tgz
could you link it again? -_-;
Download xuyn2003's attachment (extractMe.zip) and extract it. Inside you will find KoboRoot.tgz.

It is really strange. I cannot see Korean script on web sites, but I can see it (hangul script) as part of the url in the location bar.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:11 AM   #7
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OPTION 1. Before you launch your browser, you should open a book and change the font once.

OPTION 2. if OPTION1 doesn't work, you can delete the gothic mb101.otf & ruymin.otf (they are japanese fonts) via the attached KoboRoot.tgz.( just extract the attachment and put the KoboRoot.tgz in the .kobo directory), than try OPTION1 again.
caution:After this operation, you can't read japanese books, but you can just put a japanese font in fonts directory to fix it.
Attachment 101948

Finally I want to say the kobo's browser is some stupid and not worth to use.
OPTION 2 doesn't work.

T.T any other suggestions?
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:09 AM   #8
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If it's mainly the news you want to read, you could use Calibre to collect Korean news. Calibre will then have the news in an epub for you. I've attached a screen shot of the three Korean newspapers (?) Calibre can collect from. You can set how often it collects the news, and you can also say what Calibre should do with the epub (send to an email address for instance (handy in combination with this), or copy to device when connected).

You can also set up a custom news source.
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