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Old 03-05-2013, 08:45 PM   #721
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I believe this font isn't sharable. It's own by Microsoft.
There is an archive going around called Georgia eInk. It contains different weight versions. But, the fonts are defective. The don't line up properly on the baseline.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:30 PM   #722
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*Every* computer since 1996 or so has it installed, as it is one of the core fonts for the web.

You can get it about everywhere (even in most Linux repositories), modify it, and share it; officially, it's not allowed, but basically it comes down to it that nobody seems to care (as long as you don't try to earn money with it).
That is a dangerous grey line. Would it be ok to download a free drm-ed book from Amazon, remove the drm, then distribute it? I think not. And reasoning that said book could have been gotten from Project Gutenberg for free, doesn't mean you can do what you want with the Amazon version. Even redistributing PG books is not easy with their licence. The only way to distribute them is by removing everything mentioning PG, then you are ok, otherwise no.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:30 AM   #723
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*Every* computer since 1996 or so has it installed, as it is one of the core fonts for the web.

You can get it about everywhere (even in most Linux repositories), modify it, and share it; officially, it's not allowed, but basically it comes down to it that nobody seems to care (as long as you don't try to earn money with it).
So basically the real answer is that would violate Mobileread's Policy so no it's not sharable.
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Reading the EULA it looks like it's safe to distribute the unmodified files, as long as
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... the packages are kept in their original format (.exe or .sit.hqx) and original filenames (e.g. times32.exe) and not used to add value to commercial products.
(according to the wikipedia.)

It's been available at sourceforge for almost a decade, and they're normally pretty good with IP infringement.

On the other hand, a modified Georgia would clearly be against the EULA.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:32 PM   #725
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On the other hand, a modified Georgia would clearly be against the EULA.
Thanks I haven't had time to go looking for the license.

I Pretty much stop looking for fonts. I have enough. I have Four fonts on my Kindle. Amasis is various sizes, Caecilia in two sizes with weight added and Palatino resized smaller and made taller with weight added and....

....The font I use the most is surprise, Trebuchet. I went back and upsize by 2% and added more weight. I got mine from my Kindle Fire so it was already optimized for eReading. I love this font! For a dyslexic like me it's really helps me to read more. I have read for hours and hours in the past week (I broke my pinky toe and I am laid up) without any side effects I once had with the other fonts where I had to take breaks.

So I am pretty much done with playing with fonts. I have found the font that let's me enjoy my Kindle to the fullest.

I still have the two font sets (Gentium Book & Charis SIL) I offer through PM but please do not ask me to share any other fonts I have shown in this thread. I can't.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:47 PM   #726
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I Pretty much stop looking for fonts. I have enough.
I heard that before from you. May you resist from keep looking and start enjoying reading on your eReaders.
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I heard that before from you. May you resist from keep looking and start enjoying reading on your eReaders.
Yes but I really mean it this time. Trebuchet is perfect for me. I get more lines per page and it doesn't need to be huge like the other fonts I was using for me not to have issues. I can read with it in dark or light settings and no eye strain.

I use this font on my KF but it's too skinny on the PW so a little editing and now it's perfect. I'd take a pic of it on the PW if I could but seeing I am pretty much immobile till this toe heals I can't even go looking for the camera. The black and white screenshot does not do it justice though.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #728
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One thing I noticed is that having extra fonts does take up space. So if you have too many fonts it can gobble up HD space on the Kindle quickly.
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On the other hand, a modified Georgia would clearly be against the EULA.
Unless of course, you just offered a binary patch.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:20 AM   #731
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One thing I noticed is that having extra fonts does take up space. So if you have too many fonts it can gobble up HD space on the Kindle quickly.
That's logical. They're files, thus they'll take up space.
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That's logical. They're files, thus they'll take up space.
The way to do it is to just put on the fonts you will actually use. So when you find yourself no longer using a specific font, remove it.
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For my next project, I'm going to give a try to Gentium SIL and see how I like it compared to Charis SIL.
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Will you be making a compact version similar to your Charis? I will look forward to trying it.
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Will you be making a compact version similar to your Charis? I will look forward to trying it.
It depends on how much I like it. I'm going to try it on my 650 first and if I like it enough there, I'll work on Kindle versions.
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