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Old 04-29-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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Hi there everyone

I need some expert knowledge! Hoping you can help.

I have been working on an export for Kindle, using InDesign and the Kindle export plugin. The results are perfect in Kindle Fire: formatting and custom fonts all come through fine.

I have begun testing on older devices now (specifically the Kindle keyboard from 2010) and none of the custom fonts come through, and a lot of the display formatting is lost.

I have a couple of questions:
1. Is there a way to get custom fonts to show on these older devices?
2. Is thee a way for one .mobi file to cater for both devices? Should I be thinking about media queries?

Many thanks to you all in advance.

All best
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1. Is there a way to get custom fonts to show on these older devices?
Devices older than a K3 don't support embedded fonts, and a K3 will only display them if the firmware has been updated to 3.4 and the Publisher Fonts option has been enabled.

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2. Is thee a way for one .mobi file to cater for both devices? Should I be thinking about media queries?
Use media queries, for more information see the Kindle Publishing Guidelines.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:35 PM   #3
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Hi Doitsu

Many thanks for your reply and the link to Amazon's guide.

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