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Old 05-25-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Embedding fonts in ePub/Kindle

Hello

I'm converting a self-published poetry book written by a friend to ePub/Kindle. Although not particularly au fait with the various technologies involved, i.e. HTML, CSS, and the ebook formats themselves, I am fairly confident I can do it with the help of the information already available on this and other sites.

I just have a technical question or two, to which I suspect the answer is no, but it's worth checking:

If I link to a font using the @font-face property in my HTML, will this non-standard font make it into the ePub document I am going to create using Calibre?

If not, is there different software I can use which will embed the entire font?

Again if not, can the various eReaders follow the link to the font if it survives the conversion, and thus display the font when the book is being read (assuming an Internet connection)?

I'm grateful for any help offered.

Thanks,
Richard
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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Hello

I'm converting a self-published poetry book written by a friend to ePub/Kindle. Although not particularly au fait with the various technologies involved, i.e. HTML, CSS, and the ebook formats themselves, I am fairly confident I can do it with the help of the information already available on this and other sites.

I just have a technical question or two, to which I suspect the answer is no, but it's worth checking:

If I link to a font using the @font-face property in my HTML, will this non-standard font make it into the ePub document I am going to create using Calibre?

If not, is there different software I can use which will embed the entire font?

Again if not, can the various eReaders follow the link to the font if it survives the conversion, and thus display the font when the book is being read (assuming an Internet connection)?

I'm grateful for any help offered.

Thanks,
Richard
Hi Richard;

If you already have a html file (and its css stylesheet), then use Sigil (and not Calibre) to build your epub. Once you have your epub, then use Kindlegen to build (with the epub) your mobi file.

Here you'll find all you need to know in order to build your epub with Sigil:

http://web.sigil.googlecode.com/git/...tutorials.html

And obviously, how to use embedding (custom) fonts:

http://web.sigil.googlecode.com/git/...bed_fonts.html

Regards
Rubén

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Thanks Rubén, this is super information and a great help.
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