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Old 07-05-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Aura: font options for side-loaded content?

Hello there,

on the Kobo Aura: which of the various font settings can be applied to side-loaded content? Since I cannot test the device I'd love to get confirmation on this before ordering.

Also, it was reported that it is possible to download books via the built-in browser to the library (e.g. from a personal catalogue). Can this be confirmed?

Many thanks, miquele

P.S. I'm sure this was mentioned somewhere, but with the massive amount of posts in the relevant threads searching is quite ineffective.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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on the Kobo Aura: which of the various font settings can be applied to side-loaded content? Since I cannot test the device I'd love to get confirmation on this before ordering.

Also, it was reported that it is possible to download books via the built-in browser to the library (e.g. from a personal catalogue). Can this be confirmed?
I have a Glo, but it should be the same in these matters.

All font options can be applied to sideloaded (epub) books, provided the book wasn't constructed in a way that prevents it. If you come across a book that prevents a font option taking effect (such as one that has fixed linespacing) then you will need to tweak the book's stylesheet before sideloading if you want it to be adjustable.

You can download books with the built-in browser, e.g. from a Calibre web server. Some of book's metadata (such as series information) will not be loaded if you do it this way though, connecting via the USB cable -- allowing Calibre to access the device's database directly -- will give you more options.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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FGont options are pretty much the same for sideloaded books. Some books they work in and some they don't.

It is said that Kobo will always respect the authors formatting, but if this is the case why allow any changes?

You can download from a public library or a calibre library.

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Old 07-05-2013, 01:33 PM   #4
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It is said that Kobo will always respect the authors formatting, but if this is the case why allow any changes?
Why allow any changes? Probably because there are quite a few ebooks out there that are poorly formatted. I have one I downloaded from the local library where the chapter number/heading lines overlap and the body of the paragraph has descenders overlapping with ascenders. I can't edit the book without breaking the DRM which I really don't feel like doing for this book -- I originally read it a few years back and have been reminded why I never kept the dead tree copy of the book -- a rarity on my part. The line spacing slider has been moved from the left side to increase the line spacing which is also a rarity around here.

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Thanks for your answers, sounds promising :-)
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