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Old 08-21-2013, 09:38 AM   #61
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If you're a Calibre user you can install the Modify Epub plugin. One of its many useful options is Remove Adobe .xpgt files and links. You can clean up your whole Calibre library in one go. If your library is large it may take a while to run.
Thanks for the tip. I had the Modify Epub plugin installed, but I ignored the xpgt settings since I didn't know what it was until I just figured out it was adding margins to a book. I never found it necessary with Coolreader on Android for some reason, so I'm learning a new workflow for the Aura.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:23 PM   #62
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Kobo Glo with 2.8.1 here.

Does the font patch work for you? I tried the advanced font options for some fonts I sideloaded and it only works when the book is a kepub, otherwise I can see the changes into the preview window, but nothing happens to the actual text.

Anyway, apart for this, I think with this patch I reached my Kobo Nirvana Perfect size, perfect line height, perfect font weight.
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Kobo Glo with 2.8.1 here.

Does the font patch work for you? I tried the advanced font options for some fonts I sideloaded and it only works when the book is a kepub, otherwise I can see the changes into the preview window, but nothing happens to the actual text.
Did you remember to fully power off/on after sideloading your fonts?
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:22 PM   #64
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Kobo Glo with 2.8.1 here.

Does the font patch work for you? I tried the advanced font options for some fonts I sideloaded and it only works when the book is a kepub, otherwise I can see the changes into the preview window, but nothing happens to the actual text.

Anyway, apart for this, I think with this patch I reached my Kobo Nirvana Perfect size, perfect line height, perfect font weight.
TypeGenius works for me on sideloaded fonts with one caveat. If I get over-enthused when increasing the font weight, it gets hard to differentiate regular/bold and italic/bold-italic. I noticed this when I increased the weight of Deja Vu Serif to match JSWolf's Charis SIL Modified's weight.

You still need to do a power cycle after adding a new font before you can use it.

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Old 08-22-2013, 10:02 AM   #65
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Did you remember to fully power off/on after sideloading your fonts?
Yes, I did a full off/on, but the advanced font settings for sideloaded fonts only work with the kepub renderer, not the Adobe one.
I'm now using the original Georgia most of the time anyway, so no big deal.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:28 AM   #66
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Yes, I did a full off/on, but the advanced font settings for sideloaded fonts only work with the kepub renderer, not the Adobe one.
I'm now using the original Georgia most of the time anyway, so no big deal.
I only use standard epubs and the advanced settings work on all my sideloaded fonts. I did have one particular font which didn't immediately work - it was an otf font. I converted the 4 files to ttf and then they did work, but I don't know if this is a general solution or whether I was just lucky.
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This patch continues to be great; the only thing missing now (I.M.O.) is the ability to modify the header height. Not sure if metazoa uses many kepubs, so not sure if he thought to think of that. Could anyone here who's active on his forum ask him about it?
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:18 PM   #68
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I only use standard epubs and the advanced settings work on all my sideloaded fonts. I did have one particular font which didn't immediately work - it was an otf font. I converted the 4 files to ttf and then they did work, but I don't know if this is a general solution or whether I was just lucky.
Yesss! That's it!
I converted the fonts to ttf (they were otf) and now the options work.
And not only this, but I discovered that if you have different fonts embedded into the epub file, they are affected by the advanced options too (provided they are ttf), making them look very good.
This patch really
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:59 AM   #69
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Indeed. The Aura with the latest patch - set to no footer, and a bit more generous line heights than the values provided by metazoa - comes very close to the ereader of my dreams. Metazoa definitely deserves a medal.

Now if only someone would fix the long paragraph bug... or change the ridiculously memory wasting management of cover images...
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This patch continues to be great; the only thing missing now (I.M.O.) is the ability to modify the header height. Not sure if metazoa uses many kepubs, so not sure if he thought to think of that. Could anyone here who's active on his forum ask him about it?
I've asked him before and it didn't sound like he was aware of the rendering differences between epub/kepub engines. He stated that he just changes libnickel and that's it, so I'm pretty sure he doesn't read kepubs.
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Indeed. The Aura with the latest patch - set to no footer, and a bit more generous line heights than the values provided by metazoa - comes very close to the ereader of my dreams. Metazoa definitely deserves a medal.

Now if only someone would fix the long paragraph bug... or change the ridiculously memory wasting management of cover images...
+1 on the long paragraph bug. I think with metazoa's patch it's the only thing standing between Kobo's current state and a perfect reader for me
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Indeed. The Aura with the latest patch - set to no footer, and a bit more generous line heights than the values provided by metazoa - comes very close to the ereader of my dreams. Metazoa definitely deserves a medal.
How do you remove the footer completely? Is that possible?
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How do you remove the footer completely? Is that possible?
Since I couldn't make heads or tails of the settings concerning the footer style in the patch I just left them alone. That removed the footer for me.
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I've asked him before and it didn't sound like he was aware of the rendering differences between epub/kepub engines. He stated that he just changes libnickel and that's it, so I'm pretty sure he doesn't read kepubs.
Ah, then I guess the header styling isn't in libnickel?
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Ah, then I guess the header styling isn't in libnickel?
It's hard to tell, there's not enough data. It might very well be in there, just not used by the Adobe engine.
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