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Old 10-22-2013, 07:27 AM   #151
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hmmmm I have version 2.52 firmware on my touch(2gig internal and sd slot version)... Added a few extra fpnts from here and they are listed in settings etc but when I change to them nothing happens...they display as previous default fonts(which ever preinstall font I was using)

is there something else I should be doing?

Have turn off etc to make sure this wasnt the cause...
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:06 AM   #152
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I played with it since the defaults set a page number that was half off the screen and so small that what I could see was unreadable. After playing a bit, I found 60 for the min and max height and 10 for qproperty-footerMargin was about the best compromise for me basically losing 1 line at the bottom of the screen.

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Old 11-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #153
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That post was for the earlier version of the patcher, with v7 of the patcher, there is a single location for the patch which got around some errors where the replacement code was too large to fit in the available space. For v7, I commented out the first line by adding a # before it which removes the footer and, uncommented and modified the second line as follows as in the code box below.

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<Patch>
patch_name = `Custom reading footer style`
patch_enable = `yes`
# Disable footer example
# replace_zlib = 13508E4, `ReadingFooter {\n\tmin-height: 70px;\n\tmax-height: 70px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 40;\n}\n\nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="kraken"], \nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="phoenix"] {\n\tmin-height: 82px;\n\tmax-height: 82px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 15;\n}\n\nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="dragon"] {\n\tmin-height: 120px;\n\tmax-height: 120px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 20;\n}\n\n* {\n\tfont-size: 16px;\n}\n\n[deviceCodeName="kraken"], \n[deviceCodeName="phoenix"] {\n\tfont-size: 20px;\n}\n\n[deviceCodeName="dragon"] {\n\tfont-size: 26px;\n}\n\n[localeName="ja_JP"] {\n\tfont-family: A-OTF Gothic MB101 Pr6N;\n}`, `* {\n\theight: 5px;\n\tfont-size: 1px;\n\tcolor: transparent;\n}\n\n`
# Decrease footer example
replace_zlib = 13508E4, `ReadingFooter {\n\tmin-height: 70px;\n\tmax-height: 70px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 40;\n}\n\nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="kraken"], \nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="phoenix"] {\n\tmin-height: 82px;\n\tmax-height: 82px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 15;\n}\n\nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="dragon"] {\n\tmin-height: 120px;\n\tmax-height: 120px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 20;\n}\n\n* {\n\tfont-size: 16px;\n}\n\n[deviceCodeName="kraken"], \n[deviceCodeName="phoenix"] {\n\tfont-size: 20px;\n}\n\n[deviceCodeName="dragon"] {\n\tfont-size: 26px;\n}\n\n[localeName="ja_JP"] {\n\tfont-family: A-OTF Gothic MB101 Pr6N;\n}`, `* {\n\theight: 25px;\n\tfont-size: 20px;\n}\n\n`
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For the Glo, I would replace the `* {\n\theight: 25px;\n\tfont-size: 20px;\n}\n\n` with `* {\n\theight: 18px;\n\tfont-size: 14px;\n}\n\n` allowing for the lower pixel count on the Glo screen.

Do not use the two lines as I've posted since the data location is modified for the v2.9.0 firmware, just modify the last portion of the line.

I'd suggest checking the Kobo Patcher thread in the Kobo Developer's Corner forum for more information on the various versions of the patcher before you apply it to your ereader.

Regards,
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:18 PM   #154
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Is there a version of the patcher that works with 2.10?
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:30 PM   #155
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Based on how few have 2.10 (and the fact the beta users got a different build of 2.10) at this time no.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:37 AM   #156
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That post was for the earlier version of the patcher, with v7 of the patcher, there is a single location for the patch which got around some errors where the replacement code was too large to fit in the available space. For v7, I commented out the first line by adding a # before it which removes the footer and, uncommented and modified the second line as follows as in the code box below.

Code:
<Patch>
patch_name = `Custom reading footer style`
patch_enable = `yes`
# Disable footer example
# replace_zlib = 13508E4, `ReadingFooter {\n\tmin-height: 70px;\n\tmax-height: 70px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 40;\n}\n\nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="kraken"], \nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="phoenix"] {\n\tmin-height: 82px;\n\tmax-height: 82px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 15;\n}\n\nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="dragon"] {\n\tmin-height: 120px;\n\tmax-height: 120px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 20;\n}\n\n* {\n\tfont-size: 16px;\n}\n\n[deviceCodeName="kraken"], \n[deviceCodeName="phoenix"] {\n\tfont-size: 20px;\n}\n\n[deviceCodeName="dragon"] {\n\tfont-size: 26px;\n}\n\n[localeName="ja_JP"] {\n\tfont-family: A-OTF Gothic MB101 Pr6N;\n}`, `* {\n\theight: 5px;\n\tfont-size: 1px;\n\tcolor: transparent;\n}\n\n`
# Decrease footer example
replace_zlib = 13508E4, `ReadingFooter {\n\tmin-height: 70px;\n\tmax-height: 70px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 40;\n}\n\nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="kraken"], \nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="phoenix"] {\n\tmin-height: 82px;\n\tmax-height: 82px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 15;\n}\n\nReadingFooter[deviceCodeName="dragon"] {\n\tmin-height: 120px;\n\tmax-height: 120px;\n\tqproperty-footerMargin: 20;\n}\n\n* {\n\tfont-size: 16px;\n}\n\n[deviceCodeName="kraken"], \n[deviceCodeName="phoenix"] {\n\tfont-size: 20px;\n}\n\n[deviceCodeName="dragon"] {\n\tfont-size: 26px;\n}\n\n[localeName="ja_JP"] {\n\tfont-family: A-OTF Gothic MB101 Pr6N;\n}`, `* {\n\theight: 25px;\n\tfont-size: 20px;\n}\n\n`
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For the Glo, I would replace the `* {\n\theight: 25px;\n\tfont-size: 20px;\n}\n\n` with `* {\n\theight: 18px;\n\tfont-size: 14px;\n}\n\n` allowing for the lower pixel count on the Glo screen.

Do not use the two lines as I've posted since the data location is modified for the v2.9.0 firmware, just modify the last portion of the line.

I'd suggest checking the Kobo Patcher thread in the Kobo Developer's Corner forum for more information on the various versions of the patcher before you apply it to your ereader.

Regards,
David
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:24 AM   #157
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Sideloaded Font Problem

I sideloaded fonts on my Kobo Glo 3.0.0.
Well, I sideloaded these fonts way back from FW 2.4


The problem I encountered is some of the fonts are not showing in the options. I tried the naming scheme suggested in the first post. I also tried deleting the - and _.

Sample of the fonts I used was DroidSans and Roboto.

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I sideloaded fonts on my Kobo Glo 3.0.0.
Well, I sideloaded these fonts way back from FW 2.4


The problem I encountered is some of the fonts are not showing in the options. I tried the naming scheme suggested in the first post. I also tried deleting the - and _.

Sample of the fonts I used was DroidSans and Roboto.

Thank you for the help.

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There's a couple of things you can check.

1. Did you remember to reboot after you added them?

2. If you have added a lot of fonts... I've noticed that when scrolling through the font list top-to-bottom sometimes a font is not visible on the list. If you scroll to the bottom of the list then start scrolling backwards the font will appear. I have had occasions when a font still doesn't appear. In this case try adding an extra font or removing one. It must be something to do with the number of fonts versus the page-down method Kobo is using.
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There's a couple of things you can check.

1. Did you remember to reboot after you added them?

2. If you have added a lot of fonts... I've noticed that when scrolling through the font list top-to-bottom sometimes a font is not visible on the list. If you scroll to the bottom of the list then start scrolling backwards the font will appear. I have had occasions when a font still doesn't appear. In this case try adding an extra font or removing one. It must be something to do with the number of fonts versus the page-down method Kobo is using.

Ans.1. - Yup, I usually reboot my Kobo Glo after putting the font files.

Ans.2. - Actually I'm trying your suggestion of removing some of the fonts which works. Still, no new fonts can be seen in the option.


I'm trying to do some experimentation and guess why some of the sideloaded fonts work and some don't. I think you are right with the number of fonts vs page-down method. I'll dig deeper inside the font files and see their differences.


UPDATE:

I guess there is a limit in the number of fonts that Kobo can handle. I tried removing all of the sideloaded fonts and put the not working fonts one by one. They can be seen in the "Font Face" when they are alone in the font folder. Putting too many fonts possibly create problem somewhere.



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Is there a version of the patcher that works with 2.10?
2.10.0 is supported as is 3.0.0 in the latest versions of the patcher.

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Heads up, I found a really fantastic slab serif, Klinic, from a type foundry where you can pay what you want (if you want it for free, just type 0 in the donation box). The medium weight is perfect on my Kobo Glo.

http://www.losttype.com/font/?name=klinic
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Bitter Slab, modified

I thought I'd get in on this game! I took the open source font, Bitter, and darkened it a bit for the e-ink screen. I'm kind of in love with it right now, and I thought others might want to try it. I'm finding it a nice alternative to Caecilia (I like how it's less wide).

I've tested it on the Kobo Aura (6"), and it looks pretty sharp. Give it a whirl!
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... I took the open source font, Bitter, and darkened it a bit for the e-ink screen.
Nice work, Donnie! I really like this font. But somehow you must have forgotten to darken the umlaut "Ų".

I know, in English you don't need "Ų" very often, but in German it appears quite often. Maybe you can darken the "Ų" and refresh the zip file? I would be very grateful

edit: after a factory reset (and after applying the latest Kobo Patcher on my Aura 6"), the font seemed to be ok. After playing with the advanced font settings, the issue reappeared. So I think it has nothing to do with the way you darkened the font. Maybe the advanced settings for this side loaded font are to blame. Anyhow, thanks for reading.

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Nice work, Donnie! I really like this font. But somehow you must have forgotten to darken the umlaut "Ų".

I know, in English you don't need "Ų" very often, but in German it appears quite often. Maybe you can darken the "Ų" and refresh the zip file? I would be very grateful

edit: after a factory reset (and after applying the latest Kobo Patcher on my Aura 6"), the font seemed to be ok. After playing with the advanced font settings, the issue reappeared. So I think it has nothing to do with the way you darkened the font. Maybe the advanced settings for this side loaded font are to blame. Anyhow, thanks for reading.
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Well, it turns out, that the Italic-font is to blame. I fixed the "Ų" and saved the font as TrueType. Everything is ok now. Thanks again, Donnie!
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