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Old 08-03-2009, 03:48 AM   #1
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Calibre 6 and ePub changing fonts?

Hi all--
I've looked around for an answer to my question, but have only succeeded in confusing myself.

I've been changing the font for my ePub files to Fontin with Calibre using Zelda Pinwheel's excellent instructions in this post:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...6&postcount=18

This has always worked perfectly for me with Calibre 5x, but since upgrading Calibre to 6 it doesn't seem to work.

I'm inserting the font information into the "Extra CSS" dialog box under the "Look and Feel" option exactly as I had done in Calibre 5x, but the ePub produced does not use the Fontin font I requested.

I'm sure I'm missing something simple, and would appreciate any pointers on how to make this work!

Thanks!!!

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Old 08-03-2009, 05:16 AM   #2
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Hi all--
I've looked around for an answer to my question, but have only succeeded in confusing myself.

I've been changing the font for my ePub files to Fontin with Calibre using Zelda Pinwheel's excellent instructions in this post:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...6&postcount=18

This has always worked perfectly for me with Calibre 5x, but since upgrading Calibre to 6 it doesn't seem to work.

I'm inserting the font information into the "Extra CSS" dialog box under the "Look and Feel" option exactly as I had done in Calibre 5x, but the ePub produced does not use the Fontin font I requested.

I'm sure I'm missing something simple, and would appreciate any pointers on how to make this work!

Thanks!!!

dordale
Sound like you'll have to do it the manual way after the ePub is generated. keep the information in the Extra CSS so the font declarations are in the CSS. But then you'll have to go into the ePub and extract the files so you can then look at the content & CSS to see where to put the font family declarations in the CSS. Then put the CSS back into the ePub and enjoy reading.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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For the moment calibre strips font-face rules from extra css. Once I implement font embedding, this will no longer be the case.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies Jon and Kovid.

And thanks for such a great program Kovid! I really do appreciate all of your efforts.

I'll look forward to the font embedding implementation once you have that ready.

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Old 08-03-2009, 02:50 PM   #5
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Actually, I decided to just fix @font-face handling right now as it will be some time before I have the time to implement font embedding, so it should work as before in the next release.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:39 PM   #6
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I think this explain the problem I am having also. Looking forward to the update.

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Old 08-03-2009, 04:24 PM   #7
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Actually, I decided to just fix @font-face handling right now as it will be some time before I have the time to implement font embedding, so it should work as before in the next release.
Thanks Kovid!! Looking forward to the next update!

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Old 08-03-2009, 05:30 PM   #8
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Darn, I wish I had seen Kovid's reply before I delved into the css and html files generated in the epub. No wonder I couldn't find the @font-face and src references. heh heh. Thanks Kovid.
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