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Old 12-27-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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Any hack to make default ebook text bold?

I sent my K3 a PDF that was converted to text by Amazon, and for some reason every other paragraph was bold. At first I didn't mind, but then I realized that bold text is much easier to read on a kindle than regular text. It's almost like getting a 50% boost in contrast!

So the question is, is there any available hack that can tell the K3 to display normal text in any ebook as bold?

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Old 12-27-2010, 10:10 PM   #2
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Just use the fonts hack to replace the default font with a bold version.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:31 PM   #3
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Sweet! Thanks a lot. Now I'm gonna do some research here to see how this is done, since I've never done it before. I am jailbroken already, though, for the screensavers hack, so I guess it shouldn't be too many other steps.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:41 AM   #4
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I installed the font hack, and replaced the Serif_Regular.ttf with a copy of Serif_Bold.ttf, restarted the kindle, but then there was a problem opening some books. Over half of my books wouldn't open, and the error message said that "the selected item could not be opened". Does anyone know why this might have happened? I guess i'll just uninstall the hack for now.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:05 PM   #5
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Did you duplicate Serif_Bold.ttf or just rename it? If you renamed it, maybe one of your books was using a bold font, and it encountered an error.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:30 PM   #6
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Did you duplicate Serif_Bold.ttf or just rename it? If you renamed it, maybe one of your books was using a bold font, and it encountered an error.
I duplicated it, so the original bold font was still there. Also, the books that did work really did show up all bold after the hack, as I had intended. It's just strange that half of the books wouldn't open.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:15 PM   #7
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Wow, that is really strange. I'm not super familiar with the fonts hack though, so I can't really help you with it =/ (I've used it before, but uninstalled it because I'm fine with the default font)
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:13 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help anyway. I'm just surprised others haven't tried to do the same thing, because of the increased contrast.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:51 PM   #9
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Well, bold is basically a larger font. As such, you get less text per page with bold.
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Yes, you get less text per page if everything is bold, but it's still a ton more text than the next font size up.
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