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Old 06-20-2011, 10:38 AM   #31
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Pretty much everything (about Charis I don't like). It's the least "readable" font I tried (very thing, choppy rendering), and I tried alot of them.

It just doesn't compare to Lexia or to the font created above in this thread.
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You make it sound like Charis is used in all Overdrive eBooks. Not so. It's done by the publisher and Overdrive has nothing to do with font embedding. Charis is the most common font family used for embedding fonts.
No book I have ever purchased (from the Sony store, Kobo, B&N, or Amazon) had an embedded font. But when I download library books, about 90% of them use Charis. This is from a variety of publishers. I would never buy a book that I can download from the library, so I can't compare apples-to-apples, but that's been my experience.

And I find the Charis font to be the opposite of "choppy and unreadable" (and that's exactly how I would describe Sony's default font). I wish I could do a screenshot of my own screen (how do you guys do that? It's part of PRS+?) so we would see if it looks the same, because my experience/perception/aesthetic is so very different.

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I don't understand the rant against Charis, either, I really like it - screencap (via PRS+) attached.

I don't have any special line-height set.
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Can someone post a screenshot comparing Lexia Dama vs Default, preferably without any justification? Thank you.
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Take a look at the screenshots Ripplinger posted here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...59&postcount=4
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Thanks for all the font suggestions, going to put them together in one easily downloadable pack once I feel the suggestions have dried out.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:48 PM   #38
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The more of them I test, the more I keep coming back to:

LexiaDaMa
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NimbusMod

At least on my Sony, they are the two best I've tested so far.
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:44 PM   #39
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I'm new at this ereader stuff. My 950 is only a couple months old. I don't suppose I can change from the default font on it without voiding my warranty and since I'm not a programmer quite probably bricking it.
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Take a look at the screenshots Ripplinger posted here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...59&postcount=4
Why is it that those screen caps look awful? It's very hard to get a sense of how the font looks when it bleeds all over the place. And I know this is not how they'd look on the actual screen.
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I don't understand the rant against Charis, either, I really like it - screencap (via PRS+) attached.

I don't have any special line-height set.
I also find Charis SIL a very easily readable font. It's definitely better then the default ADE font. It's dark enough and the italics are good.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:53 PM   #42
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Why is it that those screen caps look awful? It's very hard to get a sense of how the font looks when it bleeds all over the place. And I know this is not how they'd look on the actual screen.
I think most of the bleeding on Ripplinger's screencaps is because Options - Adjust View is set to Custom (Contrast/Bright 127/-125).

Personally, I only use the Adjust View option for PDFs which are a bit wishy-washy. Epubs look better as-is IMHO.
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I think most of the bleeding on Ripplinger's screencaps is because Options - Adjust View is set to Custom (Contrast/Bright 127/-125).
In that case, can we please have new screen shots with the screen set to default please? The way those screen shots look, I cannot tell how the fonts really look. They kind of look the same or too similar.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:54 AM   #44
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I'm thinking about putting together a Sony font package for new users, so it's a bit more easily accessable.
That's a great idea, Leyor. I wish you luck with it.

I had an itch for experimentation again and decided to try out two new fonts. Of the three presented here, I'm going with Vollkorn for now with some extra line-height via CSS---I like the font very much but feels a bit cramped vertically.

Georgia (these two come with standard Windows installations)
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My preference is for serif fonts with darker strokes than the default, yet I didn't like LexiaDaMa when I tried it. I don't like the Kindle's Caecilia either, so not a surprise.

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Viviena, your screens look great. I am curious if you have tried Charis and what is your opinion on it?

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