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Old 10-31-2011, 05:57 PM   #16
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I finally got it. Thanks, Analogus, for your response. I checked what you put, and mine was like that. What it ended up being was I needed a div style in the css called .epub calling on that font. Jeez, what a bunch of work. Thanks guys.
spacebrew - I'm having the same problem. Can you write out the exact line you added?

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I'll just post my whole CSS so you can check it out. The very bottom entry is the one I added that made it work though.

Code:
@font-face {
 font-family: "Nimbus";
 font-weight: normal;
 font-style: normal;
 src: url(res:///Data/fonts/Nimbus.ttf);
 }

 @font-face {
 font-family: "Nimbus";
 font-weight: normal;
 font-style: italic;
 src: url(res:///Data/fonts/Nimbus_I.ttf);
 }

 body {
 font-family: "Nimbus"; 
 } 

 p { 
 font-size: 1.0em !important;
 text-align: justify !important;
 line-height: 130% !important;
 text-indent: 1.5em !important;
 margin-top: 0.1em !important; 
 margin-bottom: 0.1em !important; 
 }

 html { 
 font-family: Nimbus !important;
 }

 .mainBody {
 font-family: Nimbus !important;
 }

 .calibre {
 font-family: Nimbus !important;
 }
 
 .epub {
 font-family: Nimbus !important;
 }

I might also add that some books just don't change with it though. A couple of them, I've had to go into the embedded css and remove the font-family lines so it will use the default. You might try that, and even remove the fonts folder from the epub file.

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Old 11-05-2011, 01:59 PM   #18
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Font collection for quick comparison

When trying out new fonts on the reader, I always found it a pity, that the actual procedure to switch fonts takes several steps and a little time, so it's hard to compare thoroughly.

Thus I put together a little collection of free fonts embedded into one single book just for reference. I'm no webdesigner and have no clue about css. Just happy, that it works on my 350. I'm sure there are better ways in doing this.

In this book you will find (only regular, no bold and italics):
Angleterre
Cantarell
Charis SIL
Deja Vu LGC Sans
Seja Vu Serif
Fontin
Free Sans
Free Serif
Gentium Plus
Georgia EInk 05
Goudy Bookletter 1911
Josefin Slab
Lexia DaMa
Liberation Serif
Numbus Mod
Open Sans
Palatia
prophecy
Roboto
Ubuntu

Edit:
The text always is our good old quick brown fox etc.
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When trying out new fonts on the reader, I always found it a pity, that the actual procedure to switch fonts takes several steps and a little time, so it's hard to compare thoroughly.

Thus I put together a little collection of free fonts embedded into one single book just for reference. I'm no webdesigner and have no clue about css. Just happy, that it works on my 350. I'm sure there are better ways in doing this.
Great idea. Nice work. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:50 PM   #20
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:58 PM   #21
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Simple solution for changing fonts (no altering size or line space)

I'm testing another 'kind' of CSS-file for changing fonts:

There is a CSS-file from PRS+ named 'FontsAsInLRF.css' with this code:

Code:
@font-face
{
	font-family: sans-serif;
	src:url(res:///opt/sony/ebook/FONT/tt0003m_.ttf);
}
@font-face
{
	font-family: serif;
	src:url(res:///opt/sony/ebook/FONT/tt0011m_.ttf);
}
@font-face
{
	font-family: monospace;
	src:url(res:///opt/sony/ebook/FONT/tt0419m_.ttf);
}
It forces to use the standard-fonts of Sony instead of the defined fonts of the ebook. Using the principle of this file I produce CSS-files like this for other fonts (like Caecilia in this case):


Code:
@font-face {
  font-family: serif; 
  font-weight: normal; 
  font-style: normal; 
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/CaeciliaLTStd-Roman.ttf); 
}

@font-face {
  font-family: serif; 
  font-weight: bold; 
  font-style: normal; 
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/CaeciliaLTStd-Bold.ttf); 
}

@font-face {
  font-family: serif; 
  font-weight: normal; 
  font-style: italic; 
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/CaeciliaLTStd-Italic.ttf); 
}

@font-face {
  font-family: serif; 
  font-weight: bold; 
  font-style: italic; 
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/CaeciliaLTStd-BoldItalic.ttf);
(complete code)

If there is just ONE font for normal, bold and italic, CSS-file looks like this:
Code:
@font-face {
  font-family: serif; 
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/CaeciliaLTStd-Roman.ttf); 
}
That's the complete code inside the CSS-file. Very simple... and seems to work. Of course just fonts, not size nor line-space is altered.

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Old 11-05-2011, 04:05 PM   #22
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Thank you for the embedded fonts epub. I have to repeat that I really really like NimbusMod. I know there was some issue with not having true bold font included in the NimbusMod uploaded by delphin. Would I still see bold formatting, just rendered by software? Or would bold characters show up as regular characters?
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NimbusMod:

There is NO issue with not having bold fonts. Even Sony does have just ONE font for all four styles (bold, italic, bold-italic, regular). Bold-Italic and Bold are rendered from the two existing Nimbus fonts. No problem so far.

If you have time, give this CSS-style for Nimbus-Mod a try:

Code:
@font-face 
{
  font-family: serif; 
  font-weight: normal; 
  font-style: normal; 
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/NimbusMod.ttf); 
}

@font-face 
{
  font-family: serif; 
  font-weight: normal; 
  font-style: italic; 
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/NimbusMod_I.ttf); 
}
Alter path if necessary.

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There is NO issue with not having bold fonts. Even Sony does have just ONE font for all four styles (bold, italic, bold-italic, regular). Bold-Italic and Bold are rendered from the two existing Nimbus fonts. No problem so far.
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Alter path if necessary.

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That is not what it says in the thread about favorite e-reader fonts. People have posted examples of Alice in Wonderland in normal, italic, bold, and bold-italic. The latter two are rendered as normal or italic font without any bolding.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...3&postcount=67

It appears delphin agreed and was going to work on a new version but has not visited the forums in a few months.

ETA: the post I linked seems to suggest it's only a Kobo issue, it's not. Delphin later says that he was mistaking larger font headings for bolded NimbusMod, which does not work. People posted workarounds involving using different fonts for bold and bold-italic, but actual NimbusMod would have been awesome
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seajewel:

Yes, you are right. I have overlooked it completely.

Played with fonts, CSS and changing system fonts.
Results:

It seems to be a fact, that using CSS you MUST have all 4 styles of fonts in the font folder! The reader is not able to render bold or italic if there is no special designed font in bold or italic. Not just with NimbusMod but every other fonts too.

But: if you change the system font of the reader (there is just ONE fontstyle; regular, bold, ... is rendered from that font) using NimbusMod_Regular all 4 styles are available!
That's what I have done - I use Caecilia and NimbusMod alternating as system-fonts.

And: Producing a BOLD-version (similiar to a rendered one) of Nimbus-Mod is quite simple. I could do that job.


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It seems to be a fact, that using CSS you MUST have all 4 styles of fonts in the font folder! The reader is not able to render bold or italic if there is no special designed font in bold or italic. Not just with NimbusMod but every other fonts too. A.
Since I really don't care about seeing a bold difference or not because of my bad eyes, I just prefer using the bold always at times. What I do is simply used the bold and bold italic of a font as it should be, then copied the same 2 font files and renamed them to the normal and normal italic versions. I've never had a problem with something not displaying.

In the meantime, you could do that for the Nimbus font. Or find a font that's similiar in style and use the bold and bold italic from that font. I would just rename it to the Nimbus name so calling a "font family" won't have a mix of font family names in it (not sure if that would be a problem or not, just going on the side of caution with the last renaming part).
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If you don't mind not seeing any emboldening (is that a word?) then the following should work:
- map Regular and Bold to the same Nimbus regular file
- map Italic and BoldItalic to the same Nimbus italic file
rather than having to duplicate/rename font files. I haven't tried it, though.

Code:
@font-face {
  font-family: serif; 
  font-weight: all; 
  font-style: normal; 
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/NimbusMod.ttf); 
}

@font-face {
  font-family: serif; 
  font-weight: all; 
  font-style: italic; 
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/NimbusMod_I.ttf); 
}
It's also possible that this would work. Again I haven't tried it:
Code:
@font-face {
  font-family: serif; 
  font-style: normal; 
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/NimbusMod.ttf); 
}

@font-face {
  font-family: serif; 
  font-style: italic; 
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/NimbusMod_I.ttf); 
}
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NimbusMod:

I tried to make a bold version. But I desided not to finish it. Reason:

If you have a closer look at some letters, you will recognize errors like this one (p):
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It would be much work to solve those errors. Making the font bold requires to do that. Otherwise some letters will look very strange after transformation.

Sorry.

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Another option that doesn't require duplicating/renaming font files, is to use the same source file for both normal and bold.

Spoiler:
Code:
@font-face { 
   font-family: serif; 
   font-weight: normal; 
   font-style: normal; 
   src: url(res:///Data/fonts/NimbusMod.ttf); 
} 

@font-face { 
   font-family: serif; 
   font-weight: bold; 
   font-style: normal; 
   src: url(res:///Data/fonts/NimbusMod.ttf); 
} 

@font-face { 
   font-family: serif; 
   font-weight: normal; 
   font-style: italic; 
   src: url(res:///Data/fonts/NimbusMod_I.ttf); 
} 

@font-face { 
   font-family: serif; 
   font-weight: bold; 
   font-style: italic; 
   src: url(res:///Data/fonts/NimbusMod_I.ttf); 
}
Then, to distinguish between normal and bold text when there's no bold font, you could add "text-decoration: underline" However, this only works when you know what tag the epub uses to call bold. In other words, if an epub uses <span class="bold"> or <b> to call for bold-faced text, you could add:

span.bold {text-decoration: underline; }
b {text-decoration: underline; }

Then all text that's supposed to be bold (but which can't be bold because there's no font) will be underlined instead.

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Thanks, spacebrew. I now get the same results. I don't know why some ebooks still won't take the new fonts, but pasting your css in the epub with calibre is so far flawless.
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