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Old 01-29-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Font size of STR v. Kindle 3

Reading the same ebook (Black Library novels ) in both the STR and Kindle 3, I notice that I cannot get the same comfortable font size in the STR. More specifically, there is a noticeably big jump in text size between the second to largest and third to largest font sizes on my STR.

I thought this is normal for epubs in general, so I was just putting up with the larger font size and having to make more page turns. That is, until I loaded the same books on my Kindle 3 (Black Library provides both mobi and epub). And I like the font size increment of the Kindle 3 way better -- but I hate using the page turn buttons. Much prefer the touch control of the STR.

Is this font size increment the same for all STRs, or I just have a bad STR?

Thanks for any information you can send my way.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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One thing I preferred about my old Kobo touch to the Nook STR was the variety in font sizes. There was a little slider and you could move it in small increments to get exactly the size you wanted. On the Nook STR it's a little more difficult to get a perfect size.

Sometimes I read on the smallest size font, and sometimes the next-to-smallest size, depending on how much light is available. I wish there was a size in between the two, though, because the smallest is too small and the next-to-smallest is just a tad too big.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:06 AM   #3
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There just aren't a whole lot of steps on the nook ST. My only real annoyance is that the font size varries from book to book, even if I am not using the publisher defaults. C'est la vie. Its easy enough to have to reset the text size every time I start a new book.

I generally use the 2nd to smallest or sometimes the 3rd to smallest text size. It gets me somewhere roughly the text size I am used to in paperback books.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info.

I tried books from other publishers and it is definitely an issue with the font size increment of the STR, not the books. Oh well
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #5
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"it is definitely an issue with the font size increment of the STR, not the books"

Agreed - Kindle, Kobo and Bookeen all provide much more useful type size selection than the STR.

One workaround is to use calibre to "convert" books to use more convenient sizes.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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I broke down and just ordered an ad-supported Kindle Touch for $99. Problem solved: touch control with good font sizes.
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