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Old 02-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #16
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I have georgia (a nice fat bold one) working on my KT.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=163

After I fattened up the default fonts I replaced the condensed one with a Georgia I doctored up from the windows ttf file.
So sorry, too much for my poor understanding. I installed usbnet after a prior, and successful , jailbreak but I was unable to follow on. I´m sure it´s just lack of knowledge. I can use chose among Mac OS X, Windows and Linux boxes but my Kindle Touch just refused to be telneted (!?)

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So sorry, too much for my poor understanding. I installed usbnet after a prior, and successful , jailbreak but I was unable to follow on. I´m sure it´s just lack of knowledge. I can use chose among Mac OS X, Windows and Linux boxes but my Kindle Touch just refused to be telneted (!?)

My bad!
Are you sure you want to telnet?! That is so 1980s... (SCNR). Try ssh instead.
(sample: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kind...USB_Networking)
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:38 PM   #18
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Sorry, I started learning code a decade prior the 80´s. Somewhat my inside head fuses were blowing up this afternoon... Forget it (read, I forgot it!)..
SSH...
Will restart tomorrow from the very beginning.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:13 PM   #19
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Hi,

Can you please guide me on how to install the conf file to my Kindle Touch. I am very new to Kindle world!

I wanted to read some books on my local language using Kindle Touch and realize I need a font hack. I followed this thread
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=116098

Jailbroken the Kindle, but couldn't find relevant files to install fonts and arrived here.

Any help would be deeply appreciated, Thx
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #20
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Can you attach here a document that causes the broken display, and a screenshot of what it *should* look like, and one showing what it *does* look like?
The document would ideally be in .mobi format. The "correct" screenshot can be from any application (Windows or whatever) which displays it properly, the "broken" screenshot can be directly from the Kindle.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #21
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@desirumguy: I have tried to find some tamil ebook in "real unicode" in .mobi format, but did not find any (I only found the ones in TSCII encoding in the thread you mentioned, but without installing the appropriate font, it obviously only displays garbage).

However, I have installed a thai ebook on the device, taken from the second post of this thread (downloaded the epub, and had calibre automatically convert it to .mobi).

It displays properly. (this is actually what I expected, since the KT comes with the Code 2000 font, which should support virtually all languages).

So my suggestion is, before you break your Kindle by installing some weird font hacks, give it a go with the installed font.

I tried a bit more, and created a small HTML test file which I converted to .mobi using this site. As far as I can tell, everything displays properly on the device. I'm attaching the files for reference, so you can check the results for yourself.

Again, this was verified to work on a *standard* Kindle with *no* font hack.

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File Type: zip utf8-test.zip (1.9 KB, 151 views)
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #22
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A doubt: after you apply this procedure, the stock fonts are lost?

Thanks.
I make backups of the files I replace so I can always revert.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:35 AM   #23
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ixtab, Worked perfectly!!!

Thanks a billion for the timely advice, and efforts you took to test it. I am happily reading tamil in my kindle now, Thanks again!!!
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:31 AM   #24
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Oh, how I would love a simple, noobproof fonthack, like we have on K3! I've looked into this ssh and putty and linux stuff, but it's way over my head and I'm afraid to brick my Touch. Just to be able to change to Times or anything other than what Amazon gives us...
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I'm currently developing an application for this.

It's still in a *very* early stage, so don't hold your breath
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:27 PM   #26
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:02 AM   #27
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can some one give the origanel l font for kt
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hybernation's procedure, yes.
fontconfig procedure, no. (it was from the beginning designed to be as unintrusive as possible; it still obviously has to modify the font cache and /etc/font/conf.d directory, but both of these are easily "reversible")
how can i reverse?
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Remove the 99-*.conf and re-run fc-cache, then restart the framework.
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Here's a screenshot of the application being developed.



It's still in an extremely early development stage -- it may take a week, or a month, or two, or even more than that, until completion. I'll keep you updated. Eventually, there will be a "full" font hack for the KT, but it may still take a bit of time.

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