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View Poll Results: My preferred reading font is...
Amasis 16 14.55%
Avenir 6 5.45%
Delima 10 9.09%
Felbridge 6 5.45%
Georgia 30 27.27%
Gill Sans 7 6.36%
Rockwell 15 13.64%
Times New Roman 4 3.64%
Document Default 5 4.55%
Other (please specify) 26 23.64%
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:37 PM   #16
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I use this font (nimbusmod) with bold and bold italic taken from other Nimbus packages. It's not a perfect solution but it works for me. I love this font.
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FIAWOL. " It is a proud and lonely thing to be a fan".

Were the bold and bold italicfrom a non commercial (i.e. free) source? If so please post the link or give information on where you got them.


Honestly, I don't remember where I got them. I've been using that font for a long time and there are so many free font websites. They are mismatched, but I hardly notice anymore.

Actually, if you were to track the linked post back and read that thread you would find that another fan has put together his own package with bold and bold italics that he converted from the original mod. I haven't tried it out yet myself.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #17
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Rockwell is my favourite of the default fonts, as i find the darker fonts easier to read. However after reading this thread ive added Gentium-book-basic (regular and bold) to my kobo and am very impressed with both
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Chose Georgia, but it would be nice to have at least one unicode font included by default to support epubs with characters in asian languages.
There is a Document Default font, isn't that the same?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:20 PM   #19
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There is a Document Default font, isn't that the same?
That would require the epub to have the font embedded in the file. There are files that don't do this that are in Japanese for example. Try downloading "Kiss on the Phone" from Kobo.com. It's a free ebook.. If you can see the Japanese you probably have a Unicode font with the asian character set installed. If you see a lot of blanks, you don't and changing the setting for Document Default font makes no difference.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:50 PM   #20
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:07 AM   #21
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Could someone please tell me how do I go about adding a font from off Linux Mint in to the fonts file on my KT?

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Old 02-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #22
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Could someone please tell me how do I go about adding a font from off Linux Mint in to the fonts file on my KT?
In Linux, fonts are usually located in /usr/share/fonts/truetype. So, just plug your kobo to your computer, and open file manager. Then, open kobo (using file manager) and create folder "fonts" to there. Then, just drag and drop fonts from /usr/share/fonts/truetype/{fontdir} to kobo/fonts.

You should always copy at least -Regular, -Bold, -Italic and -BoldItalic variants of each font to your kobo.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:18 PM   #24
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In Linux, fonts are usually located in /usr/share/fonts/truetype. So, just plug your kobo to your computer, and open file manager. Then, open kobo (using file manager) and create folder "fonts" to there. Then, just drag and drop fonts from /usr/share/fonts/truetype/{fontdir} to kobo/fonts.

You should always copy at least -Regular, -Bold, -Italic and -BoldItalic variants of each font to your kobo.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:12 PM   #25
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I got stuck on Roboto after switching fonts a lot, because it works really well in all sets and settings. I found I prefer fonts specifically designed for screenreading when reading a lot on a screen, even if it is e-Ink... Then for me there is an emotional aspect attached to many fonts, that I can't explain. I really dislike Arial; but Roboto (despite it's name) gives me a warm feeling that I never expected from a sans serif font...
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I got stuck on Roboto after switching fonts a lot, because it works really well in all sets and settings. .
I'll +1 to Roboto. It is nice and thick/dark even at small font sizes but still has a robust bold setting that looks normal. I was using Ubuntu before that.
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I like sans serif types that are slightly condensed and a little bolder because they make for good readability.

http://de.fonts2u.com/alte-din-1451-...ift.schriftart

Don't laugh, it is a very German typeface, but it works very well on the KT
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+1, a very nice looking font, at least in my Sony 505
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Gill Sans.

I haven't tried out fonts not provided by the KT, as I find this one a clean, uncluttered font which is easy to read.
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Of the default typefaces, I prefer Rockwell. I find it very easy to read, and I prefer a serif typeface for the main text of my ebooks. When I was making PDF ebooks, I used Georgia for the same reason.
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