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Old 09-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #91
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@JSWolf: Yup :/. And looking at the videos/shots of the PW, it doesn't seem to be any better there, I still see freaking huge rivers between lines...

The only 'upside' is that I'm finally starting to get used to the 'new' line-height with the lowest setting on a KF8, but, still, it wouldn't hurt to actually fix it so the rendering matches between KF8 & mobi6 at the *same* setting...

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Wow - I never thought we'd see KF8 on the K3. Kudos to Amazon for providing a major upgrade for what is essentially a "previous generation" device.
Amazon just doesn't see it that way.

It's the best device for people with some disabilities, and right now, it's the only device in key markets like the UK with 3G.

If you downloaded a KF8 book with 3.3 or earlier installed, will the KF8 features just start working when 3.4 is installed or do you have to download it again?

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@dukesilver: Nope, the Touch is the only device still using the older fonts. (Although if you have a K3 or a K4, nothing prevents you from ripping the fonts from these and enjoying them on your Touch via the Fonts Hack ).
Even with custom fonts, it's pretty crazy that the Touch is missing the improved fonts and parental controls that the K3 & 4 now have.

I can only assume Amazon just needs more time testing an update for the Touch, but who knows.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #94
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Used the Parental Controls to remove my Archives (always has bugged me). Glad to see that implemented. Font looks a little better too!
I think I may remove the Archives list from my K3 too. I usually send books to my device from the computer anyway.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #95
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Used the Parental Controls to remove my Archives (always has bugged me). Glad to see that implemented. Font looks a little better too!
Nice. Mine has just started to slow down with so much in the archive, especially with my audible books showing now.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:45 PM   #96
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I think I may remove the Archives list from my K3 too. I usually send books to my device from the computer anyway.
I just tried it out and it's great! I sent a book from Amazon and a book from Calibre, and they both showed up right away. I never browse through the archive on the device. Easy enough to turn archive back on if one suddenly needed to do so, I think.
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I've compared two Kindles, one still running 3.3 and one with 3.4 installed. Can't really see any difference between the font.

Not a very good photo but:



Edit - in fact that's even worse than it looked on my computer. Probably needs to be taken in daylight to be of any use.

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I've compared two Kindles, one still running 3.3 and one with 3.4 installed. Can't really see any difference between the font.

Not a very good photo but:



Edit - in fact that's even worse than it looked on my computer. Probably needs to be taken in daylight to be of any use.
In the photo on the right, the text looks clearer to me. Is that 3.4?
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #99
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No

That's why I added the edit, the photo is a poor representation. In the original image on my PC (and to the naked eye) there is no discernible difference between them, but in the photo the one on the right looks slightly clearer... it's the 3.3 firmware.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #100
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would a screenshot show any font differences? if so, that would be better than a photo that might not be focused right.
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If no one else posts a photo, I'll either do the screenshot or a better photo in daylight tomorrow. Though as I said, looking at the two Kindle's side by side, I can't really see any difference at all.

Edited to add: Is the screenshot a better option?

Here's a link to the two screenshots side by side.

This time the 3.4 does look a little darker I think.

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would a screenshot show any font differences? if so, that would be better than a photo that might not be focused right.
If anyone wants to take a shot of the K3 screen before and after the update to compare fonts, Shift+Alt+G will produce a .gif file that can be found in the Documents directory on the Kindle.
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RTL support and French dictionary lookup issue

After the 3.4 firmware update I tested support for Arabic and Hebrew. While Hebrew text with and without diacritics works fine, only Arabic text without diacritics is displayed correctly and for some reason I wasn't able to select the Publisher Font option. I.e. it seems that it's not possible to select embedded Hebrew or Arabic fonts.

They also fixed the annoying French dictionary lookup bug, that made it impossible to look up words that started with a single letter followed by an apostrophe and the actual word. E.g. "l'honneur."

Edit: After further tests I found out that Arabic diacritics work in Fixed Layout mode.
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If no one else posts a photo, I'll either do the screenshot or a better photo in daylight tomorrow. Though as I said, looking at the two Kindle's side by side, I can't really see any difference at all.

Edited to add: Is the screenshot a better option?

Here's a link to the two screenshots side by side.

This time the 3.4 does look a little darker I think.
The left side background looks darker to me. But that also can depend on the person looking at them.
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I don't think the font looks any different.
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