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Old 12-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #16
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Have you got it to work on your unit ? I have 5.3.1 and it did not work. I guess it will work on firmware 5.3.0 I've heard but not 5.3.1.
I can only get to non-jailbroke as far as I get with a factory reset. Which puts the device back to 5.3.1 for me. Impossible for me to reapply the update to 5.3.1 again, as it already is at 5.3.1 after factory resetting.

It works just as before after a restart of the Kindle. But I cannot 100% say that remneants of the JB are still around influencing the USE_ALT_FONTS.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:03 PM   #17
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I can only get to non-jailbroke as far as I get with a factory reset. Which puts the device back to 5.3.1 for me. Impossible for me to reapply the update to 5.3.1 again, as it already is at 5.3.1 after factory resetting.

It works just as before after a restart of the Kindle. But I cannot 100% say that remneants of the JB are still around influencing the USE_ALT_FONTS.
I was mistaken. Even though it said it was on 5.3.1, it let me install the update anyway. And yes, even afterwards i can use USE_ALT_FONTS on a fresh 5.3.1 not-jailbroke.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:12 PM   #18
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I was mistaken. Even though it said it was on 5.3.1, it let me install the update anyway. And yes, even afterwards i can use USE_ALT_FONTS on a fresh 5.3.1 not-jailbroke.
Thats interesting I'm wondering if you are still jail broken to some degree. I and many others tried it on 5.3.1 non jail broken units and no go. There is a thread in the developer section about it.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:42 PM   #19
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Thats interesting I'm wondering if you are still jail broken to some degree. I and many others tried it on 5.3.1 non jail broken units and no go. There is a thread in the developer section about it.
It is possible that I did not completely remove the jail break. All I know is that neither CM nor JBatch were able to start up any more - already not after factory reset and also after reinstalling 5.3.1 update. The real interesting thing - right after removing jail-break the fonts were gone. All back to stock. It took only putting back fonts folder and USE_ALT_FONTS files back and one restart through menu to work.

What I do remember though, that at first the USE_ALT_FONTS appeared to have failed - at that time I was unfortunately already jail-broke. It would not work after first restart. Not sure how many times it took until it worked. One time it did not work, and next time without me changing any files it worked (through the menu restart).

It might take a while for indexer to catch up? Try removing all books - restart - add fonts and flag - restart. And see if it works then?
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As alternative to embedding a font into a KF8 file, you could also install a custom font on the PW that will be available on all books as part of the regular font-selection screen. This includes old mobi and new mobi (KF8) files. All you need to do are these steps:
Do you (or anyone else) happen to have a set of the fonts for the PW? I'd like to see how they look installed on a Touch using 5.3.2. Thanks.
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You can extract them from the official 5.3.1 update.bin using kindletool.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:42 PM   #22
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Do you (or anyone else) happen to have a set of the fonts for the PW? I'd like to see how they look installed on a Touch using 5.3.2. Thanks.
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You can extract them from the official 5.3.1 update.bin using kindletool.
I do not think posting them would be a good idea for copyright reasons anyway.
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You can extract them from the official 5.3.1 update.bin using kindletool.
But how?
kindletool-v1.5.6-mingw:
kindletool.exe extract update_kindle_5.3.1.bin update_kindle_5.3.1
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:58 AM   #24
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But how?
kindletool-v1.5.6-mingw:
kindletool.exe extract update_kindle_5.3.1.bin update_kindle_5.3.1
does not extract any font folder in output


You'll find rootfs.img.gz which is gzip-compressed and should be unpacked to rootfs.img by some archiver. Then you should mount rootfs.img which is image of ext3 filesystem. Then you should look for fonts in mounted image.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:20 AM   #25
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Why bother with all these font hacks? I find Helvetica 6 on the PW perfect for my eyes. I'd suggest trying that one first before even thinking about hacking the fonts.
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Why bother with all these font hacks? I find Helvetica 6 on the PW perfect for my eyes. I'd suggest trying that one first before even thinking about hacking the fonts.
Just because you prefer it over the other font choices doesn't mean the rest of us on the planet do! Sheesh
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Thats interesting I'm wondering if you are still jail broken to some degree. I and many others tried it on 5.3.1 non jail broken units and no go. There is a thread in the developer section about it.
I have 5.3.1. Never jailbroken (won't) and adding the fonts using USE_ALT_FONTS worked just perfectly from the get-go.
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because it's fun?
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:53 AM   #29
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It works just find with software version 5.3.3 installed. And I didn't have to try to do any jail breaking, just the steps outlined on page 1. A very simple thing indeed.
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It works just find with software version 5.3.3 installed. And I didn't have to try to do any jail breaking, just the steps outlined on page 1. A very simple thing indeed.
You'll find lots of info at the font thread about custom fonts, how many you can add, what looks good, what program to use to fix font families...etc
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