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Old 02-13-2013, 09:26 PM   #586
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I love this! Thank you very much! It's just perfect for me the way it is --no changes needed at all.
I'll make a compact version in case you want even tighter line space. Glad the weight is good.
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:02 AM   #587
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Hi JSWolf, is this the same link you sent me earlier? I tried it out, almost too thin. I guess for me, while the Compact weight as it stands (the very heavy one) is perfect in line spacing, and perfect for late reading (with light turned down). The new link, that's the same weight as your first Charis? But yeah, it's almost too light now. I don't know how weight necessarily works, but maybe something 1/2 to 2/3rds of the increase from initial weight/weight in new link, to the top weight of the Compact I'm using? Like if ModifiedRegular was a "0," metaphorically, in weight, and the current Compact/Modified is a "10," then a Compact with maybe a "6" would be ideal, at least for my Kindle, in circumstances of well-lit reading.

Too bad these Kindles are not uniform in lighting and contrast, alas! Is it very hard to alter weight? Sorry again for any criticism. And again I am uber-grateful for Compact as it stands...
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I'll make a compact version in case you want even tighter line space. Glad the weight is good.
I'm not sure how I missed this! Actually, I'm very happy with the line space. For me, your version is perfect as is.
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I'll make a compact version in case you want even tighter line space. Glad the weight is good.
The Charis Modified Regular looks great in the screenshots you displayed and I had high hopes for it. Unfortunately, it looks less weighty than palatino on the PW at size 2 or 3. It's weight is incredibly thin at those levels using an azw3 book (with all font info stripped from it in conversion) on the PW.

I have really enjoyed trying out all the fonts you guys have made using your free time here and want to show my support to your endeavours. Thanks for your experimentation.
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The Charis Modified Regular looks great in the screenshots you displayed and I had high hopes for it. Unfortunately, it looks less weighty than palatino on the PW at size 2 or 3. It's weight is incredibly thin at those levels using an azw3 book (with all font info stripped from it in conversion) on the PW.

I have really enjoyed trying out all the fonts you guys have made using your free time here and want to show my support to your endeavours. Thanks for your experimentation.
My Version of Charis has more weight if you want to try it. PM Me.
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Here's a helpful tip for anyone who might want to match up font sizes between the Paperwhite and K4 or K3.

There is a 2% difference in sizes.

So you enlarge a font at 12% for the PW.
You would enlarger the font for 10% on the K4 or K3.

There is also a difference in line spacing.

Medium line spacing on the PW is Small line spacing on the K4 or K3.
So Large on the PW would be Medium on the K4 or K3.

Size 4 on the K4 or K3 is Size 5 on the PW.
Size 2 on the K4 or K3 is Size 3 on the PW.
(You get the idea)

This only applies to Custom fonts due to the Kindle using a style sheet or some type of settings for default fonts.

So it's possible to get the font sizes to match on both Kindles even if they are different size settings, they are identical this way.

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:34 PM   #592
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I'm not sure how I missed this! Actually, I'm very happy with the line space. For me, your version is perfect as is.
I'll just leave it as is for you. Glad you like it.
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Hi JSWolf, is this the same link you sent me earlier? I tried it out, almost too thin. I guess for me, while the Compact weight as it stands (the very heavy one) is perfect in line spacing, and perfect for late reading (with light turned down). The new link, that's the same weight as your first Charis? But yeah, it's almost too light now. I don't know how weight necessarily works, but maybe something 1/2 to 2/3rds of the increase from initial weight/weight in new link, to the top weight of the Compact I'm using? Like if ModifiedRegular was a "0," metaphorically, in weight, and the current Compact/Modified is a "10," then a Compact with maybe a "6" would be ideal, at least for my Kindle, in circumstances of well-lit reading.

Too bad these Kindles are not uniform in lighting and contrast, alas! Is it very hard to alter weight? Sorry again for any criticism. And again I am uber-grateful for Compact as it stands...
It is not difficult to make a version with more weight. I'll try to make one with about 1/2 the weight sometime tomorrow and PM you the link.
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The Charis Modified Regular looks great in the screenshots you displayed and I had high hopes for it. Unfortunately, it looks less weighty than palatino on the PW at size 2 or 3. It's weight is incredibly thin at those levels using an azw3 book (with all font info stripped from it in conversion) on the PW.

I have really enjoyed trying out all the fonts you guys have made using your free time here and want to show my support to your endeavours. Thanks for your experimentation.
Tomorrow I'll unbeta the larger versions and post the link. They are not similar in size to the default Kindle font, but the line spacing is smaller and the letters closer together for more text on screen.
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It's interesting that you are working to get more text on the screen, Jon.

I'm having to do a lot of reading in the dark on my PW lately, and I find that I need a font with more space between the lines and a slightly larger font than I do for regular day-time reading. I still like narrow margins, but for whatever reason, my eyes need that extra space for legibiity.
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It's interesting that you are working to get more text on the screen, Jon.

I'm having to do a lot of reading in the dark on my PW lately, and I find that I need a font with more space between the lines and a slightly larger font than I do for regular day-time reading. I still like narrow margins, but for whatever reason, my eyes need that extra space for legibiity.
I find the default font just has too much letter and line space. So I want to give people who prefer a better line space and letter space to have an option.
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i wish i could figure out how to get these custom fonts on my kindle. i tried to follow the directions in the font help request thread but something isn't right :/

edit: with the help of blossom and sparklemotion i am good to go i am now using futura as my current font. it's nice and bold!

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i wish i could figure out how to get these custom fonts on my kindle. i tried to follow the directions in the font help request thread but something isn't right :/

edit: with the help of blossom and sparklemotion i am good to go i am now using futura as my current font. it's nice and bold!
Yay, glad you sorted it.
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i wish i could figure out how to get these custom fonts on my kindle. i tried to follow the directions in the font help request thread but something isn't right :/

edit: with the help of blossom and sparklemotion i am good to go i am now using futura as my current font. it's nice and bold!
Welcome to the world of custom fonts! If you like Sans Serif give Open Sans a try. I have a few serif fonts I modified to be dark on the Kindle. You can PM me if you want to try them.

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Welcome to the world of custom fonts! If you like Sans Serif give Open Sans a try. I have a few serif fonts I modified to be dark on the Kindle. You can PM me of if you want to try them.
thank you very much! i love that font, i am going to try it out now

ps. i pmed you

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