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Old 05-08-2013, 11:51 PM   #781
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You could try my fattened version of the free DejaVu Serif:

http://members.home.nl/katsunami/misc/DejaVu-Fat.zip

It's the font I'm always coming back to in the end.

LaTeX spoiled me, with its perfect layout and ligatures and stuff.
Oh, that is nice.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:40 PM   #782
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Right now, I'm using the Charis Sil Modified Larger font. The best one so far.

Also I have Ubuntu, Gentium and Deja-Vu Sans Serif Modified. The Deja-Vu is too much fat for me. Ubuntu and Gentium are a little bit thinner than I'd like them to be.

The best are the ones that are found here in the thread. It's so damn hard to find a good font that wasn't modified.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:03 PM   #783
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Heh.... I find Garamond Pro way too light. Same for the standard Kindle versions of Palatino and Baskerville though, and also for most other fonts that are not adjusted for e-ink screens.
I guess I'm just odd like that. I'm very picky about fonts.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:44 PM   #784
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I guess I'm just odd like that. I'm very picky about fonts.
No you're not. Others here have said they prefer thinner fonts. One person told me bolder fonts makes her dizzy. Our eyes are all different and so are our preferences.
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Yeah, but it's getting out of hand. I'm done with it, and deleted all the fonts off my Kindle. Even the default ones. Gone, every one of them.

You just wouldn't *believe* how fast I can finish a book, now that I don't have to concentrate on fonts.

You should try it one day. The pages look very clean and calming. Easy on the eyes, too.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:27 AM   #786
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Yeah, but it's getting out of hand. I'm done with it, and deleted all the fonts off my Kindle. Even the default ones. Gone, every one of them.

You just wouldn't *believe* how fast I can finish a book, now that I don't have to concentrate on fonts.

You should try it one day. The pages look very clean and calming. Easy on the eyes, too.
You could just stare at the wall. Save yourself money and don't buy an ereader.
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No you're not. Others here have said they prefer thinner fonts. One person told me bolder fonts makes her dizzy. Our eyes are all different and so are our preferences.
Well, maybe not odd, exactly, but bolder fonts seems to be a common preference from what I've seen. They don't exactly make me dizzy, but with really bold text it's hard for me to concentrate and I end up paying more attention to the text itself than to what I'm reading.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:37 PM   #788
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Well, maybe not odd, exactly, but bolder fonts seems to be a common preference from what I've seen. They don't exactly make me dizzy, but with really bold text it's hard for me to concentrate and I end up paying more attention to the text itself than to what I'm reading.
I totally understand. I'm dyslexic so certain fonts make me do the same. It took me forever to find a font that works for me on my Paperwhite in all lighting conditions.
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Well, maybe not odd, exactly, but bolder fonts seems to be a common preference from what I've seen. They don't exactly make me dizzy, but with really bold text it's hard for me to concentrate and I end up paying more attention to the text itself than to what I'm reading.
For me, it's the other way around I've got poor eyesight, so if a font is too thin, it'll cost me too much exertion to read it, which detracts from reading itself. I actually often like the thicker fonts used in paperbacks, as compared to the often thinner fonts in hardcovers

Therefore I want bolder fonts on my e-reader, but not so bold that they become as bold as a "bold" font. (Does that make any sense?)
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For me, it's the other way around I've got poor eyesight, so if a font is too thin, it'll cost me too much exertion to read it, which detracts from reading itself. I actually often like the thicker fonts used in paperbacks, as compared to the often thinner fonts in hardcovers

Therefore I want bolder fonts on my e-reader, but not so bold that they become as bold as a "bold" font. (Does that make any sense?)
My modified Charis SIL works well without being bold. It's got more weight and looks good. That's what I use for most eBooks. I don't fool around. I know what works and I use it.
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My modified Charis SIL works well without being bold. It's got more weight and looks good. That's what I use for most eBooks. I don't fool around. I know what works and I use it.
I love that font, and use it on my Kindles. I've found I like the georgia that comes with my Kobo Mini best on that device, for some reason. I don't know why.
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For me, it's the other way around I've got poor eyesight, so if a font is too thin, it'll cost me too much exertion to read it, which detracts from reading itself. I actually often like the thicker fonts used in paperbacks, as compared to the often thinner fonts in hardcovers

Therefore I want bolder fonts on my e-reader, but not so bold that they become as bold as a "bold" font. (Does that make any sense?)
Makes sense. I like thinner fonts, but if they're too thin, then I find it difficult to read as well. I like medium fonts, I guess you'd say.
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I love that font, and use it on my Kindles. I've found I like the georgia that comes with my Kobo Mini best on that device, for some reason. I don't know why.
Same here. I use Jon's compact Charis on my PW -- it's perfect (for me). I was also using it on my Kobo Mini but, since firmware version 2.5.0., Kobo slightly increased the font weight rendering and now I prefer the look of the native Georgia on the Mini.
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Hi there,
Haven't been here for a while, A Levels (the exams for university in Britain) took up all my time. Anyway, just to say that i agree with everyone who likes the Deja Vu Serif and CharisSIL Modified Larger fonts, they are really good; thank you Katsunami and JSWolf. I was wondering if JSWolf would consider modifying the Crimson font, so its heavy enough to work on my K4 as well as my Kindle Paperwhite, as it looks really good?
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Thanks, enjoy it

If you can't decide between DejaVu Serif Fat and Charis Sil, choose the former. That font weighs about 20% less than Charis SIL, so your books are easier to hold

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