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Old 06-18-2014, 12:49 PM   #841
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That's one thing I prefer not to live with. I rather think the default Kindle font is ugly as sin. We'd be better off with Comic Sans.
Exactly which Kindle font are you talking about? Baskerville? Caecilia? Caecilia Condensed? Futura? Helvetica? or is it Palatino? I usually keep mine set to Helvetica, but in truth, the only time I notice a font is if I'm not too interested in the story.

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Old 06-18-2014, 12:50 PM   #842
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The appearance of Kindle's default fonts aren't all that bad, but I've felt for years that they need another ratio in the gearbox. For me, the next to largest font size is too small and the largest is far too large.
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:37 PM   #843
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Exactly which Kindle font are you talking about? Baskerville? Caecilia? Caecilia Condensed? Futura? Helvetica? or is it Palatino? I usually keep mine set to Helvetica, but in truth, the only time I notice a font is if I'm not too interested in the story.

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Both Caecilia and Caecilia Condensed are ugly fonts. Palatino is not bad. I'd have to have a look at Baskerville to see how I'd like that one. Sans-serif I don't like for use in reading as the main font.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:31 PM   #844
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Try this new Hinted Charis SIL Modified Larger. You may like it better. I'd like to know what you think. Thanks.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ga...r_-_Hinted.rar
Just for info: I tried this on my PW2 and couldn't tell the difference between this and your regular "Modified Larger" (which I love).

As for the built in fonts discussed, I didn't find the PW2 readable AT ALL until I switched to Charis. Different strokes etc.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:39 PM   #845
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I've tried the second font on my Kobo Mini. It is not much different from your Charis SIL Modified Larger. I will try it on my PW1 in a little bit.

edit - I like it on the PW. I use a larger font embedded into my books (since the font size choices are not adequate for me). It looks really good.

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Old 09-09-2014, 05:14 AM   #846
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Hello,
I search Ceacilia ttf to install in Duokan. It is possible ?
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:35 AM   #847
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I search Ceacilia ttf to install in Duokan. It is possible ?
Yes it is possible. At fonts.com you can buy the ttf version for $35.
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:57 AM   #848
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Yes it is possible. At fonts.com you can buy the ttf version for $35.
Thanks but the font is already install (payed?) on kindle, it is possible to import from kindle to duokan ?
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:11 AM   #849
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Thanks but the font is already install (payed?) on kindle, it is possible to import from kindle to duokan ?
It is paid for to use with the Kindle software. Not licensed any other way. You could grab the font from your Kindle since you have to hack it to get Duokan on it.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:28 AM   #850
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It is paid for to use with the Kindle software. Not licensed any other way. You could grab the font from your Kindle since you have to hack it to get Duokan on it.
Ok, thanks for the information
So, there exist font which can download for free and look like Ceacilia ?
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:54 AM   #851
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Ok, thanks for the information
So, there exist font which can download for free and look like Ceacilia ?
Lexia dama is extremely similar to caecilia.
Can be downloaded from numerous places.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:34 AM   #853
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Since this seems to be the main font thread, I'll try to ask here...

I use a custom font* on my Kindle Keyboard. It works flawlessly with most content, but not all. Articles from the web (sent through Amazon’s and Readability’s Send to Kindle add-ons for Chrome) are always displayed with the default font (Caecilia) – even though the menu shows “alt” as the selected font.

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1. Why does it happen?

2. Is there any way to make the custom font work with articles from the web?

Thanks in advance!

* Answering the thread question, my font is Palatino eText.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:10 AM   #854
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If the eBook is a KF8 eBook, load it into Calibre and have a look at the XML/CSS code using the Book editor. If it's Mobi, the only thing you can do is convert to AZW3 and then have a look at the code and see what's up.
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