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Old 04-29-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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K3 and azw3

Whenever I have a azw3 file, my k3 ignores my alt and also uses really wide line spacing. I just end up converting them to mobi to get it to use my alt font, which is rather dumb. I don't see the "use publisher font" option, because I don't think the book actually has embedded font. It's just using caecillia (i think) instead of my alt font.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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Did you try changing the line spacing via the Kindle?
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:11 PM   #3
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Did you try changing the line spacing via the Kindle?
I can change the line spacing, but of course when I switch b/t a mobi book and azw3 I have to change the line spacing, because k3 seems to use different line spacing baselines for the two formats.

More importantly, I can't change the font. I can't get it to use my alt (user loaded) font.

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:54 PM   #4
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Line spacing seems to be a bug in rendering of azw3 files. So far no fix available.

Don't know about alt fonts.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:03 AM   #5
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@Barty: alt font "hack" (done via reader.pref editing) only works for old mobi format, not kf8/azw3 (default font,Caecilia, is used for azw3). If you want to use the same font for both mobi and azw3 you will have to jailbreak your Kindle 3 and install this font hack, delete nobrowser file (to activate support for azw3 nad web browser font), and add you custom font files, and restart your Kindle 3. But first read all the instructions for that font hack (so you don't get suprised when you realize that Kindle restart takes quite some time).

As for the huge line spacing, try using modified version of Charis SIL font, which was modified to have smaller/normal (quite similar to line spacing of old mobi books) line spacing when you're reading azw3 book.

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:48 PM   #6
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ok, thanks. I didn't like the system font that the hack used so I uninstalled it and went the alt route instead.
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