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Old 07-08-2009, 01:35 AM   #166
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I remember having problems with the Fontin font, and when I tried another one (Georgia) it worked fine.
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Okay, did some more tinkering and have discovered that my sony simply isn't flashing the fonts properly.
I honestly don't know how to help you. The only advice I can give you is to double-check that you are performing everything correctly.

Reflash with the Sony firmware and carefully go through the entire procedure again. And as Ea said, try a different font.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:19 AM   #168
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At least I can tell you it can be done, because I did it... And it didn't require more exotic steps than following the excellent guide by Valloric (hi dude, thanks for this !).
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:55 PM   #169
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Very clear guide, thanks!

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BTW, just tried this out and it seems that now to Save As in FontCreator you need to buy a full version.
I have also run into this problem.

Can anyone suggest an alternative to paying $80 to change the name of the font?
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Can anyone suggest an alternative to paying $80 to change the name of the font?
As others have stated earlier, you can find the older evaluation version of Font Creator on the web.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:08 PM   #171
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Thanks again!

<note to self: remember to try alternate spellings when searching... "FontCreator" <> "Font Creator">
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:54 PM   #172
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I am wondering if the problem lies within my font file. I legally own caecilia (for other uses) and have tried reconverting it to ttf several times (faithfully following the instructions) to see if that is the problem. Could someone please PM me about possibly sending their copy of converted caecilia that they know works so I can isolate that from my apparent failure in changing the font?
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:25 AM   #173
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As others have stated earlier, you can find the older evaluation version of Font Creator on the web.
I don't know how I missed that! Now I got it working great,thanks!
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:57 AM   #174
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Well, I have no idea what is really going on. I have tried some other fonts, even some that have been used successfully by others. I have followed the directions in the guide without deviation and even with deviation (like replacing the fonts in font.1, font.2 and font.3 so they are ALL the same user supplied versions). I have tried reflashing and not reflashing to the base sony firmware. I have made sure that all the files on the sd card are fresh every time. I have tried on both Mac and Win systems. For some reason, the prscustomizer will NOT change my base font (although I can make all the other changes I want). I will remain happy with the mods I have succeeded with and will continue to enjoy reading books on my reader.

I want to thank everyone for their suggestions and all the effort they have gone through to try and help me. Even though I have not succeeded in changing my base font, I have enjoyed the learning process and the knowledge I have gained about the reader, it's operating system, and all the volunteer work people have put into to software and guides for modifying our readers. Again, thank you for your time and work.
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:16 AM   #175
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Well, I have no idea what is really going on. I have tried some other fonts, even some that have been used successfully by others. I have followed the directions in the guide without deviation and even with deviation (like replacing the fonts in font.1, font.2 and font.3 so they are ALL the same user supplied versions). I have tried reflashing and not reflashing to the base sony firmware. I have made sure that all the files on the sd card are fresh every time. I have tried on both Mac and Win systems. For some reason, the prscustomizer will NOT change my base font (although I can make all the other changes I want). I will remain happy with the mods I have succeeded with and will continue to enjoy reading books on my reader.
Haven't followed your travails but I happened to have had a hidden file on my sdcard and it didn't work the first time. Make sure in explorer hidden files are visible and deleted from the SD before starting. You probably did but thought I'd mention it just in case.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:57 AM   #176
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thanks for the guide Valloric, I really appreciate your work and it works like a charm.

I only have one question:
Since I've changed the font to caecilia and flashed the reader, for some reason I'm missing a couple of lines from the text on the bottom of the page.On some books even on the smallest size on some only if I enlarge to medium or large.Did it happen to everyone else? Is this something to do with the books I have on the ereader already?
If not, what did I do wrong?

Any help is appreciated
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:38 AM   #177
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Since I've changed the font to caecilia and flashed the reader, for some reason I'm missing a couple of lines from the text on the bottom of the page.
This has come up many times. From the Guide, step four:

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With incorrectly paginated books, you may find while reading that some of the lines from the previous page appear on the next one, or that some of the lines are missing (it depends on the size of the characters of the new font compared to the old one).
Immediately below that is a technique for fixing this. You can do it quicker by deleting the files cache.xml (or media.xml) on the Reader.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:19 AM   #178
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Valloric..I was playing around with the reader late night so did'nt read the second part of the guide..done it now, works great..

you made my day!!!



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Old 07-24-2009, 12:26 PM   #179
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Excuse me if this has been asked before:
Is it possible to turn font anti-aliasing OFF. I've switched to Liberation fonts using this guide, which I really enjoy, but I've noticed that font antialiasing makes text look fuzzier and have less contrast.
Can we do this to our readers?
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:13 AM   #180
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I wonder - do we have a way of getting real italics and bold for LRF/RTF/TXT files yet?
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