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Old 01-29-2009, 02:40 PM   #91
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I wonder, is it possible to change the Adobe DE fonts the same way?
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I wonder, is it possible to change the Adobe DE fonts the same way?
If you mean Adobe DE epub files (without DRM), there are easier ways. You can embed fonts in epub files and there is no slowdown. You can easily change the epub file so it uses a font you embed.

If you mean Adobe DE PDFs, then no. It's a PDF.

If you mean changing a font on the Reader so that all epubs use your font, this would be impractical. As I've said, embedding fonts in epubs is easy and so it's often used. Any epub with an embedded font would override your fonts.

Not to mention that I have no idea how one would change the fonts in the mobile DE running on the Sony Reader (or even if it has any fonts by default, although I'm guessing it does).
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You can embed fonts in epub files and there is no slowdown. You can easily change the epub file so it uses a font you embed.
How? I don't see an option for that in Calibre's *2epub.

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If you mean changing a font on the Reader so that all epubs use your font, this would be impractical.
It would be practical for me, if I decide to switch to EPUB one day - it would be wasteful to embed the same font into every single book.

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or even if it has any fonts by default, although I'm guessing it does).
It does.
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How? I don't see an option for that in Calibre's *2epub.
Assemble the epub by hand. Yeah, I know.

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It would be practical for me, if I decide to switch to EPUB one day - it would be wasteful to embed the same font into every single book.
Yes it would, but again, I don't know how you could change the mobile DE fonts. Frankly, I haven't tried. It could end up being very easy... or not.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:12 AM   #95
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Hi everyone. I was looking for a link to the Reader to send to a friend of mine and on a whim typed in "hack sony reader 505" into google and I found this site. Its heaven for a guy like me!

Just wanted to let you know that I grabbed v1.2 of the Font Changing Guide, followed the steps and it worked perfectly. The only real problem I had with this thing was the poor font it used at default. A few tense minutes later, I had new firmware with the Caecilia font and its fantastic! Its clear and so very readable.

Thank you guys so much for all your hard work. You have absolutely made my day.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:16 AM   #97
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Wonderful manual, which I have downloaded and printed off.

One point of detail - page 8.

'copy all the files in that folder (font.1) to ...\font.3'

Trouble is that there are already fonts in \font.3 with the same name. in \font.1 the tt0011m_ file is 71kb; in \font.3 it is 201kb.

Do I <i>overwrite</i> the file in \font.3 with the one in \font.1?

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:57 AM   #98
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Looks to me as if Jeff's put the Unicode version of the standard fonts in fonts.3, so personally, I'd skip the "copy all three fonts" part and just go with the overwriting of the specific font you're changing in there...
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This may sound silly, but are there screenshots somewhere of the different fonts as they display on the reader? I'm quite happy with the default font I have, and part of me says that if that's the case I shouldn't bother customizing things - but if changing the font really does make a difference, I'd like to see the various options before doing so. (Otherwise, it's sort of trial and error with various different fonts and seeing which I like best.) But a "different fonts gallery" for easy reference would be useful. Perhaps even to those who've already changed to something else - but didn't test a particular one. They might see, in a screenshot, something that they actually like better but missed?
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One point of detail - page 8.

'copy all the files in that folder (font.1) to ...\font.3'
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Looks to me as if Jeff's put the Unicode version of the standard fonts in fonts.3, so personally, I'd skip the "copy all three fonts" part and just go with the overwriting of the specific font you're changing in there...
Yeah, it appears Jeff put those fonts there by default. Not a problem, you can either skip it or overwrite them, makes no difference.

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This may sound silly, but are there screenshots somewhere of the different fonts as they display on the reader?
In the guide, on page 3 you can see a picture of the Reader with the default font and with the Vera Serif font. I'll take a picture of my Reader with the Caecillia font which seems to be the most popular one (it truly does look the best of all the others I've tried). I'll post it here as soon as I find my digital camera... it appears I misplaced it.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:25 PM   #101
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I put the renamed font (Palatino Linotype) into Font.3 and it worked. Thanks.

One way of viewing a font without 'flashing' the 505 might be to put into the folder of the eBook Library, and see what it looks like there. Is that feasible?
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One way of viewing a font without 'flashing' the 505 might be to put into the folder of the eBook Library, and see what it looks like there. Is that feasible?
You're absolutely right. Why didn't I think of that?
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:07 AM   #104
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Most of my stuff on the 505 has been converted from plain text. It's tempting to convert to some format like LRB, but instead, I've made a template in Open Office with correct page size, font size, margins, para indent, space after para, etc, and converted to pdf with fonts embedded.
That way I have full control over appearance, and to me the biggest issue is readability.
One of the problems with LRB etc is that the small font seems too small, and the medium too large (particularly with wide margins).
The downside is, of course, file size - but since I've now added a 2Gb sd card for the flashing, I'd have to have an awful lot of books on the reader to even make a small dent in the memory available.
The 505 doesn't handle pdfs very well, but if the formatting is correct in the first place, that's not an issue.
What do others think?
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Most of my stuff on the 505 has been converted from plain text. It's tempting to convert to some format like LRB, but instead, I've made a template in Open Office with correct page size, font size, margins, para indent, space after para, etc, and converted to pdf with fonts embedded.
That way I have full control over appearance, and to me the biggest issue is readability.
One of the problems with LRB etc is that the small font seems too small, and the medium too large (particularly with wide margins).
The downside is, of course, file size - but since I've now added a 2Gb sd card for the flashing, I'd have to have an awful lot of books on the reader to even make a small dent in the memory available.
The 505 doesn't handle pdfs very well, but if the formatting is correct in the first place, that's not an issue.
What do others think?
You should probably open a new thread on this, in the main PRS-505 area.
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