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Old 09-03-2010, 03:20 PM   #226
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I don't think this is complicated. If ADE (or a web browser for that matter) fails to find the referenced font then it uses the default font, and hence the question marks. The "res://" is with respect to the app's root directory, but that does not have to be the system's root directory. So, the Mac ADE has the expected root but the Window's ADE has some other root - which we don't know (or I guess it could have no root at all, for "security" reasons).

There are a couple of examples of this with mobile ADE:

The Windows Sony ebook library reader has a root of C:\Program Files\Sony\Reader\Data\bin.
Apparently something has changed with the release of version 3.3 of Sony Reader Library, because it no longer recognizes my external fonts. Does anybody have a solution?
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:32 AM   #227
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Should this work on a Sony PRS-350?

I tried doing this on a book downloaded from MR (the most excellent The Count of Monte Cristo).

I added the fonts folder to my device and included the code in the Calibre extra css section then re-converted the book.

When I open the book it still appears to be using the same old font.

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Old 11-14-2010, 03:19 PM   #228
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I don't have a PRS-350 but I believe it should work. Is it possible to attach your converted epub for a closer look?

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Sure!

This is what I put into calibre's extra css section;

Code:
@font-face {
  font-family: "Fontin";
  font-weight: normal;
  font-style: normal;
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/Fontin-Regular.ttf);
}

@font-face {
  font-family: "Fontin";
  font-weight: bold;
  font-style: normal;
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/Fontin-Bold.ttf);
}

@font-face {
  font-family: "Fontin";
  font-weight: normal;
  font-style: italic;
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/Fontin-Italic.ttf);
}

body {
  font-family: "Fontin", serif;
}
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File Type: epub The Count of Monte Cristo - Dumas_ Alexandre.epub (1.17 MB, 98 views)

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Old 11-14-2010, 07:38 PM   #230
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Try this:

Reimport the original epub, i.e. before you did any conversions.

Convert using all the ExtraCSS you had before, but replace
Code:
body {
  font-family: "Fontin", serif;
}
with
Code:
body.calibre {
  font-family: "Fontin", serif;
}

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Old 11-15-2010, 08:14 PM   #231
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That did the trick!

How did you know to do that? I didn't see it listed anywhere.

Thanks again.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:30 PM   #232
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How did you know to do that? I didn't see it listed anywhere.
Unfortunately there is no one way which always works. You have to look at the HTML and CSS inside the epub to decide what needs to go in ExtraCSS.

In your source epub each piece of HTML started with:
Code:
<body text="#000000" class="calibre">
rather than just plain
Code:
<body>
And the relevant bit of CSS contained:
Code:
.calibre {
    background-color: #fff;
    display: block;
    font-family: Times New Roman;
    font-size: 1em;
    font-weight: normal;
    line-height: normal;
    margin-bottom: 0;
    margin-left: 5pt;
    margin-right: 13pt;
    margin-top: 0;
    page-break-before: always;
    text-align: justify
    }

i.e. the font-family you needed to override was at a lower level than <body>. Hence, to replace "Times New Roman" with "Fontin" in the converted epub CSS you needed the ExtraCSS to specify
body.calibre {font-family: "Fontin", serif;}

[By the way, I know you didn't create the source epub, but for info, there should have been double quotes around the Times New Roman because it contained spaces.]

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Old 11-16-2010, 07:18 AM   #233
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Ahhhh. That kind of makes sense to me.

I guess I will have to experiment some more on my own with different epubs.

These forums are an amazing resource thanks to people like you.

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Old 11-25-2010, 08:26 AM   #234
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Yes, this trick works on the 350, 650, & 950.
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Yes, this trick works on the 350, 650, & 950.
I tried the steps to add Liberation fonts (for cyrillic support) to PRS-350, but it did not work... All cyrillic characters show up as ?...

What I did:

1. Added Liberation directory to fonts directory, with Liberation .ttf fonts inside.
2. Added the following refs into the CSS using Sigil:

@font-face {
font-style: italic;
font-family: 'Liberation', serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: normal;
src: url((res:///Data/fonts/Liberation/LiberationSerif-Italic.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-style: normal;
font-family: 'Liberation', serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: normal;
src: url((res:///Data/fonts/Liberation/LiberationSerif-Regular.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-style: italic;
font-family: 'Liberation', serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
src: url((res:///Data/fonts/Liberation/LiberationSerif-BoldItalic.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-style: normal;
font-family: 'Liberation', serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
src: url((res:///Data/fonts/Liberation/LiberationSerif-Bold.ttf);
}


3. Added the following to css:
body.calibre {
font-family: "Liberation", sans-serif;
}

(Since body tag has class=calibre).

What else could I be missing???
Any help would be super-greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

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Old 01-02-2011, 04:11 PM   #236
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Can you post the whole css file contained in the epub which isn't working?
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@elanamig,
Can you post the whole css file contained in the epub which isn't working?
Thank you for replying to my call for help!!

The css file was generated by calibre when I converted fb2 to epub. Here it is (Please, note, that since my last post I got rid of the "Liberation" directory in the fonts folder, since I thought that maybe sony does not load fonts recursively from dirs):

@font-face {
font-style: italic;
font-family: 'Liberation', serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: normal;
src: url(res:///Data/fonts/LiberationSerif-Italic.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-style: normal;
font-family: 'Liberation', serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: normal;
src: url(res:///Data/fonts/LiberationSerif-Regular.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-style: italic;
font-family: 'Liberation', serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
src: url(res:///Data/fonts/LiberationSerif-BoldItalic.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-style: normal;
font-family: 'Liberation', serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
src: url(res:///Data/fonts/LiberationSerif-Bold.ttf);
}
@namespace h "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml";

body.calibre {
font-family: "Liberation", sans-serif;
}

.MsoNormal {
display: block;
font-family: "Times New Roman";
font-size: 1em;
margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;
margin-left: 0;
margin-right: 0;
margin-top: 0;
text-align: justify
}
.Section {
display: block;
page: Section1
}
.book {
display: block;
font-family: "Times New Roman";
font-size: 1em;
margin-bottom: 1em;
margin-left: 0;
margin-right: 0;
margin-top: 1em;
text-align: justify
}
.calibre {
display: block;
font-size: 0.75em;
margin-bottom: 0;
margin-left: 5pt;
margin-right: 5pt;
margin-top: 0;
padding-left: 0;
padding-right: 0;
page-break-before: always
}
.calibre1 {
display: block;
font-family: "Times New Roman";
font-size: 1.33333em;
font-weight: bold;
margin-bottom: 1em;
margin-left: 0;
margin-right: 0;
margin-top: 1em;
text-align: justify
}
.calibre10 {
color: blue;
cursor: pointer;
text-decoration: underline
}
.calibre2 {
font-family: Arial;
font-size: 1em
}
.calibre3 {
color: inherit;
cursor: inherit;
text-decoration: inherit
}
.calibre4 {
font-family: Arial;
font-size: 1.33333em
}
.calibre5 {
font-style: italic
}
.calibre6 {
font-weight: bolder
}
.calibre7 {
font-size: 0.77778em;
line-height: normal;
vertical-align: super
}
.calibre8 {
font-family: Arial;
font-size: 1.71429em
}
.calibre9 {
display: block;
font-family: "Times New Roman";
font-size: 1em;
font-weight: bold;
margin-bottom: 1.67em;
margin-left: 0;
margin-right: 0;
margin-top: 1.67em;
text-align: justify
}


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The problem you have with this file is that there are font-family statements at a "lower level" than body or body.calibre.

You should be able to correct the already-converted epub by amending the epub's css file in Sigil or with Tweak-epub in calibre (whatever you're comfortable with). Given the settings in your @font-face statements, there is more than one way to fix this but the following 2 steps should work:

1. Change all those instances of
Code:
font-family: "Times New Roman";
to
Code:
font-family: serif; (or font-family: "Liberation";)
and all those instances of
Code:
font-family: Arial;
to
Code:
font-family: sans-serif;  (or font-family: serif; or font-family: "Liberation";)
I don't want to confuse you but I feel I should also add that the above could also have been achieved via the original Calibre conversion to EPUB if the Calibre ExtraCSS had matched your source file. I can't see the source file so I can't tell you what it should have been. If you want to pursue this for future info, send me a PM and we can take it from there.
2. You also need to make sure your actual font files are in exactly the correct directory as specified in your @font-face statements. e.g. you have referred to the Regular serif font as
Code:
res:///Data/fonts/LiberationSerif-Regular.ttf
which means that looking at your Sony in your PC's file browser you should have a directory
Code:
[Drive:]/fonts
containing the file
Code:
LiberationSerif-Regular.ttf
Everything is case-sensitive so directory names, filenames and extensions must match EXACTLY.

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The problem you have with this file is that there are font-family statements at a "lower level" than body or body.calibre.

You should be able to correct the already-converted epub by amending the epub's css file in Sigil or with Tweak-epub in calibre (whatever you're comfortable with). Given the settings in your @font-face statements, there is more than one way to fix this but the following 2 steps should work:

1. Change all those instances of
Code:
font-family: "Times New Roman";
to
Code:
font-family: serif; (or font-family: "Liberation";)
and all those instances of
Code:
font-family: Arial;
to
Code:
font-family: sans-serif;  (or font-family: serif; or font-family: "Liberation";)
I don't want to confuse you but I feel I should also add that the above could also have been achieved via the original Calibre conversion to EPUB if the Calibre ExtraCSS had matched your source file. I can't see the source file so I can't tell you what it should have been. If you want to pursue this for future info, send me a PM and we can take it from there.
2. You also need to make sure your actual font files are in exactly the correct directory as specified in your @font-face statements. e.g. you have referred to the Regular serif font as
Code:
res:///Data/fonts/LiberationSerif-Regular.ttf
which means that looking at your Sony in your PC's file browser you should have a directory
Code:
[Drive:]/fonts
containing the file
Code:
LiberationSerif-Regular.ttf
Everything is case-sensitive so directory names, filenames and extensions must match EXACTLY.


It seems so obvious now that you pointed it out. Changing all font-family refs to Liberation worked. I got rid of the fonts dir on the reader and added a fonts dir to the epub instead, just to make sure all references are good.

What confused me about this before is that Adobe Digital Editions reads the messed up css without problems. But Sony is pickier.
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Well I'm glad it worked for you but I'm slightly surprised as it sounds as if you've embedded the fonts in the epub. I was under the impression that if you do this you must also list the font files in the <manifest> section of the epub's .opf file. Did you do this? If not, perhaps the Sony isn't as picky as you thought.
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