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Old 08-03-2009, 09:56 PM   #121
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Gentium book basic

I use this font often.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:41 PM   #122
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Gentium book basic

I use this font often.
Yeeps! Straight quotes are tools of the devil!
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:06 PM   #123
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Lol yes that is The Guardian (UK) for you.

Would be nice if ADE defaulted to hyperlinks in black instead of grey.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:37 AM   #124
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This font looks nice and wide, I like this ; it reminds me of Caecilia, although it is simpler (simplier?)

Thanks for the tip !
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:30 AM   #125
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Gentium book basic

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That does look good.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:10 PM   #126
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I'm pleased to announce i got grandesign neue serif working last night.
It seems the sony cant handle either long font filenames, or filenames with spaces in them. All that is required is renaming the font to a short simple name.

Grandesign neue serif is a slab serif font, similar in some ways to the commercial font caecilia.

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Old 08-06-2009, 05:20 AM   #127
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It look really great, that's (IMHO) the best looking font since Caecilia.
Great find, gregcd !
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I'm pleased to announce i got grandesign neue serif working last night.
It seems the sony cant handle either long font filenames, or filenames with spaces in them. All that is required is renaming the font to a short simple name.

Grandesign neue serif is a slab serif font, similar in some ways to the commercial font caecilia.

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Nice font. Too wide margins.
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Actually, a kinda-wide left margin is useful when reading at night with the Sony cover-with-light ; the plastic block they use for lighting the screen generates a shadow that is more or less 15 pixels wide, at the left of the screen...
And a right margin is useful because of ADE's page numbers...
Anyway, this is a matter of personal preferences, but I format my ebooks almost like this.
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Actually, a kinda-wide left margin is useful when reading at night with the Sony cover-with-light ; the plastic block they use for lighting the screen generates a shadow that is more or less 15 pixels wide, at the left of the screen...
And a right margin is useful because of ADE's page numbers...
Anyway, this is a matter of personal preferences, but I format my ebooks almost like this.
I find the page number on the right to be a non-issue. I can easily read the word that the page number is on. Plus, I do not mind an occasional shadow on the left (depending on the light source). Also, I like to have as much text on screen as possible.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:50 AM   #131
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I am currently using the following:

Caecilia Bold = Standard
Caecilia Heavy = Bold
Caecilia Bold Italic = Italic
Caecilia Heavy Italic = Bold Italic

This makes a very readable font for the small zoom on standard calibre conversion and also makes for excellent reading in lower light conditions with the sony reader light.

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@font-face {
  font-family: "Caecilia";
  font-weight: normal;
  font-style: normal;
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/CaeciliaLTStd-Bold.otf);
}

@font-face {
  font-family: "Caecilia";
  font-weight: bold;
  font-style: normal;
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/CaeciliaLTStd-Heavy.otf);
}

@font-face {
  font-family: "Caecilia";
  font-weight: normal;
  font-style: italic;
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/CaeciliaLTStd-BoldItalic.otf);
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@font-face {
  font-family: "Caecilia";
  font-weight: bold;
  font-style: italic;
  src: url(res:///Data/fonts/CaeciliaLTStd-HeavyItalic.otf);
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p {
  margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom:0pt;padding:0pt; text-indent:20pt
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body {
  font-family: "Caecilia", serif;
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:12 PM   #132
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:07 AM   #133
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Looks good. But I do think the indent is a bit large. With ePub, I use an indent of 1.1em.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:01 AM   #134
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Ive loaded caecilia on to my sony at last; it looks great.
I was surprised to find it was released way back in 1992. Some things age well.

This is the standard version.
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Hmmm... In previous surveys here at Mobileread, most respondents indicated that they are generally satisfied with the second generation e-ink screens and almost nobody felt they needed higher resolution.

However, the majority of font sample screenshots from this thread show that people like robust letterforms with uniform stroke width and slab serifs (and possibly large font sizes, its unclear if people are showing their normal reading size or are showing larger sizes for easier comparison on-line).

I bet this means that the pixel density and the contrast of the screen aren't yet high enough to be very satisfactory at all or else we could choose more delicate fonts.
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