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View Poll Results: What is your favorite K3 typeface?
Regular 23 29.49%
Condensed 14 17.95%
Sans Serif 26 33.33%
Have not settled on one 8 10.26%
Waiting for font hack 7 8.97%
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:20 PM   #1
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Which K3 typeface do you like best?

I find all three are better than the one on my K2, but I have pretty much abandoned 'Regular' in favor of Condensed or Sans Serif. I especially like Sans Serif in landscape mode, size 1 or 2 with words per line set to Fewest.

I'm also curious if anyone feels a need for a font hack for K3. With the expanded unicode support, choice of 3 typefaces, and (to my eyes at least) noticeably sharper letter forms, is there still enough motivation (assuming someone figures out how to do it)?
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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I voted for sans serif, but I would definitely prefer to use my own choice of fonts. I did not chose the "waiting for a font hack" because it seems out of place with the other choices.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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I still prefer the regular font despite the extra choice and I absolutely loathe the sans serif font eugh!

I'm happy not to have any other font choices as I don't want to spend all my time fiddling with changing things - I just want to get on and read!

With my Pocketbook 360 I actually came to dislike the fact that I could use any font I wanted and that it could be customised to the nth degree because I just wasted too much time fiddling. Too much choice isn't always a good thing!
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:19 PM   #4
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I like the condensed one. My least favourite is the Sans-serif

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Old 09-06-2010, 02:42 PM   #5
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Regular. Sans-serif just looks ugly to me.
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:52 PM   #6
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Sans serif is my favorite because it is easy on my eyes.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:31 PM   #7
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I'm still loading my books from an USB-stick on Calibre---gather metadata- sent them one by one to my Kindle (untill I discovered you can sent the whole batch at one time)- organizing the books in different collections, so I didn't have time yet for a font.
But I think to opt for Sans Serif, when I'm finally done with my books.
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:40 PM   #8
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I've been messing around with the fonts and sizes ever since I received my K3 and I finally settled on condensed. The regular caecilia font looked too "happy" to me. I'm not sure if that bothers anyone else, but it seemed weird reading books with a serious or sad tone that were using a font akin to comic sans (ok, I know it's not that bad, but you get the point). But after spending some time with the Kindle I don't really notice the font as much as I did in the beginning. It would be nice to have a font hack, though.

Edit: Maybe I wasn't too far-off comparing caecilia to comic sans.


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Old 09-06-2010, 03:41 PM   #9
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I use regular on size 1, hate the sans serif font.
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:21 PM   #10
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I prefer the Condensed, with the Regular it looked like words were merging together, and the Sans Serif seems a bit darker, so for me its Condensed.

More font choices would be lovely though
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:55 PM   #11
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Edit: Maybe I wasn't too far-off comparing caecilia to comic sans.

I'm not really seeing much similarity really.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:11 PM   #12
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I'm not really seeing much similarity really.
Really? Maybe it's just me.

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Well the show stopper for me is the hand drawn look of Comic Sans, unless you have that in another font, I find it hard to accept them as similar.

You'd have an easier time convincing me the bottom two fonts were similar.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:41 PM   #14
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I loathe Caecilia as a body font. I associate slab serif with headlines and signage, not reading. And Caecilia is particularly round, so I also think it is a "happy" font, but more like Courier than Comic Sans. Comic Sans is an abomination that doesn't deserve to exist, IMHO.

Caeciia Condensed looks like it might be marginally better, but I'm reserving judgement until I see a Kindle at Target or Staples.

I suspect Amazon went with slab serif fonts because they have nice crisp lines, which probably display stronger on E-Ink.

But until the Font Hack is working on Kindle 3, I won't even give it a look. My Cybook can use any font, and I love reading with Arno Pro or Georgia. I prefer serifs for blocks of text.
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Can we change fonts in the K3 without a hack? Are they built in? I cannot find them on mine.
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