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Old 09-24-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
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Hi...I think this question came up in an old thread but didn't see a solution:

Can I change these Kobo fonts* for epubs I load myself directly or via Calibre (e.g. Gutenberg, Feedbooks, etc.), using other software or file changes? The two Kobo default (hard-wired?) fonts seem too light, i.e. not black and contrasty enough for me. Thanks for any info, tips.

*It was reported that the Kobo fonts are Georgia and Trebuchet.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:09 PM   #2
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You will need to embed whatever fonts you decide you like in each epub and alter the CSS to use them over the builtin fonts.

I have no clue how to do this in Calibre. (Maybe the Calibre forum would be a place check?)

To see how the CSS looks for a sample epub with embedded fonts you could check the epub located at this link in the MobileRead epub repository. Yes it is one that I did but: 1) it's short and 2) I know it works.

Hopefully someone else has a simple solution in Calibre for your questions.
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The fonts are Times and Helvetica (or some close variant; not Georgia and Trebuchet). An ePub *could* over-ride with the right code; few ePubs contain such code or fonts and really goes against the "universality" of the format and eReaders.
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