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Old 01-14-2020, 03:02 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by stumped View Post
so amazon spend a small fortune developing & promoting Bookerly for Kindles yet the font afficionados don't like it ?

where did they go wrong ?
It doesn't look to me like they spent even a miniscule fortune on it. I wouldn't go so far as to suggest they got an unpaid intern to bodge something together over a weekend, but they sure didn't employ Frutiger for the job.


Google for a review of Bookerly and you'll get things like this:-
"The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn’t Suck"
https://www.fastcompany.com/3046678/...at-doesnt-suck

"Instapaper founder Marco Arment once lamented that the Kindle’s typography and layout engine was so bad, it felt like it only had a staff of one person “who’s only allowed to work on it for a few weeks each year.” That’s apparently not true: Amazon tells me that the Kindle team is significantly larger than just one dude, although they refuse to give exact numbers."


For me, I think it's the x-height that I particularly don't like in Bookerly.

I prefer and use Veleka and Charis SIL - I used ChareInk on my previous Sony Reader, so i'm biased to towards it.

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