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Old 03-18-2017, 06:46 PM   #1
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Which font do you prefer and why? Does it help you for a long run reading?
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:58 PM   #2
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:03 AM   #3
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I use Literata in Bookari on my Samsung tablet. On my Kindle, I alternate frequently between Bookerly and Caecilia. I really like Bookerly but if my eyes are tired I prefer the weight of Caecilia. I think font makes a huge difference. I've started removing publisher-embedded fonts when I strip DRM because I usually find them very distracting and not conducive to immersive reading.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:14 PM   #5
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I use Literata in Bookari on my Samsung tablet. On my Kindle, I alternate frequently between Bookerly and Caecilia. I really like Bookerly but if my eyes are tired I prefer the weight of Caecilia. I think font makes a huge difference. I've started removing publisher-embedded fonts when I strip DRM because I usually find them very distracting and not conducive to immersive reading.
You know that, on the Kindle, you can simply turn the "use publisher fonts" option off? That way it'll ignore any fonts specified in the book.
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:16 PM   #6
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I use Literata in Bookari on my Samsung tablet. On my Kindle, I alternate frequently between Bookerly and Caecilia. I really like Bookerly but if my eyes are tired I prefer the weight of Caecilia. I think font makes a huge difference. I've started removing publisher-embedded fonts when I strip DRM because I usually find them very distracting and not conducive to immersive reading.
If you like Literata, try Google's Noto Serif font, specifically Gerge's slightly heavier version available here.

Literata and Noto are almost identical (and Bookerly is very similar as well), but when I had all three installed, I preferred Noto on my e-ink screen.
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:45 PM   #7
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Which font do you prefer and why? Does it help you for a long run reading?
I like to use different fonts for different books, different reading conditions, and different moods. Most important to me is being able to sideload new fonts to the device (rather than embedding them in each individual book) so I can easily switch between them, and since most fonts have mistakes and omissions, being able to correct and tweak the font using a program like fontforge.

Caudex is one I use quite often, especially for reading fantasy.

I like EB Garamond (12pt) in good light or at a large size setting.
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:32 PM   #8
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I like my modified version of Charis SIL called ChareInk. It's got added weight for eInk screen and I've added kerning. You can get it on MR at https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=184056
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:53 PM   #9
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Depending on my mood, I am usually on Malabar, Noto Serif or Bookerly.

But I use different typefaces with my tablet. Palatino, Sabon and FF Yoga usually.

But I really like Malabar among the Kobo reader typefaces. Bookerly is nice too, but feels to rough sometimes. Malabar strikes a nice balance.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:54 AM   #10
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I like my modified version of Charis SIL called ChareInk. It's got added weight for eInk screen and I've added kerning. You can get it on MR at https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=184056

Because of the added weight, it comes with a free carrying case to protect the fonts.




Seriously: Thanks for the work on this, Jon.
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Once I got used to Bookerly, I have a hard time using anything else, even Caecillia.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:16 AM   #12
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I like my modified version of Charis SIL called ChareInk. It's got added weight for eInk screen and I've added kerning. You can get it on MR at https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=184056
I love ChareInk. I started using it on Oasis. Today I added it to Aura One as well. It's the best font I have used so far. Thanks again JSWolf!
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I like my modified version of Charis SIL called ChareInk. It's got added weight for eInk screen and I've added kerning. You can get it on MR at https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=184056
+1 for ChareInk. It's my standard font as well. I tried lots of others over the years, but I keep returning to it.

Thanks for creating it, Jon
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:53 AM   #14
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I did have a different version of Charis SIL but When I got my H2O, I wasn't happy with it on a high resolution Carta screen. It didn't have enough weight and it was hinted. Hinted seems to work better with a 800x600 eInk screen. Plus, Charis SIL was updated so I decided to start over. I'm still tweaking the kerning. I'll be posting a newer version this week sometime after some more tweaking.

And to all who use ChareInk, your welcome.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:39 AM   #15
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As for Bookerly, I am surprised about it. It has a few flaws that can be fixed but should not need to be fixed.

If you are using Bookerly not with a Kindle, you might find an issue with bold italics because of a mistake in the font's metadata. Also, the weight is too weak. It can be increased with a good font editor or a Kobo Reader.
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