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Old 06-29-2020, 01:38 PM   #31
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What?! In all the books I've read so far on my Kobo Forma, there's no background color or image behind the text. Can you share a pic of what you're seeing/experiencing?
I looked yesterday but didn't find anything; looked again today and found this one, http://freeread.com.au/@RGLibrary/LewWallace/LewWallace.html, the last one, The Wooing of Malkatoon. I didn't try opening it on my kobo, just looked at the css and html.

I suspect it's a result of him making the html page first and then using some automated method of producing the epub from the web page. But it may only be older ones that he made.

Another place where it happened was when I got disgusted with the built in ereader on the Onyx Boox and downloaded some from the google store. Some of those start/default with a background texture image or color. Which isn't so bad on a tablet but on eink it's nuts.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:23 PM   #32
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What?! In all the books I've read so far on my Kobo Forma, there's no background color or image behind the text. Can you share a pic of what you're seeing/experiencing?
I don't have any examples on my Forma at the moment. It's one of those items on my that has to be removed list. The last one was an ebook that wanted the ancient parchment look for the pages. Evidently it was supposed to make the sword and sorcery seem more realistic. I reloaded the book into calibre and have attached a screenshot of a page.
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Old 06-29-2020, 04:36 PM   #33
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On my Kobo I usually use the default font when reading in the daytime. Every once in a while I'll come across a book that's in some unusual font that I find annoying so I'll change it, usually to Georgia or Amasis. I prefer serif fonts in daylight. If I am reading in the dark at bedtime I find I prefer a sans serif font. I usually use Gil Sans then.

My old Sony reader didn't have that many font size adjustments. Sometimes the default font would have a huge gap between sizes so I would have to experiment with the other fonts on the reader until I found one that would show up at a size I liked. This occasionally happens on my Tolino but not as often as on the Sony.
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:04 PM   #34
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DNSB, i don't know why you're making that argument.
I was the one who brought up the word svelte (cf my OP). JSWolf misunderstood me. So I was clarifying what I meant.

Or, to put it another way, Svelte may be the name of a font, but it isn't necessarily the name of the font I was talking about.

I've attached a pic of the font I described as svelte.
Not sure why you felt the need to blot out such a ridiculous amount of the text and in a way that interferes with getting a sense of the typeface. From what it looks like it’s a fairly light font. The chapter title is bold, but honestly it’s positioned in such a way that you’d have to be a fool to confuse it with the main body of text.

The angle the Forma is on doesn’t really help matters.
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:26 PM   #35
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I don't get the redactions either. It took me all of 30 seconds to find the book used in that example.
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:28 PM   #36
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I don't have any examples on my Forma at the moment. It's one of those items on my that has to be removed list. The last one was an ebook that wanted the ancient parchment look for the pages. Evidently it was supposed to make the sword and sorcery seem more realistic. I reloaded the book into calibre and have attached a screenshot of a page.
One has to wonder who thought that was a good idea.
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One has to wonder who thought that was a good idea.
I asked the author and the response was the ebook was professionally created and looked good on his iPad.
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I don't have any examples on my Forma at the moment. It's one of those items on my that has to be removed list. The last one was an ebook that wanted the ancient parchment look for the pages. Evidently it was supposed to make the sword and sorcery seem more realistic. I reloaded the book into calibre and have attached a screenshot of a page.
This is actually hilarious.
I want the features of an ebook, but the feel of a 15th century parchment.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:37 PM   #39
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I don't get the redactions either. It took me all of 30 seconds to find the book used in that example.
Kochland, chapter 20? I think a screenshot would have been better than taking an eccentric image of the Forma.
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I asked the author and the response was the ebook was professionally created and looked good on his iPad.
Perhaps he should have stopped writing after the first page and saved it as wallpaper for his iPad.
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This is actually hilarious.
I want the features of an ebook, but the feel of a 15th century parchment.
But why stop there? How about the feel and the scent of a 15th century parchment?
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I don't have any examples on my Forma at the moment. It's one of those items on my that has to be removed list. The last one was an ebook that wanted the ancient parchment look for the pages. Evidently it was supposed to make the sword and sorcery seem more realistic. I reloaded the book into calibre and have attached a screenshot of a page.
This rather interesting juxtaposition made me think of this comedy sketch
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I think a screenshot would have been better than taking an eccentric image of the Forma.
I know there's a patch we can enable to take screenshots with the Forma, but I haven't enabled it. I forgot my reason now, but I think it's because doing so means losing the original function of the power button.
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I gotta admit, this Simon&Schuster book which prompted this thread, the book whose body's text I described as having a font that is svelte.... Well, that svelte font, I gotta admit, is hard to read. I feel like I have to read that book under brighter ceiling light or else I feel like my eyesight has gotten bad!

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/at...1&d=1593450212

By the way, can you please share a pic of a PenguinRandomHouse book page that has a lot of "embedded stupid fonts in a single page"
The font used (I think) in that S&S eBook is EBGaramond. I've seen it used in over S&S eBooks.

Here is the screen grab showing the page that Penguin uses in their eBooks. They embed fonts and that makes the eBook larger for no good reason. It looks worse on an eInk screen. The gray fonts are actually some shade of red and they show much lighter.

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