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Old 01-16-2021, 05:39 PM   #76
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I recently discovered Egyptian Slate Pro, from Cufonts. I like it very much and its design is suitable to workaround the lack of ligatures in Kepub and AZW3. Good also on Epub on Kobo (but I still use Bookerly more often) and on Pocketbook (where I use it). To use it on Kobo You need to rename the files as usual.
With KFX it doesn't look good. And also with Koreader it is not rendered well, especially on my Kobo.
With KF8, you do not get ligatures. But you can turn on ligatures in KePub.
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I think it was @JSWolf who made and/or modified the ChareInk font available here, and it has become my goto Roman font on my Kobo, absolutely love it!
Thank you very much.

ChareInk was born from Charis SIL version 5.0. I didn't like Charis SIL 5's wide line height and I wanted to add kerning. Also because some devices/programs do not have an option to increase the weight of fonts, I made a weighted version and released both the weight and unweighted version. Then because of Bookely in later Kindle firmware version not displaying Bookerly all that well at smaller sizes because of lack of hinting, I added hinted and released that version as well. On a Kobo, RMSDK and Access both work with the hinted and non-hinted versions.

Would you mind testing if hinted or non-hinted works better or makes no difference for KOReader? I've yet to install KOReader to give it a go so I am waiting for the January, 2021 stable version.
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Old 01-16-2021, 07:29 PM   #78
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Would you mind testing if hinted or non-hinted works better or makes no difference for KOReader? I've yet to install KOReader to give it a go so I am waiting for the January, 2021 stable version.
I am happy to try, but I may be of little help. I'm not a font/typography cognoscento - I don't care AT ALL about ligatures in English, and am honestly unsure if I can tell the difference between hinted and unhinted. But I can take screen shots, or a video, if you think they will be of any use.
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I am happy to try, but I may be of little help. I'm not a font/typography cognoscento - I don't care AT ALL about ligatures in English, and am honestly unsure if I can tell the difference between hinted and unhinted. But I can take screen shots, or a video, if you think they will be of any use.
Thank you. Screenshots will do.
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With KF8, you do not get ligatures. But you can turn on ligatures in KePub.
Yes I know, but with some (big) rendering issue.
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Yes I know, but with some (big) rendering issue.
Are these rendering issues still present on the 4.25 firmware?

The last KePub I read didn't have big rendering issues. I did have ligatures, kerning, and hyphenation on.
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Are these rendering issues still present on the 4.25 firmware?

The last KePub I read didn't have big rendering issues. I did have ligatures, kerning, and hyphenation on.
Yes, I tried: I used the patch "KePub stylesheet additions" enabling "optimizeLegibility" and there are some words with with too much space between letters at the beginning of the line before a period (may be before the closure of a span I imagine).
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I use Bookerly for all books unless it's not an option where it's the publisher default.
What Kindle firmware version did you get Bookerly from? I don't recall which firmware version, but at some point, Amazon removed hinting from Bookerly and it's not as good on a Kindle at smaller sizes. I've not tried that version on a Kobo, but the Bookerly with hinting looks good.
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What Kindle firmware version did you get Bookerly from? I don't recall which firmware version, but at some point, Amazon removed hinting from Bookerly and it's not as good on a Kindle at smaller sizes. I've not tried that version on a Kobo, but the Bookerly with hinting looks good.
I have the latest updates and try to keep it updated. I remember reading about that, but my eyes haven't noticed a difference when reading.
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I have the latest updates and try to keep it updated. I remember reading about that, but my eyes haven't noticed a difference when reading.
Then you probably use a large enough font size where it doesn't matter.
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Then you probably use a large enough font size where it doesn't matter.
That could be it. I have mine set at size 4 with a boldness of 3.
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With Kobo Nickel, line height is on the way too large side.
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