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Old 04-16-2019, 06:49 PM   #16
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Yup, I really like what that foundry has put out!
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:43 PM   #17
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Yup, I really like what that foundry has put out!
I saw your comment that you like amazon bookerly.
But there is 2014 version like this: http://www.newswirl.com/wp-content/uploads/Bookerly.zip
and there is 2016 version like this:http://the-digital-reader.com/wp-con...r-bookerly.zip

The 2016 version looks like a bit bolder(see EDIT-2). Which one does amazon use actually?

EDIT: The 2016 version is 393 KiB but 2014 version is 305 KiB which is a little less.

EDIT-2: I checked the two different versions from my phone and could not see any difference between their "boldness". Why do I see the newer one more bolder on pc though?

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Old 04-17-2019, 01:09 AM   #18
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I am using a recent version (1.020) pulled from whatever FW was current last July. And then severely mangled to make it behave with Kobo's kePub renderer, and to have very very restricted blank vertical space.

It has indeed been updated a tiny bit, the hinting, IIRC, which might explain how hard telling the difference is (as it depends on the renderer, the size, and the screen's dpi).
And as you mentioned a phone, both iOS & Android render fonts unhinted .

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I am using a recent version (1.020) pulled from whatever FW was current last July. And then severely mangled to make it behave with Kobo's kePub renderer, and to have very very restricted blank vertical space.

It has indeed been updated a tiny bit, the hinting, IIRC, which might explain how hard it is to tell the difference (as it depends on the renderer, the size, and the screen's dpi).
And as you mentioned a phone, both iOS & Android render fonts unhinted .
Thanks for your answers
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I use Bitter on my Cervantes (https://www.huertatipografica.com/en/fonts/bitter-ht). Alregreya from the same foundry is also up my alley (https://www.huertatipografica.com/en...legreya-ht-pro), and Amazon's Bookerly looks good too.
It looks like Bitter is more of a slab serif font. Is that your personal preference or are slab serif fonts easier to read on e-ink? That's probably like asking if serif fonts or sans serif fonts are easier to read; I've heard that people argue for both.
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Any suggestions? Maybe Amazon's bookerly?
You're going to get so many answers, but here is mine :

Merriweather (with or without Serif, I love both variations).

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You're going to get so many answers,
Maybe I should make a throwaway account and recommend Comic Sans.
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Nothing wrong with Comic Sans. Here's one that's similar, but arguably worse: http://comicneue.com/

(It's tidier, but loses the playfulness of Comic Sans.)

Maybe I'll give Comic Sans a go. I like serifs though.
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Nothing wrong with Comic Sans. Here's one that's similar, but arguably worse: http://comicneue.com/

(It's tidier, but loses the playfulness of Comic Sans.)

Maybe I'll give Comic Sans a go. I like serifs though.
I loved Comic Sans. And then I found out that only heathens and troglodytes like it. Whoops, can't have that. So I stopped using it. I do miss it though; clearly a guilty pleasure.
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You can fall back to Papyrus .
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I am a big fan of Linux Libertine which has a very complete set of glyphs. I use the ttf 2012 version that I have boldened a bit for e-ink readers (Koreader) using sherman script and renamed LinLibertineG30. I also use a regular web font of the same for small capitals.

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I loved Comic Sans. And then I found out that only heathens and troglodytes like it. Whoops, can't have that. So I stopped using it. I do miss it though; clearly a guilty pleasure.
It's just that Times New Roman, Arial, and Comic Sans are so very, very ubiquitous.

Times New Roman combines good legibility with economy of space. Often economy of space isn't that much of a concern, so it can feel a bit cramped. Also it's incredibly boring due to its omnipresence. I will never use Times New Roman by choice, but it would be hard to deny it's fundamentally quite good.

Arial doesn't have the greatest legibility (e.g., there are sans-serif fonts that curve the l to distinguish it from I, and others that add bars to the I, all of which provide better legibility), nor does it have economy of space. If I wanted a vaguely similar sans-serif typeface, I would avoid it in favor of something like Optima or Palatino Sans. I just don't think Arial is very good, besides being almost as overused as TNR.

Comic Sans has better legibility than Arial, better economy of space than Arial without feeling cramped, it's less boring than Arial, and it's not nearly as ubiquitous as Times New Roman. It may not even be overused anymore, because I've rarely seen it this past decade. It has more of a nostalgic '90s feel to me. Fonts have a personality, and people used to use Comic Sans a lot without rhyme or reason. Some might dislike it's lack of a "proper" a or q, but I don't see why. I think that would greatly reduce its impact.

Papyrus is also overused.

There isn't even a clear Comic Sans alternative, although I admit its overly informal playful quality isn't something I've investigated much. Maybe Palatino Sans Informal, or Architect's Daughter.
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You can fall back to Papyrus .
Hmm, somehow I missed the Papyrus craze, and I'm usually sucked in by popular trends. Although looking at it now I don't think it's that appealing, sort of "yeah, it's nice but nothing special."
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Somewhat related:

I wanted to add literata/bookerly to my android phone/tablet to increase my reading enjoyment there with koreader.

I looked briefly into how to install a font on Android and it seems if my device is not rooted (its not) it's not advisable to try to use third party apps which might brick the device.

If I'm wrong, please do correct me.

PS: nevermind; You can put fonts for KOReader in /sdcard/koreader/fonts.

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