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Old 03-13-2013, 09:31 AM   #31
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I thought Amazon only allowing Kindlegen to be used.
No, it's just that sometimes books not done with KindleGen get kicked back. Some folks still use Calibre too.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:34 AM   #32
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So far I have never had a problem but one thing is always true: with a book in the KF8 format, the smallest line spacing in KF8 is the largest one in mobi when viewed on the Kindle. I set it the KF8 on medium and it's most comfortable for me to read this way.
I have created a modified version of Charis SIL (font) that when used with KF8 on a Kindle Touch or Kindle PW or embedded does not give you large line space. The metrics have been modified to fix this problem.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?64cse2dshispx08

I also have one that I made larger that also works well with KF8.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?brs6539sg0whh1h

All these modified fonts do work with Mobi just fine if you have a Touch or PW.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #33
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No, it's just that sometimes books not done with KindleGen get kicked back. Some folks still use Calibre too.
I wonder what it is about non-Kindlegen created eBooks that causes them to not be accepted.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:54 AM   #34
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I thought Amazon only allowing Kindlegen to be used.
They do. But an awful lot of the books at Amazon predate KF8, and there's no obligation on publishers to update them.
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I have created a modified version of Charis SIL (font) that when used with KF8 on a Kindle Touch or Kindle PW or embedded does not give you large line space. The metrics have been modified to fix this problem.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?64cse2dshispx08

I also have one that I made larger that also works well with KF8.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?brs6539sg0whh1h

All these modified fonts do work with Mobi just fine if you have a Touch or PW.
Oh, okay. I wonder if it is this way only on the Touch and PW or would it be the case on any Kindle? I only have the Keyboard and the Basic.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:10 AM   #36
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Oh, okay. I wonder if it is this way only on the Touch and PW or would it be the case on any Kindle? I only have the Keyboard and the Basic.
In order to use any of those fonts in a KF8 eBook, you would have to embed the font unless you were to jailbreak your Kindles and install the font hack/patch.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:55 PM   #37
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As far as I know, both formats are closed formats of Amazon. Other than that, I don't know of any similarities/dissimilarities. But maybe I am missing something, can someone kindly share thoughts?
Azw is a close format from Amazon. It is a mobi with DRM support. Mobi is a open format.
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Azw is a close format from Amazon. It is a mobi with DRM support. Mobi is a open format.
Sorry, but Mobi is not an open format. Mobipocket had DRM long before Amazon bought the company. Because of the tools available now, KF8 (with no DRM) is more open than Mobi).
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Azw is a close format from Amazon. It is a mobi with DRM support. Mobi is a open format.
Unfortunately things are not so simple. You cannot determine whether or not a book file has DRM based on the file extension. Amazon uses .azw for books both with and without DRM.
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Unfortunately things are not so simple. You cannot determine whether or not a book file has DRM based on the file extension. Amazon uses .azw for books both with and without DRM.
Amazon uses .azw for both Mobi and KF8 both with or without DRM.
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Unfortunately things are not so simple. You cannot determine whether or not a book file has DRM based on the file extension. Amazon uses .azw for books both with and without DRM.
It's right. The file format azw can have DRM.
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It's right. The file format azw can have DRM.
The point that jhowell is (correctly) making is that "AZW" is not a file format; it's just a file extension. A file with a ".azw" extension can be either a Mobi7 or a KF8 book, with or without DRM. You can't tell just by looking at the extension.
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Amazon uses .azw for both Mobi and KF8 both with or without DRM.
Amazon uses azw3 for KF8.
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Amazon uses azw3 for KF8.
Perhaps it depends on the device? I download all my books with K4PC, and on that all books, both Mobi7 and KF8, download as files with a ".azw" extension.
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Perhaps it depends on the device? I download all my books with K4PC, and on that all books, both Mobi7 and KF8, download as files with a ".azw" extension.
So it seems to. Books downloaded on the device or through the "Download & Transfer via. USB" give .azw3. I'd thought they gave with K4PC .azw3 but I guess Calibre changes the extension along with the title when I import them.
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