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Old 10-20-2018, 02:21 AM   #61
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Personally, trying to shove more book recommendations on me are a "problem". I'm really hating what they've done to the Amazon Music and Audible apps. They no longer go back to where you left off. It always wants to start on the home page, trying to talk me into buying more music/books.
Yes I agree about Audible, it is not getting better. Hoping the promote Kindle app to first class Audible player (on iOS, Android).
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Old 10-20-2018, 07:17 AM   #62
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It is weird that it reduces number of books on a list view page on 7” Oasis. How did they manage to do that? On 6” the status bar is exactly the same height, there’s just this additional thing in it.
I don't think J.P.S is referring to the battery percentage display included in this firmware update. With this firmware update, the battery percentage is shown and this does not affect the number of items appearing in lists - which is eight.

What J.P.S referred to was a feature of previous firmware versions that exists on the Kindle Oasis 2, but not on 6" Kindles. This feature allows you to switch between a "standard" display style, and a "large" display style, which has more spaced out text aimed at being easier to read. Consequently, this reduces the number of items able to fit on the screen. On previous firmware releases, the battery percentage was shown in "large" mode, but not in "standard" mode. But now, the percentage display is shown in both display modes.
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:39 AM   #63
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I wish I hadn't updated. Maybe this is just me, I find the battery percentage really distracting. The other 'upgrades' don't really do much for me either. Sorry, moan over.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:38 AM   #64
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I wish I hadn't updated. Maybe this is just me, I find the battery percentage really distracting. The other 'upgrades' don't really do much for me either. Sorry, moan over.
When I'm reading there is no battery percentage shown on my Paperwhite. The only time I look at the percentage is if I'm leaving home and want to make sure I have enough battery left to read during lunch or while I wait for an appointment.

Many of the changes are meaningless to me but none are a negative.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:50 AM   #65
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I wish I hadn't updated. Maybe this is just me, I find the battery percentage really distracting. The other 'upgrades' don't really do much for me either. Sorry, moan over.
You do not have to have the battery percentage showing on your reading page. You can turn it off on the reading tab of the page customizing. I do not have it enabled.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:27 AM   #66
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I tried to put alternative fonts in the 创Fonts创 folder of my Kindles PW3 with 5.10.1.1 firmware, but it does not work. I tried following the instructions that are in the folder. Can anyone helpme?
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You can now install your favorite fonts on your Kindle and choose one of them to read your eBooks.

Any font you install must be either an OpenType (OTF) or a TrueType (TTF) font. All other font formats are unsupported. Also, fonts are usually available as a font family and may consist of several files for different font styles - one each for Regular, Italic, Bold, BoldItalic, etc. For the best reading experience, we recommend you install all the files in the font family. Supported font files will have .ttf, .otf, or .ttc file extensions.

How to install fonts on your Kindle:

1. If the font is packaged into a compressed file (such as a ZIP file), uncompress the files using your favorite file extracting program

2. Copy the font files into the “fonts” folder on your Kindle

3. Disconnect your Kindle from the computer

4. You can now choose a custom font in addition to the Kindle fonts from the Display Settings (Aa) menu

Once you choose a custom font from the Display Settings (Aa) menu, your Kindle will render the book content using that font for most books. If the font is not able to be used for rendering the book’s content, your Kindle will use the default system font instead. This can happen if the font does not support the characters in the book or if the font is damaged.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:31 AM   #67
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I tried to put alternative fonts in the 创Fonts创 folder of my Kindles PW3 with 5.10.1.1 firmware, but it does not work. I tried following the instructions that are in the folder. Can anyone helpme?
Try naming the folder fonts instead of Fonts.

Edit: That doesn't seem to make a difference. I thought it might be case-sensitive.

What font(s) are you trying to add?

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Old 11-01-2018, 07:12 AM   #68
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Install your fonts then open Kindle User Guide and go to Aa menu to check if your fonts are supported by the device.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:36 AM   #69
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Try naming the folder fonts instead of Fonts.

What font(s) are you trying to add?
It磗 already 创fonts创. I磎 trying to add Times New Roman and Arial.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:38 AM   #70
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My Kindle is not jailbreaked, but the new firmware in theory supports adding new fonts.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:47 AM   #71
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My Kindle is not jailbreaked, but the new firmware in theory supports adding new fonts.
It does work. They added that feature with the 5.9.6.1 update.

A restart shouldn't be necessary but you might give that a try.

Edit: Custom fonts was added with 5.9.6.

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My Kindle is not jailbreaked, but the new firmware in theory supports adding new fonts.
Try open the User's Guide and check your fonts.
The point is that not all books support user's fonts, the Guide does for sure.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:55 AM   #73
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It does work. They added that feature with the 5.9.6.1 update.

A restart shouldn't be necessary but you might give that a try.
I also tried this.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:58 AM   #74
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Try open the User's Guide and check your fonts.
The point is that not all books support user's fonts, the Guide does for sure.
Great! This worked! Thank you.

I did not know that not all the books supported the new fonts.
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Great! This worked! Thank you.

I did not know that not all the books supported the new fonts.
The older MOBI format doesn't support user fonts. The KF8 format (AZW3) and KFX does.

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