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Old 06-27-2015, 07:55 AM   #886
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Well the way this thread is going amazes me. People getting so dogmatic about fonts and trying to impose the view on other people?
It's only a font. Nobody died. If nobody else in the world used the font I like, it would make no difference to me.
Other people can (and will) do what they like, but I find that MS Chinese Surrogate on my PW1 has suited me fine ever since I discovered it. Nice and heavy but clean and neat at the same time and easy to read for someone without brilliant vision

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Old 06-27-2015, 08:46 AM   #887
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Other people can (and will) do what they like, but I find that MS Chinese Surrogate on my PW1 has suited me fine ever since I discovered it. Nice and heavy but clean and neat at the same time and easy to read for someone without brilliant vision
My google-fu is failing me on this one - I've tried MS Chinese Surrogate, MT Chinese Surrogate, and MT Chinese Surrogates, and most of what I'm finding is your posts here. I don't suppose you have a link? Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:38 AM   #888
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They are just MS fonts with chinese glyphs.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:43 AM   #889
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If you want to use Microsoft fonts, just take them out of your fonts folder, convert them to ttf , add some weight and remove hints with Fontforge.

Constantia is particularly good.
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Old 06-27-2015, 10:09 AM   #890
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My K1 has one font. I think some folks head would have exploded at those "options.

Since my main issue with reading paperbacks at the time was tiny fonts and text often turning into the spines, it made it possible for me to read again.

I assume that font on the K1 is also caecilia.

What baffles me most though is someone making statements about a font and device they actually never had, never read on one and trying to tell me the font is bad to read on. Yet I read on it since 2008 and I read 100's a books a year.

I never fiddled with any of my devices, rooting or otherwise so I always had available what is on it.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:21 AM   #891
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I think the PW1 has been upgraded to 5.6.x, so watch out if you haven't secured your jailbreak.

http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/0...v5-6-1-1-adds/

On another note, I do find it odd that Amazon has chosen not to include a bold version of caecilia in its fonts. Personally I dislike reading without it.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:24 AM   #892
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Some people will find something to dislike about everything. It is just part of their make up.
The poster doesn't like the limited selection of fonts available on the Kindle. It is irrational to characterize him as a hater of all things.

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Old 06-27-2015, 11:46 AM   #893
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I think the PW1 has been upgraded to 5.6.x, so watch out if you haven't secured your jailbreak.

http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/0...v5-6-1-1-adds/
Or you could just read the thread right here at MR:

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=262200
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:51 AM   #894
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Or you could just read the thread right here at MR:

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=262200
Thanks. I didn't see that.
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Old 06-27-2015, 12:30 PM   #895
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My google-fu is failing me on this one - I've tried MS Chinese Surrogate, MT Chinese Surrogate, and MT Chinese Surrogates, and most of what I'm finding is your posts here. I don't suppose you have a link? Thanks.
Can't remember how I found it, but it was there on the Paperwhite as a hidden font - there was some trick to make a bunch of hidden fonts available that I can't for the life of me remember but I know I found it on this site.
I've had a look and can't find it - perhaps someone will remember.

It may have involved USE_ALT_FONTS ?

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Old 06-27-2015, 01:09 PM   #896
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Can't remember how I found it, but it was there on the Paperwhite as a hidden font - there was some trick to make a bunch of hidden fonts available that I can't for the life of me remember but I know I found it on this site.
I've had a look and can't find it - perhaps someone will remember.

It may have involved USE_ALT_FONTS ?
Yes, when it was still possible to use USE_ALT_FONTS on the PW1 that is when that font became visible. Some update (last year) disabled the USE_ALT_FONTS "hack". So if you want to keep all those hidden fonts available and uploading your own fonts to the PW1, then don't let it update to newest version.
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Old 06-27-2015, 01:45 PM   #897
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Thanks DT, hadn't realised they stopped it.
I've not updated the FW on my PW1 for a very long time, so will make sure I don't
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:36 PM   #898
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Mendesitba--The "USE_ALT_FONTS" hack does not work with the 2nd generation PWS--and I'm pretty sure it won't work with the 1st generation PWs if you've updated the firmware in them.

The best way I've found to use alternate fonts for books on my PW is to embed the font into the book file using Calibre and then transfer the file to my PW. The embedded font becomes the publisher font under the font menu.

If your books have DRM, you'll have to strip that first before you can embed the font.
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The best way to handle custom fonts is of course to use the font hack.

That may be difficult on the PW2 because you need to be jailbroken -- in which case your only hope is as dordale said, embedding them in each book.

Thanks for the answer! I have tried this hack and it wasn't working. Now I know why!
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