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Old 01-15-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default line spacing and fonts?

Hi,

I'm upgrading to the T3 from the PRS-650 and first I've noticed the default font from the 650 is gone. I have found a few other fonts that look similar to the Dutch801 Rm BT font, however the line spacing is just off. I haven't changed the line spacing in my conversion. I'm not sure why the line spacing has moved from what 1.2em to what looks like .9em. Does anyone know what is going on? or what I can do to fix this?

I'm almost at the point where I want to ship the T3 back to where it came from and find another 650 device. I didn't anticipate needing to reconvert over 4,000 ebooks to fix line spacing, add/reference fonts, or to remove the out of control hyphens. I've been relying on the Sony's default fonts since the 500 model. It's a bit of a change to find a new one (the ones that came with the T3 did not work for me at all).

Why this device doesn't give the users the ability to add fonts (set one as default), adjust margins, line spacing, and etc.. is beyond me. Last time I heard the Nook/Kindle and I think the Kobo can do all that. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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i switched from 650 to t3 & have to say I did not ntoice any difference in line spacing. Have you checked that there is no explicit spacing in your test book.
T3 has about 7 fonts built in, though I only really like the original one.
Some retail/library books will not switch font though, unless you tweak them to remove specific embedded settings.

you could do what you want with the 650 but only if you installed the custom prs+ firmware. I am pretty sure the sony firmware did not allow any of those extras.

There is no custom firmware for T3, not yet anyway, so if those things are important to you ( and you don't want to have to DIY tweak each book) then another make of device could be the way to go.

hyphenation can be fixed, book by book - see my other threads

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i switched from 650 to t3 & have to say I did not ntoice any difference in line spacing. Have you checked that there is no explicit spacing in your test book.
T3 has about 7 fonts built in, though I only really like the original one.
Some retail/library books will not switch font though, unless you tweak them to remove specific embedded settings.

you could do what you want with the 650 but only if you installed the custom prs+ firmware. I am pretty sure the sony firmware did not allow any of those extras.

There is no custom firmware for T3, not yet anyway, so if those things are important to you ( and you don't want to have to DIY tweak each book) then another make of device could be the way to go.

hyphenation can be fixed, book by book - see my other threads
I found your hyphenation post, the solution worked. I think the line spacing changes depending on what font I'm using. (at least that's how it seems when I view the ebook on the T3) I also found out yesterday I was still using the Sony PRS-650 conversion profile instead of the T3. I don't know what difference it makes? But the profile says there is a difference in the amount of pixels on the screen.

The ebooks I make don't have line height specified.

The 650 font was okay, this is the first time I'm seriously looking for a font that will require the least amount of work in changing all my conversion settings.

My current test is to take the same story and embed the different fonts (no other changes to the css) and see what it looks like on the device, depending on the font the lines seems closer than others.
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