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Old 10-21-2018, 11:33 AM   #1
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Table of glyphs of the KA1 fw fonts

Hallo.

I would know the glyphs that are included in the KA1 original fonts. Is there a table of glyphs available in a place? The specific glyph that I'm interested right now is U+1E6D (small letter t with a dot below). But I cannot ask here every time I have to work with an esoteric alphabet.

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Old 10-21-2018, 01:50 PM   #2
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I'm not aware that anyone has ever created such tables of glyph info.

I suspect t-with-dot-below will be missing, along with many other non-Western-Europe glyphs.

However, it's very easy to sideload your own more extensive fonts which will appear in the Kobo's font list after a power off/on.

This will solve your problem for any book's text content but not for the book's TOC or the GUI book lists etc. Custom fonts for TOC's and GUI can be done but you would need to become comfortable with Kobo patching to do it.
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I'm producing an ebook that has to be read on every kobo or kindle, so the solution must work on every device and not only on mine. I know the glyphs for the kindle. Is there a way to save the kobo fonts from the device to my hard disk so I can comfortably study them?
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Is there a way to save the kobo fonts from the device to my hard disk so I can comfortably study them?
No, I don't think so. The built-in fonts appear to be encrypted. You can pull the font files out of any firmware download but you won't be able to read them.

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I'm producing an ebook that has to be read on every kobo or kindle, so the solution must work on every device and not only on mine. I know the glyphs for the kindle. Is there a way to save the kobo fonts from the device to my hard disk so I can comfortably study them?
The Kobo fonts on device are encrypted so the quick answer is no.

I'd suggest you look into a font that supports the glyphs you need and embed it in the ebook. This can be a cost item depending on which font you choose.

The easiest way for you to test on a Kobo would be to create a test epub with your needed glyphs and then view it on your Kobo changing fonts to see which are supported.

I've attached a sample epub which I use for various purposes. The first section displays various characters that some books I read make use of. I've added the characters with a combining dot below to the ones displayed. Note that dot below and combining dot below are different. A quick test with the attached epub in my KA1 shows that Charis SIL supports the combining dot below glyphs that are included ( I use the modified ChareInk version which has increased weight).

Edit: One reason for suggesting Charis SIL is that it, as far as I know, is free to use and distribute.
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File Type: epub Font Tester V3c - epub - Ann Onymous.epub (12.81 MB, 13 views)

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