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Old 08-04-2020, 02:04 PM   #1
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What font are you using for what type of book?

Hi,
The title of the thread explains the question roughly.
For me, I use something like Tribute Roman, EB Garamond, Caslon or Crimson Pro for things like Lovecraft or horror/Sci-Fi books, and something like Bookerly or Caecilia for other subjects books.
I may as well change fonts while reading while one annoys me too much, or while it seems unclear (I have very sharp eyes, and I hope they'll sell devices with 500 ppi screens soon).

And you?
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Hi,
The title of the thread explains the question roughly.
For me, I use something like Tribute Roman, EB Garamond, Caslon or Crimson Pro for things like Lovecraft or horror/Sci-Fi books, and something like Bookerly or Caecilia for other subjects books.
I may as well change fonts while reading while one annoys me too much, or while it seems unclear (I have very sharp eyes, and I hope they'll sell devices with 500 ppi screens soon).

And you?
Personally, I tend to use one font for most books. If I need more glyphs where a book for example uses multiple quotes in Greek or Enochian, I will switch fonts. Most fonts that are not intended for eInk tend to be too light so I will use the demi-bold variants or manually modify the font which is not all that much fun.
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:56 PM   #3
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Personally, I tend to use one font for most books. If I need more glyphs where a book for example uses multiple quotes in Greek or Enochian, I will switch fonts. Most fonts that are not intended for eInk tend to be too light so I will use the demi-bold variants or manually modify the font which is not all that much fun.
I tend to use Crimson Pro for my daily readings when Bookerly annoys me. I like Cormorant but it's WAAAY too light for me. In semi-bold, it looks strange. Crimson Pro look like it's been optimized for eInk.
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My preferences are not related to genres but to kind of file.

Bookerly is my preferred font for Epub (with some exploration of Literata and Georgia Pro).

For Kepub I currently use Roboto Slab (alternatives are Bitter and Lexia Dama).
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Almost exclusively Constantia for all devices (that allow side-loaded fonts) and all books. Even on the readers that won't allow side-loaded fonts, I'll often embed Constantia into the book via Calibre.
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My preferences are not related to genres but to kind of file.
Bookerly is my preferred font for Epub (with some exploration of Literata and Georgia Pro).
For Kepub I currently use Roboto Slab (alternatives are Bitter and Lexia Dama).
I agree. Roboto Slab. Is a good font. I also have Bitter in my Libra. I switch between fonts often, I may have about 30 on my device.
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Almost exclusively Constantia for all devices (that allow side-loaded fonts) and all books. Even on the readers that won't allow side-loaded fonts, I'll often embed Constantia into the book via Calibre.
Constantia seems to be a good choice. It wouldn't be my first, though, but everyone has its preferences!
Instead of Constantia I'd use Athelas, for my part.
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My font preferences vary not according to genres, but according to ereaders. I use CharisSIL Modified Larger on my Kindles, LexiaDaMa on my Kobo and DejaVu Serif Eink (modified by a MR member) on my Nook.
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I use the IBM Plex Serif Semi Bold for everything. I really like the Plex and the weight of the semi-bold.
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That's a pretty good looking font. Do you use IBM Plex Sans for sans-serif?
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IBM Plex Sans and Serif are pretty good fonts, just maybe... a little bit... harsh.
But it looks beautiful, though.
Plex Serif seems to be a strange mix between classic serif fonts and modern Sans Serif fonts, but it looks OK.
Plex Sans is great, only in my Kobo I have some problems with the weight, the font always showing in "light" forms instead of "Regular".
However, with Plato or KOReader, this solves a part of the problem.
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Plex Sans is great, only in my Kobo I have some problems with the weight, the font always showing in "light" forms instead of "Regular".
However, with Plato or KOReader, this solves a part of the problem.
Kobo is very capricious in regard to fonts. I had to edit many of my custom fonts with FontForge, otherwise Kobo didn't display them correctly.

Well, Kindles are capricious too, but a bit less than a Kobo.
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These are all for the body font of course.

For Westerns I use either Rye or Ewert:




If the setting is Hawaii or the South Pacific then Hanalei:



For horror, Creepster:



For cozy mysteries then Mystery Quest is the best:


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