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Old 11-30-2018, 11:32 AM   #76
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The forma had a feature many people dislike. When the device is powered on, or woken from sleep via the power button, a bar is displayed with a prompt to swipe the screen to complete the action.

Is it possible to add a patch to disable this feature?
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:35 AM   #77
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The forma had a feature many people dislike. When the device is powered on, or woken from sleep via the power button, a bar is displayed with a prompt to swipe the screen to complete the action.

Is it possible to add a patch to disable this feature?
If you are talking about the swipe to unlock, there is my "Set swipe to unlock" patch.
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If you are talking about the swipe to unlock, there is my "Set swipe to unlock" patch.
Thanks. In not a patch user so hadn't kept track of what was available.

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kobopatch request thread

Re: the reading footer toggle between page number, percent read and time remaining:

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I might be able to patch the long-tap [to a short tap] if you want.
Yes please!!

(Just adding my request from the other thread to here.)

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Old 12-05-2018, 05:40 AM   #80
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1. there are multiple fonts I never used from Kobo firmware
2. kobo firmare doesn't support my native language which most of my books are using.

Is it possible to delete embedded fonts in Kobo firmware and add customized fonts into Kobo system-wide directory in patching process?

As for deleting fonts:
The builtin fonts list to choose from is long, and I don't use most of them, so I want to delete the unneeded fonts and make the list a little shorter.

As for adding fonts:
I can sideload some fonts into fonts directory and read books in my language without problem, the only problem is that when I power on my kobo device, the characters in the library list cannot be displayed properly. And after I open a book and return to the list again, the characters in the list will be displayed properly. So I want the characters in the library list be displayed properly from the first beginning and I don't have to open a book first on some conditions.

So is this possible?

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Old 12-05-2018, 06:26 AM   #81
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Currently
1. there are multiple fonts I never used from Kobo firmware
2. kobo firmare doesn't support my native language which most of my books are using.

Is it possible to delete embedded fonts in Kobo firmware and add custom fonts into Kobo system-wide directory in patching process?

As for deleting fonts:
The builtin fonts list to choose from is long, and I don't use most of them, so I want to delete the unneeded fonts and make the list a little shorter.

As for adding fonts:
I can sideload some fonts into fonts directory and read books in my language without problem, the only problem is that when I power on my kobo device, the characters in the library list cannot be displayed properly. And after I open a book and return to the list again, the characters in the list will be displayed properly. So I want the characters in the library list be displayed properly from the first beginning and I don't have to open a book first on some conditions.

So is this possible?
Perhaps...

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Old 12-05-2018, 08:00 AM   #82
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Perhaps...

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Yeah,I read that thread before this patch request. I just want this function merged into patch system so I don't have to do other steps manually after installing patches.
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:07 PM   #83
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Yeah,I read that thread before this patch request. I just want this function merged into patch system so I don't have to do other steps manually after installing patches.
Sorry, can't see what the problem is.
You can create a folder into kobopatch src (kobopatch_4.11.12019/src/delete_files) and there put the files with the content you need.
Perhaps something like:
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#!/bin/sh

rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/Amasis*
# rm /usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/Avenir*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/Caecilia*
# rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/georgia*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/GillSans*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/KBJ*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/KoboNickel*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/Malabar*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/OpenDyslexic*

rm /etc/udev/rules.d/delete_fonts.rules
rm /root/delete_fonts.sh

Note I've commented Avenir and Georgia because they are system fonts. Perhaps you want to replace them with yours.
Then add the correspondant lines into files section of kobopatch.yaml:
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files:
  src/delete_files/delete_fonts.rules: etc/udev/rules.d/delete_fonts.rules
  src/delete_files/delete_fonts.sh: root/delete_fonts.sh


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Old 12-06-2018, 06:36 PM   #84
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Can you add an option to unlock from sleep with the forma page turn buttons?
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Can you add an option to unlock from sleep with the forma page turn buttons?
No, this is not possible due to the way the events are handled.
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No, this is not possible due to the way the events are handled.
Bummer! I love the Forma but the power button is so squishy.

What about an option to make the book cover on the sleep screen full size?

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Bummer! I love the Forma but the power button is so squishy.

What about an option to make the book cover on the sleep screen full size?
If I've fine understood, in `Energy saving` you have `Show book covers full screen`.

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Sorry, can't see what the problem is.
You can create a folder into kobopatch src (kobopatch_4.11.12019/src/delete_files) and there put the files with the content you need.
Perhaps something like:
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#!/bin/sh

rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/Amasis*
# rm /usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/Avenir*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/Caecilia*
# rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/georgia*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/GillSans*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/KBJ*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/KoboNickel*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/Malabar*
rm usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/OpenDyslexic*

rm /etc/udev/rules.d/delete_fonts.rules
rm /root/delete_fonts.sh

Note I've commented Avenir and Georgia because they are system fonts. Perhaps you want to replace them with yours.
Then add the correspondant lines into files section of kobopatch.yaml:
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files:
  src/delete_files/delete_fonts.rules: etc/udev/rules.d/delete_fonts.rules
  src/delete_files/delete_fonts.sh: root/delete_fonts.sh


Good luck.
Thanks for your advice. I tried your method, and successfully deleted several fonts in kobo system-wide fonts directory(/usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/), and they are no longer in the drop-list of changing-font in reading page.

But when I tried to add fonts into kobo system-wide fonts directory, the fonts I added are not in the drop-list(BTW, the fonts I added are working fine when sideloaded into fonts directory), so I did a little trick, add the following line to the end of the shell script which removes the fonts to list all fonts in /usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/ and print the list into `nickel home` directory:

ls usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/* > /mnt/onboard/fonts-list

So I check the list in fonts-list when I connect my Kobo to PC. And the fonts I added are exactly all in the list(as expected, the fonts I deleted are not in the list). It means I did add them into usr/local/Trolltech/QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm/lib/fonts/ but Kobo cannot recognize them when I want to change fonts when I'm reading. Why is that?

And I notice another thing, when I extract the kobo firmware zip file and try to open *ANY* font in the kobo-update-4.11.12019\KoboRoot\usr\local\Trolltech\QtEmbedded-4.6.2-arm\lib\fonts, it failed to open it.

Double left-clicking it in Windows10, it says

"The requested file xxx is not a valid font file."

And I tried to open it using FontForge, it failed to open it too, it says:

"xxx is not a known format (or uses features of that format fontforge does not support, or is so badly corrupted as to be unreadable)."

That is so weird.

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I use multiple customized dictionaries to replace the default dictionaries which are not useful to me.

But every time I connect kobo to WiFi and sync (The only reason I use WiFi is Pocket), kobo will download dictionaries from its server to replace my dictionaries in .kobo/dict, so I have to connect kobo to my computer and manually copy my dict directory into .kobo to replace them again.

Is it able to disable kobo to sync dictionaries from its server into .kobo/dict?

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Why is that?
If I remember correctly some (all) system fonts are hardcoded / encrypted.
That'd mean that just in case you want exchange one you must code in the same way.

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