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Old 01-15-2020, 07:42 PM   #16
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I've beey really happy with Minion Pro on Kindle.. (sadly, not available for free download.). The Baskerville variant that comes with the Kindle just loos a little bit off with the kerning and really large contrastr, (typographical contrast, ie, the difference in the width of the strokes.)
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I've beey really happy with Minion Pro on Kindle.. (sadly, not available for free download.). The Baskerville variant that comes with the Kindle just loos a little bit off with the kerning and really large contrastr, (typographical contrast, ie, the difference in the width of the strokes.)
If you like Baskerville, try ChareInk. It looks very good on a Kindle and it's not loose.
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I've beey really happy with Minion Pro on Kindle.. (sadly, not available for free download.). The Baskerville variant that comes with the Kindle just loos a little bit off with the kerning and really large contrastr, (typographical contrast, ie, the difference in the width of the strokes.)
I don't know about licensing issues, but if you install Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, it comes with Minion and Myriad IIRC.
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Thanks for the tips on these fonts. I think my favorite right now is Noto Serif. I can't seem to consistently get custom fonts to work on books that I send via email and am not sure why it works for some and not others. I use Calibre to convert to mobi/both and send by email within Calibre. Is there some trick that I am missing? I've tried embedding the font but that doesn't seem to matter. I also uninstalled the font hack. Am on 5.12.1 (unfortunately). I know I can convert to azw3 and send to kindle via usb but like being able to sync to my phone as well.
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Thanks for the tips on these fonts. I think my favorite right now is Noto Serif. I can't seem to consistently get custom fonts to work on books that I send via email and am not sure why it works for some and not others. I use Calibre to convert to mobi/both and send by email within Calibre. Is there some trick that I am missing? I've tried embedding the font but that doesn't seem to matter. I also uninstalled the font hack. Am on 5.12.1 (unfortunately). I know I can convert to azw3 and send to kindle via usb but like being able to sync to my phone as well.
The Calibre-generated mobi/both doesn't work always. You can try the following trick: don't convert. Change the file extension of your epub file from .epub to .txt and email it. The custom fonts should work now.

You can reinstall the font_ramp hack, if you want, it has nothing to do with the mobi/both issue.

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Old 02-08-2020, 05:14 PM   #23
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The Calibre-generated mobi/both doesn't work always. You can try the following trick: don't convert. Change the file extension of your epub file from .epub to .txt and email it. The custom fonts should work now.
Thanks. That didn't work without actually doing a calibre conversion from epub to txt. Somewhat plain output that loses much of the formatting/layout.
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Thanks. That didn't work without actually doing a calibre conversion from epub to txt. Somewhat plain output that loses much of the formatting/layout.
No, don't convert, just change the extension. Sometimes it won't arrive and you have to try again later. The Amazon sending system is pretty glitchy.
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So far no go but will keep trying. Thanks.
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Thanks for the tips on these fonts. I think my favorite right now is Noto Serif. I can't seem to consistently get custom fonts to work on books that I send via email and am not sure why it works for some and not others. I use Calibre to convert to mobi/both and send by email within Calibre. Is there some trick that I am missing? I've tried embedding the font but that doesn't seem to matter. I also uninstalled the font hack. Am on 5.12.1 (unfortunately). I know I can convert to azw3 and send to kindle via usb but like being able to sync to my phone as well.
The reason is that you receive Mobi format eBooks from email and custom fonts are not supported by Mobi.

The solution is to not bother with email and just side load KF8 format eBooks to your Kindle. Don't bother with syncing. Just read a different book on each Kindle.
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Not entirely true since many of the books I use with Calibre do indeed support custom fonts after mobi/both conversion. Just having trouble with a few. If I sideload the problem mobis I get custom fonts, but not when I email or use send to Kindle app. Others work just fine. I prefer to be able to sync with custom fonts but will make do if I have to.

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Not entirely true since many of the books I use with Calibre do indeed support custom fonts after mobi/both conversion. Just having trouble with a few. If I sideload the problem mobis I get custom fonts, but not when I email or use send to Kindle app. Others work just fine. I prefer to be able to sync with custom fonts but will make do if I have to.
How were these problematic dual format Kindle eBooks created and from what source? If it is from ePub, you may want to run the ePub through epubcheck and if you created it with Calibre, you could try using Kindlegen to convert.
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How were these problematic dual format Kindle eBooks created and from what source? If it is from ePub, you may want to run the ePub through epubcheck and if you created it with Calibre, you could try using Kindlegen to convert.
I used the same process as I always do. If the source is epub (the ones I'm having issues) then I convert to mobi/both using Calibre. I looked at it with the built in epub editor and the .css files had references to specific fonts. Copied over .css files from another epub that works just fine with custom fonts post conversion and still no go. Will try it with kindlegen. Otherwise I give up. Well, maybe
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I used the same process as I always do. If the source is epub (the ones I'm having issues) then I convert to mobi/both using Calibre. I looked at it with the built in epub editor and the .css files had references to specific fonts. Copied over .css files from another epub that works just fine with custom fonts post conversion and still no go. Will try it with kindlegen. Otherwise I give up. Well, maybe
The thing to do is install the epubcheck plugin and in the editor use it to check the ePub. It could be you have errors in the ePub. Also, it's a very bad idea to swap CSS.
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