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Old 04-18-2020, 08:29 PM   #106
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Okay, I hadn't yet played with the new and "improved" Bookerly, so, that was the perfect excuse to go ahead and try my hand at handling the Panose stuff like FontForge, but with fontTools instead: fix-panose.py.

And, apparently, it works .

My usual shenanigans for Bookerly, which I used to do by hand via FontForge:

Code:
fonts=("${(@f)$(ls -1 ./Bookerly-*.ttf)}")

for font in "${fonts[@]}" ; do
	gftools fix-vertical-metrics -a 802 -d -198 -l 0 "${font}"
	mv -v "${font%.*}.fix.ttf" "${font}"
	gftools nametable-from-filename "${font}"
	mv -v "${font}.fix" "${font}"
	fix-panose.py "${font}"
	mv -v "${font}.fix" "${font}"
done
(That's ZSH. Too lazy to dumb that down ;p).

And it behaves .

Sidebar, since I'm using an unhinted CFF Literata 3, and I tried the latest unhinted TTF Bookerly:

ACCESS (Monotype's iType?) *really* doesn't like unhinted fonts, CFF or TTF.
RMSDK appears to deal with unhinted CFF mostly properly (makes sense, it's Adobe), but deals with unhinted TTFs only slightly less badly than ACCESS.

TL;DR: You'll probably want to stick to hinted TTFs, or eventually unhinted CFFs if you read plain ePubs.
(Official Literata builds ship as TTF anyways).

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Old 04-19-2020, 12:54 AM   #107
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Sidebar, since I'm using an unhinted CFF Literata 3, and I tried the latest unhinted TTF Bookerly:

ACCESS (Monotype's iType?) *really* doesn't like unhinted fonts, CFF or TTF.
RMSDK appears to deal with unhinted CFF mostly properly (makes sense, it's Adobe), but deals with unhinted TTFs only slightly less badly than ACCESS.

TL;DR: You'll probably want to stick to hinted TTFs, or eventually unhinted CFFs if you read plain ePubs.
(Official Literata builds ship as TTF anyways).
It all depends on the hinting...

I've seen some hand-hinted fonts that look truly awful on the Kobo (RMSDK, TTF), but no font with the hints stripped have every given me any problems, so YMMV.
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Old 04-19-2020, 12:49 PM   #108
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Yeah, some old/complex truetype hinting going kablooey doesn't surprise me all that much .

My experience with unhinted fonts has been pretty much uniformly terrible, on the other hand (but I tend to prefer CFF, which prooobably doesn't help).
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Old 04-19-2020, 02:26 PM   #109
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It all depends on the hinting...

I've seen some hand-hinted fonts that look truly awful on the Kobo (RMSDK, TTF), but no font with the hints stripped have every given me any problems, so YMMV.
ChareInk isn't hinted and it works well with RMSDK, Access, and Kindle.
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ChareInk isn't hinted and it works well with RMSDK, Access, and Kindle.
Ah. Then you might add "depends on taste/sensibility", to the list, too, because I'd definitely consider that one to render like crap on Kobo .

(And I do mean on Kobo. Because, while I don't necessarily *like* it, it renders much better on Kindle and/or with recent FreeType versions in KOReader or Plato).
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Hi sherman, thank you for maintaining the ReadifyFont script.

I wanted to alert you to a possible shortcoming I found when running the output of the latest Literata v3 build through the script where Styles (SubFamily) attribute wasn't modified as expected to match the configuration in the script, so I had to manually correct these before using the ReadifyFont output on my Kobo device.

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@JeanPierre: Literata 3 is a curious beast, because the main target is a variable font.

Which means the "fixed" builds end up having wonky metadata, sometimes dangerously so on Kobo.

Here are my own notes on how I deal with Literata (when building it from source): http://trac.ak-team.com/trac/browser.../REMINDER#L125
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