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Old 06-19-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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Font Change no longer works on Nook Simple?

Hi All:

I have first generation Nook and I was using Calibre to add extra CSS so I can read Chinese epubs.

Nook Font Change

However, I just got a Nook simple touch and the Chinese ebooks can no longer be displayed on the new Nook STR.

I added it as extra css via Calibre:

@font-face {
font-family: "DroidFont", serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;
src: url(res:///system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-family: "DroidFont", serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
font-style: normal;
src: url(res:///system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-family: "DroidFont", serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: normal;
font-style: italic;
src: url(res:///system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf);
}
@font-face {
font-family: "DroidFont", serif, sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
font-style: italic;"DroidFont"
src: url(res:///system/fonts/DroidSansFallback.ttf);
}
body { font-family: "DroidFont", serif;}


The trick works great for the old Nook, but not the new Nook simple touch.

Any suggestion?

Thanks again
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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Why not just embed the fonts in the actual ePub/
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:15 AM   #3
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How to do that using Calibre?

I am kind of disappointed since the css trick worked nicely on the 1st gen Nook. Not sure what has changed on the new Nook STR that causes the problem
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What probably changed is the location of the fonts, the font's themselves and/or the names of the fonts. Could be any combination. So unless you know what's changed, you won't know what do other then embedding the fonts directly into the ePub. You actually cannot do this via Calibre. You have to go into the ePub and add the fonts, edit the CSS, and edit the OPF.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:46 AM   #5
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The new Nook seems to work completely differently with fonts, even embedded ones. On the old Nook, you could have embedded fonts but the user could override them by changing the device settings. Now the embedded fonts seem to prevent any user override. I think there are some bugs that need to be ironed out.
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Nook STR is using a different version of Android than Nook 1 and as JSWolf suggests, the location and names of the system fonts may have changed. So if you can find out where Android 2.1 usually puts them and what they are named, you could try that and see if it works.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:17 AM   #7
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I did more testing by copying the font to the memory card and modified the css source to the external location.

Still no go. I guess it's more than just fonts location problem.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:48 AM   #8
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You must check the "Publisher Defaults" option to use the CSS font settings.
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nook STR also has a different version of ADE. That is probably part of the problem.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:59 AM   #10
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Has anyone found a solution to this yet?
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If you embed the fonts, it will work on any reading system that supports this (including Nook); you won't have to rely on what the system has:

http://blog.threepress.org/2009/09/1...in-epub-files/

That said, it would be trivial for B&N to add Droid fonts to the list you get to pick from. Then at least there would be one with better Unicode support...
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Oh man...this guide is beyond me. Can anyone write a more simplified version?
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Oh man...this guide is beyond me. Can anyone write a more simplified version?
If you root it, then you can install "font changer" to change any font (substituting fonts, not adding news).
Put attention to it because some are UI fonts and it's better not to change it.
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[SOLVED] Use my Calibre plugin to change font

I have written a plugin for Calibre, that change the font in EPUB files. You can choose to embed the font, use system font, or use your external font using the preferences page. It works with Nook, Nook Touch and any kind of device that can display EPUB.

take a look at my personal page

http://phanquochuy.me/?p=114
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