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Old 04-29-2016, 10:12 PM   #1
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Andika, modified for e-ink

I found a free font by SIL called Andika (New Basic). It's a simple sans serif that I surprisingly like. It looks mildly cartoonish but it works for me. I normally use Amasis (slab serif) but it's nice to take a break.

It's been made bolder (probably too bold for most folks) and slightly condensed, the line spacing is more compact. Tested on a Kindle Paperwhite 2.

You can do whatever you want with this, subject to the original SIL Open Font License. Font is named AndikaInk.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:57 PM   #2
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Thanks for that. I hope its as bold looking on my Kobo, I find most of the fonts too faint for my comfort.
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Thank you for sharing. I was also really surprised how much I like it.

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Old 04-30-2016, 03:04 AM   #4
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Thank you. I generally don't prefer sans serif on eink, but this looks very readable.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:35 AM   #5
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Unable to download, link is broken.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:32 AM   #6
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Unable to download, link is broken.
The original Andika could be found everywhere. I wonder, what the difference beteen the original and the e-ink version might be...

It's a nice font, but it has only one cut. (As i can see, supporting e-books was not the primary goal of the font-maker). Some italics are neccessary and bold and small-caps won't hurt.

@kyteflyer: try Vollkorn, it should offer any weight, you wish
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:54 AM   #7
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I prefer serif fonts, but I tested the download link. Worked fine for me. Though I'll note that it doesn't generate an error if you mistype the captcha.
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I prefer serif fonts, but I tested the download link. Worked fine for me. Though I'll note that it doesn't generate an error if you mistype the captcha.
Still not working for me.

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Old 04-30-2016, 10:14 AM   #9
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I checked the license, and I can legally post the font here.
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:18 AM   #10
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I checked the license, and I can legally post the font here.
Thank you. I don't know why I didn't just attach it to my post. Duh.
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Thanks for that. I hope its as bold looking on my Kobo, I find most of the fonts too faint for my comfort.
You should install the patch to enable advanced font control for side loaded truetype fonts. It works very well to up the weight.
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I checked the license, and I can legally post the font here.
Thank you Nate.

I tested this font on my Kobo Glo, and found it satisfactory. I am happy to see that there are other people too, who like to use sans serif fonts on their EInk devices. I incidentally like to use another sans serif font 'Exo' on my reader occasionally for a change, which is also a free font under SIL license. 'Exo' is a full font family, including Thin, Extra Light, Regular, Bold, Semi Bold, Extra Bold and Black styles. I use only Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic on my device however. This font has reasonably good ligature, kerning and line spacing. I am quite happy with its performance on EInk.

As this is under SIL license, I suppose I can post the font here for other members.
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Thank you Nate.

I tested this font on my Kobo Glo, and found it satisfactory. I am happy to see that there are other people too, who like to use sans serif fonts on their EInk devices. I incidentally like to use another sans serif font 'Exo' on my reader occasionally for a change, which is also a free font under SIL license. 'Exo' is a full font family, including Thin, Extra Light, Regular, Bold, Semi Bold, Extra Bold and Black styles. I use only Regular, Italic, Bold and Bold Italic on my device however. This font has reasonably good ligature, kerning and line spacing. I am quite happy with its performance on EInk.

As this is under SIL license, I suppose I can post the font here for other members.
And thank you for posting this font. I'm working on a post, and I've added it to the zip file I am attaching to the post.
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Is either Kobo or kindle software capable of using the different weights (thin, extra bold, etc). I've never tried.
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Is either Kobo or kindle software capable of using the different weights (thin, extra bold, etc). I've never tried.
Kobo? I don't think it can see them, no.

And Kindle won't let you install your own fonts, anyway.
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