Questions tagged [fonts]

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What is the most readable font for an ebook?

Occasionally when I download works from Smashwords there are several different fonts used in one work (seen in independent works that have not been professionally edited). This mix match of fonts ...
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How can I left justify text on my Kindle?

I can't stand reading full-justified text, yet none of my Kindles seem to give me anything else! They all attempt to justify text even when the font size is too large and causes huge gaps between ...
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Can custom fonts be embedded in mobi or epub books targeting eink readers?

Assuming that I am targeting non-tablet eBook readers such as Kindle and nook, is it possible to layout a book with some text in the default font of the device and some paragraphs in a special font ...
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How can I add custom fonts to my Kobo ereader?

Is it possible to add custom fonts to my Kobo ereader? How can I do that?
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Body Text Formatting and Text Indentation for Kindle eBooks

I am currently creating an ePUB3 file for converting it to Kindle format, and for it be compatible to other ereading devices that support epub. I was confused about whether Kindle allows the font ...
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Big screen dimensions or high DPI for vision impaired users?

I'ld like to get my dad an ebook reader for Christmas. Yet, he is a bit vision impaired which means that he only has a good reading experience with bigger and sharper/clearer/more-acurate font ...
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How can I set my Kindle Paperwhite to ignore font color settings?

I bought an e-book from a 3rd party bookstore which looks really bad on my Kindle Paperwhite. I've investigated the book and it seems to me that the basic font color is defined to be grey instead of ...
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How do I permanently change the font size in HAN Software's ePub Reader?

I know I can easily zoom in or zoom out in HAN Software's ePub Reader but if I do this, whenever I re-open my ePub, I have to zoom in again. Is there a way I can set a static font size for ePub ...
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Can I make custom fonts show up in iBooks?

Is it possible to include custom fonts in an ebook and have them show up in iBooks, or can you only use the various default fonts listed on the device?
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font color not showing up on color Nook for new eBook epub

I Mm an author and I hired a formatter to take my pdf book and convert it to epub and mobi so I can sell the eBook on Amazon. I am not technical so please bear with me. The formatter sent me a draft ...
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What are serif and sans serif fonts on different ebook reading systems?

In epub and kindle css, you can specify a fallback font by specifying p {font-family: "Georgia", serif} h1 {font-family: "Helvetica", sans-serif} If various reading systems have defaults for ...
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Will I be able to read PDFs in Cyrillic on Kindle (classic)?

I have many PDF's in Russian, with embedded fonts. Will I be able to read them on my Kindle (classic) device?
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Installing own font & using it to read ebook

I have been looking for the possibility to install manually a font on an ebook-reader and use that font to display downloaded ebooks. I have not found any clear answer... The reason is as follows: ...
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How to change the font(s) used on a pdf, or improve how they are rendered?

I have an eBook (received from a university where I studied a couple of years back) that has a rather thin font. The text looks as shown in below image. This eBook was not published by the university ...
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How to update Chinese fonts on a Kindle Paperwhite registered at US Amazon?

Recently Amazon rolled out an update to Kindle Paperwhite(Generation 1) which added functionalities like vocabulary review, which are nice. However, one big problem I'm having is that it somehow ...
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What is the most popular font style for ebooks?

I can't even guess at how many font styles might exist, but it is a lot. What are the most communally used fonts in ebooks? Does it vary by language or region?
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Does Kindle (classic) support all embedded fonts in PDFs?

I have PDFs using many embedded fonts from many alphabets. Should I expect them to be viewed without any problems on Kindle, or only a part of them will be supported (for the most popular alphabets)?
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Any way to increase font size in Moon reader when reading pdf?

The font size when reading pdf in MoonReader is really small. Is there any way to increase it?
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Where should font licenses be embedded?

I am using a font that is licensed under the Open Font License which states: 2) Original or Modified Versions of the Font Software may be bundled, redistributed and/or sold with any software, ...
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Calibre to Kindle Book Transfer

I just bought a Kindle Paperwhite. I am having troubles transferring books from calibre to Kindle. The major problems that I face are as follows: Font size even after changing the PDF format to ...
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How do I ensure my Hebrew displays correctly in the Kindle apps and EPUB readers?

I've got text which is in English and Hebrew with vowels. This needs to display correctly, i.e. English left to right and Hebrew right to left with the correct placement of vowels in the iOS and ...
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How can I read Hebrew .docx files with their original fonts on a Kindle Paperwhite?

I have Hebrew documents (.docx file format) on a PC which I want to read on my Kindle Paperwhite with their original fonts (2 fonts). (i am not asking if Hebrew works - that's a separate discussion) ...
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How to perfectly convert and read malayalam ebooks on kindle?

I've heard that people read malayalam (മലയാളം) ebooks on kindle. Not the images placed in a PDF file. The file which we can read like normal ebook format (controlling the fontsize mainly). I tried ...
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How to install new font to Kindle 5.6.5

I have bought an Kindle paperwhite with version 5.6.5 and I want to know how to install new fonts to my device. I have seen that previously it was possible to just copy paste the font with a file and ...
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Can Kobo read Hebrew ePubs?

I noticed Kobo eReader does not have Hebrew in pre-installed languages. Can kobo read Hebrew ePub properly?
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I have a weird error on Sigil regarding my fonts

I use three fonts in my ebook. Two of them Sigil is okay with. However, the primary font is kicking the weirdest error. Every time I validate, Sigil gives me two errors for each member of the font ...
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How do I embed my own font (i.e designed by me) in an epub file?

How can I embed a font in an epub file? I'm using indesign to make my file for my book and need to know if my font will display properly or if it will display at all?
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Need suggestion on selecting the font type for self-publishing book

I just want to know what sort of fonts are appealing to the users, in book format and also in e-book format? I did the normal internet search and found lots of information, still most of them are ...
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Which is the best way to use ancient Greek fonts in an epub?

I would like to write short (ancient) Greek words in an ebook. I could just use the Greek letters, and they would appear in nearly all devices, but I would also add accents and spirits. As per this ...
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Maintain font color when changing background color in ebook

The chapter headings and some specific lines in the book are red font, which shows up fine in normal (white background) reading mode. But when toggling the kindle/e-reader to black or sepia background,...
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Create an e-book with Devanagari characters

I'm trying to create an e-book (in English) with Devanagari characters. I've transformed these particular characters into their unicode, so I do not have to use a Sanskrit font. The book was edited ...
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Tricky Conversion

I'm trying to best convert my book to an e-reader format, initially for Kindle, but I really want something that will display on any e-reader. My book includes a mix of both English and Korean and ...
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Phonetic IPA sounds problem to transfer to ePub format

I have the problem to transfer text with IPA symbols without losing them to ePub format. After formatting as ePub the symbols are not present. See the images: the others are just normal fonts and not ...
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Fonts malformed when extracted from epub files

I have an .epub from which I want to extract its embedded fonts. I've tried to unzip the .epub, and found the fonts in .otf and .ttf format in the OEBPS/Fonts directory; when I try to open some of ...
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How can I embed fonts in a kindle ebook (azw3/kf8)

I want to read a Microsoft Word document (.docx format) on my Kindle Paperwhite, with its original two fonts (every third paragraph has a different font from the rest of the document). How do I do ...
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.OTF vs. .TTF for embedding fonts in epub/kindle reading systems: which is better?

I am testing some of the Google free fonts for embedding in epub files (following directions from this article): The downloadable fonts are TTF, but the epub 3 spec says: Reading Systems with a ...
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Malayalam epub to Kindle format

There are some good Malayalam books in DCBooks for purchase. It's in epub format. Have to use DCBooks ebook reader application to read. I don't like to read in mobile ... I want this in Kindle. I ...
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Kindle Touch 4th Generation does not render published font correctly

I am using Calibre to create an ebook in Urdu language. The language is written from right to left. The whole book is in Unicode and uses UTF-8 encoding. If I open the book in TextEdit on Mac. Mac own ...
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what fonts to use for Adobe DE app on mobile devices?

I am testing an epub file which I rolled up on my own. (I.e., I didn't use InDesign). I deliberately did not specify a font for my ebook because the major ebook readers include their own fonts (or ...
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what native fonts are there on a kindle? [duplicate]

I would like to publish an ebook which uses different fonts, but I don't want neither to embed them in the .mobi file nor have the user download them. I am fairly sure that somewhere there should be ...
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Setting default ePub font in iBooks

I acquired a sample epub file from a client to use as a template for new epub files. When I open this file in iBooks (v 1.0.1), the paragraph text by default has the font Iowan, and the style ...