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As Donald points out in his answer, (new) devices would have to support SVG 'images' as support for SVG is specified in the EPUB 3.0 standard. For line drawings, but also for zoomable images (maps come to mind), this is a vastly superior format over any pixel based file format. How soon that adaptation will happen will be influenced by how easy it is to ...


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The ePub 3.0 standard specifically names SVG as one of the core media types to be supported. The 2.0 standard also names SVG as one of the supported types in the img tag documentation. So any device supporting ePub would have to be able to handle an SVG image, which is the vast majority.


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The short answer is no, and I don't expect there to be anything like that with a single recommendation. The reason is that different input material is better rendered in different image file formats. All material handles well in non-lossy formats (among others most of the TIFF formats, PNG), however such format produce large files. When you look at space ...


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In principle a CDF could be embedded in an EPUB3 file, but it would not bring you much. You would need a reader that knows how to extract it and play it and those are currently not available. For viewing (playing?) a CDF you need to download and install software. This a problem for acceptance, a problem that Wolfram would have avoided if they could, e.g. by ...


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If you are comfortable making HTML from your Word documents, I was able to print Hebrew text strings to Kindle KF8/Fire (phrases, not whole documents) using HTML with CSS tags. @font-face { font-family: 'Hebrew'; src: url('.../Path/HebrewFont.ttf'); } p.hb { font-family: 'Hebrew', serif; } In your HTML, you need to call the .hb class in your P ...


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The 2014.1 version of the "Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines" indicates support for many SVG elements -- including -- see page 26. I'm not entirely sure whether the svg can include embedded bitmaps though. Also, http://epubtest.org/compare/ has some entries for device support by svg feature. Significantly I note that Kindle data has not been filled in, ...


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This article from 2013 says: for some reason, SVG image support in modern products is still a kind of an afterthought, and it shows. The EPUB standards authors were nice enough to include support for these files in the EPUB standards, which is great in principle, yet they included content negotiation mechanisms so that SVG support is still technically ...


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I use ADE for basic testing for years and must say it is not the best tool on the market. The problem is its development is rather hectic and releases are often a bit unstable, full of tiny but annoying bugs. As for fonts, you are right with the default serif/sans-serif fonts. It depends on the rendering engine―try to display the same file from the ePub in ...


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I'm just speculating wildly here, but the first thing you need to do is to specify 2 fonts which you know for sure are supported on the Paperwhite. Kindle Personal Documents Service does some strange things. I'm not sure if it even reads font information from MS Word. It certainly will not embed fonts automatically from MS Word. However, if it is able to ...


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