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Alternative Kindle Fonts

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Tested on firmware 3.2.1 and Kindle Keyboard. The fonts should work fine on any jailbroken Kindle, but I have only tested them on the Kindle 3 Wi-Fi.

I tried to get the Georgia2 fonts from a previous jailbreak to work but I had all sorts of problems with the Kindle locking up and not being able to enter the settings screen, so I decided to edit the font myself. In the process I edited several other fonts. The archive contains bolder, more legible versions of them:

The Fonts

Prerequisites

  1. Your jailbroken Kindle 3 Keyboard: follow the steps found here to jailbreak.
  2. The font hack: follow the steps found here to install it (there are a bunch of other useful hacks on that page worth checking out as well)
Install the fonts
  1. Plug your Kindle into the USB port if it isn't already
  2. Expand the fonts.tar archive
  3. Copy all the .ttf files from the folder of the font you'd like (the files are named: Serif_Regular.ttf, Serif_Italic.ttf, Serif_Bold.ttf, Serif_BoldItalic.ttf)
  4. Paste them into K:\linkfonts\fonts\ (where K:\ is your Kindle)
  5. Eject your Kindle and go to MENU > Settings. Once in the settings menu click MENU > Restart Kindle
  6. Once your Kindle has rebooted it will have the new font

For help please consult the Mobile Read thread.