Fonts of electronic books

At the reading of the book (if it is not format DJVU or PDF) you can adjust a font size and font family. Thus some kinds of a font will be read conveniently and easily, others will be badly perceived.

The bright, beautiful, well perceived font first of all is necessary for long comfortable reading of books. One of properties of human vision is bad perception of colour, of small or thin details. Therefore visually thin fonts are perceived by more grey, than bold fonts. At each electronic book initially there is a set from several fonts that the user could choose what approaches it more. Usually default set use fonts Arial and Times.

There is a possibility of downloading of the user fonts of format TTF in some models of electronic books. It is very confortable. You can use such fonts, which most of all will be pleasant to you and directly copy from a folder Windows/fonts (or from the Internet) to them in the e-reader. It is possible to download a special set of fonts and from our site.

Anit-aliasing font function


The software of certain model of the electronic book can have or not have function of anti-aliasing of fonts. If function of anti-aliasing is not present (or it is off) every symbol looks like black colour on white without semitones on the screen. Thus direct horizontal and vertical lines of each character print accurately and beautifully, and the bent and inclined lines of characters are traced by "stairs".

If function of anti-aliasing of a font is support, the bent and inclined edges of characters appear semitones and from it become more smooth. Visually letters become more beautiful also the text is better perceived. This function takes away resources from the microprocessor of the e-book reader and the text with the included anti-aliasing is displayed slightly more slowly, but for an eye such delay practically is not appreciable.

Font kerning

Font kerning

Kerning is changing of the distance between certain pairs of symbols to improve visual perception of the font. This option implies individual work with each pair of letters and the selection of their lokation, depending on the selected font . When kerning is activated, some pairs of symbols (such as , W-A, A-V, У - Д in the top row of the figure) to approach each other. Distance between the contours of the letters in the word are less than others , but visually it is perceived more harmoniously than equal distances between the symbols (the bottom line in the figure).

Carry the words in the text

Carry the words in the text

Not all models of electronic books have function of support of carry the words in the text by national language rules. In the presence of such function the text is distributed on the screen in regular intervals, the long words which are not located at line, break carrying over on two parts. In the absence of function of support of carrying over the text on the screen contains it is disproportionate the big emptiness. To read such text certainly it is possible, but for an eye it is not very pleasant.

Footnotes on page

Сноски на странице текста

Some models of e-book readers at reading in formats MOBI, PRC, FB2 allow to deduce footnotes to the text at the bottom of current page. It is very comfortable and as much as possible approaches reading of an electronic variant of the book to the paper book. In other models of e-readers it is necessary to flip through the book text up to the end, to read the footnotes , and then to come back to that page on which there was a footnote. The part of models of electronic books at all does not show footnotes. As a particular model of devices for reading processes footnotes can be found in the summary table of parameters.



What to read?

Robert J. Sawyer "Wake". Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a mathematics genius - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes. While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something - some other - lurking in the background. And it's getting more and more intelligent with each passing day. The first of a spellbinding future history trilogy that charts what will happen when the world's first first, and superior, artificial-intelligence is born in the web.

What to read?

Cecelia Ahern "PS, I Love You". A wonderfully warm and heartfelt debut from a stunning new talent. Everyone needs a guardian angel! Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other's sentences and even when they fought, they laughed. No one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other. Until the unthinkable happens...

Stephen King "Mr Mercedes". A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who's haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular - the pre-dawn slaughter of eight people among hundreds gathered in line for the opening of a jobs fair when the economy was guttering out. Without warning, a lone driver ploughed through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes. The plot is kicked into gear when Bill Hodges receives a letter in the mail, from a man claiming to be the perpetrator. He taunts Hodges with the notion that he will strike again. Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing that from happening...

To find these books, check out the "e-library".

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