Managing Fonts in eBooks

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Managing Fonts in eBooks

Be warned that fonts in ePUB and Kindle eBooks are a tricky subject. The majority of eBook readers and apps actually prefer to allow the user to set the base font, rather than the author. Many, including Apple iBooks®, will let the user change the base font displayed even if you set it yourself. The fonts available on eBook readers are also often limited and different from those available on computers.


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Always set font size encoding to percent or ems for in HTML Export Options for eBooks. Otherwise the user will not be able to adjust font size on many devices.

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