What's the best Kindle font?

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June 12th, 2018, 5:24 am #1

I just got a Kindle Paperwhite and these are the font choices:

Amazon Ember
Baskerville
Bookerly
Caecilia
Caecilia Condensed
Futura
Helvetica
OpenDyslexic
Palatino

Note that I am not dyslexic.

What is the best font? I am not the sort to ever use the second best - of anything. So please tell me the best font. Thanks.
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June 12th, 2018, 6:37 am #2

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June 12th, 2018, 6:40 am #3

Horace, I also have the Paperwhite. I never altered the font that came with it from the factory, which is Bookerly. I don't know what you're looking for when you say "best", but I find it is very clear and presents no problems.

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June 12th, 2018, 7:04 am #4

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June 12th, 2018, 8:22 am #5

5 years in with a paperwhite and I never changed the default.
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June 12th, 2018, 12:01 pm #6

I'd weight in, but I won't.
I cite irreconcilable differences.
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June 12th, 2018, 12:05 pm #7

8 years with whatever the iPad default is. I think it varies by book.
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June 12th, 2018, 12:07 pm #8

If the Kindle offers Wingdings, use that one! It's even better than Comic Sans.
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June 12th, 2018, 1:32 pm #9

Aqua Letifer wrote:I'd weight in, but I won't.
Weight in? As in font weight? Is that a clue? C'mon man I NEED THE BEST FONT.
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June 12th, 2018, 1:35 pm #10

jon-nyc wrote:5 years in with a paperwhite and I never changed the default.
Your paperwhite is 5 years old? It must be pathetic compared to mine - which is new. I'm sorry about your decrepit paperwhite, jon. But I don't want you to feel badly about your dinosaur technology - please think of it as an antique piece of electronics. That will make you feel better about its inferiority as a reading device.
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June 12th, 2018, 1:36 pm #11

Default. Use iPad now not kindle. May fire up kindle for some oceanfront activity.
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June 12th, 2018, 2:45 pm #12


I use the factory default Bookerly, it works fine.

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June 12th, 2018, 3:25 pm #13

Bookerly was specifically designed for e-readers so it's probably a good choice. I'm using mine in landscape mode with low line spacing.
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June 12th, 2018, 4:08 pm #14

Regarding the font for dyslexics, apparently the idea of the idea is better than the idea itself:
wrote:Two studies have investigated the effect of specialized fonts used with students with dyslexia. Rello and Baeza-Yates (2013) measured eye-tracking recordings of Spanish readers (aged 11–50) with dyslexia and found that OpenDyslexic did not significantly improve reading time nor shorten eye fixation.[5] In her master's thesis, Leeuw (2010) compared Arial and Dyslexie with 21 Dutch students with dyslexia and found Dyslexie did not lead to faster reading, but may help with some dyslexic-related errors.[6]
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June 12th, 2018, 6:50 pm #15

Aqua Letifer wrote:I'd weight in, but I won't.
Dude, that's bold!
You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you before?
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June 12th, 2018, 6:51 pm #16

Klaus wrote:If the Kindle offers Wingdings, use that one! It's even better than Comic Sans.
Symbol is not too bad either
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June 12th, 2018, 10:49 pm #17

Nunatax wrote:
Aqua Letifer wrote:I'd weight in, but I won't.
Dude, that's bold!
<strong>words indeed! Cranked up to 900!
I cite irreconcilable differences.
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