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Kindle Font Sizes - Virtually the definitive guide!
« on: November 01, 2008, 07:16:38 PM »
I have done a direct comparison of the font sizes on the Kindle vs. the printed page. I printed the page from my iMac onto my Okidata Laserjet, using Pages (the iWork word processor) and using Times New Roman (regular text, not bold) as the font. I printed the font in several sizes, increasing by 2pts from 8 point to 30 point. This is what I found:

The smallest Kindle font - 1 is slightly smaller than 8pt, more like 7 point.




Kindle font size 2 is exactly 8 point.




Kindle font size 3 is exactly 10 point.




Kindle font size 4 is slightly larger than 10 point, more like 11 point.




Kindle font size 5 is exactly 12 point.




The largest font, Kindle font size 6 is exactly 16 point.
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Re: Kindle Font Sizes - Virtually the definitive guide!
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008, 12:50:39 AM »
Wow. I am impressed with the amount of time you put into this. I hate alrge print, so I just automatically put it to the smallest font setting.
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Re: Kindle Font Sizes - Virtually the definitive guide!
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008, 02:33:19 AM »
Gee RS, it must be nice to still have eyes.  ;)
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Re: Kindle Font Sizes - Virtually the definitive guide!
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008, 03:18:10 AM »
Thanks, Pidgeon! I will change the info in my FAQ!

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Re: Kindle Font Sizes - Virtually the definitive guide!
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008, 04:43:03 AM »
Great job!  And kudos to Leslie for constantly updating her FAQ with new info.  Another great advantage of digital books!!

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