Better Kindle Fonts

Tested on firmware 3.2.1 and Kindle Keyboard (Wi-Fi). 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 the following fonts:

Font Face Style Screenshot
Bembo Serif View Sample
Constantia Serif View Sample
Droid Serif Serif View Sample
Georgia Serif View Sample
Georgia2 Serif View Sample
ITC New Baskerville Serif View Sample
Linux Biolinum Sans-serif View Sample
Linux Libertine Serif View Sample
Miller Serif View Sample
Minion Pro Serif View Sample
Palatino Serif View Sample
Times New Roman Serif View Sample

Download

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Fonts for Kindle
(5.19 MB .zip file)

Installation

Before you can use these fonts you must first jailbreak your Kindle. Follow the steps found here to do so.

Then you'll need to install the font hack. Follow the steps found here to do so. There are a bunch of other useful hacks on that page as well, check them out!

Now your Kindle is ready for 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