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Re: ebook format

From: Oliver Corff
Subject: Re: ebook format
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 10:25:40 +0200
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On 16/06/2021 08:56, Dave Kemper wrote:

On 6/10/21, Deri <> wrote:
Just out of interest, why do you dismiss pdf format for reading on the kindle? 
I find you have
greater control over the way you want it to look using groff and pdf.
As a creator, that may have some appeal.  But most readers won't be
happy with this, because it means they can no longer resize the type
and have the page adjust appropriately.  (They could if the device
understood raw groff, but I'd be surprised if that were an option on
any commercial tablet.)

Actually, a surprising number of ebook readers runs on some kind of
linux, so running groff should be possible.

As an alternative to disabling kerning, instructing groff to embed all
the fonts in the PDF ("-e" option of gropdf, thus "-P -e" to groff)
may help with this.  With this, the page should display identically
across all viewers and devices.

Thank you for the suggestion, I'll try that.


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