I thought jailbreaking would be required to install custom fonts on the Kindle Paperwhite, but a recent Kindle firmware update silently added support for accessing custom fonts.
This writeup walks through installing custom fonts on a few devices. A few simple steps will get you through it:
- Mount the Paperwhite.
- Create the file
USE_ALT_FONTSin the mounted volume.
- Create the folder
fontsin the mounted volume, and add fonts consisting of all the following (where
Fontis the name of your font):
.otfis also supported for the files)
- Restart the device (Hamburger > Settings > Hamburger > Restart)
- You may need to clear the font cache by searching on the home screen for
;fc-cacheand then restarting.
You can find your Mac’s fonts in one of a few places:
Although I love reading in Georgia, it doesn’t render wonderfully on the Paperwhite, so the hunt is on for better typography.