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Smaller fonts



  • Official comment
    Boox Service Team


    Thanks for your post! Apology for all the inconvenience has caused!

    If you read PDFs, the font size and spacing might be unable to adjust the texts tightly as you expected. However, if you read the other format documents, such as doc, txt, and so on, you can tap "Format" to change the font size in "Typeface" and line spacing & paragraph spacing in "Spacing Style".

    Thanks for your attention!

  • John

    Yes, I am aware I can make the font size smaller, and I am talking about epub and mobi format ebooks. But even changing the sliders to the smallest setting doesn't give me (and other users, there are many topics post about this issue on the internet) the expected results. Like I mentioned, please compare the smallest font size and spacing of the Kindle app, or Moon reader app, or Koreader, and you'll see Neoreader should have the option to make it much smaller than it is now.

  • Willemsendennis

    What helped me is using pinch to zoom it smaller. Without it is unacceptable!

  • Paul P.

    Michelle/Boox -- Really, that's a terrible answer. 

    John is right.  This is not an acceptable situation.

    I have an old Barnes and Noble Nook with a case I had to pry off to fix a broken off switch.  So that Nook is in two pieces and cumbersome to hold, but I still refer reading on it to reading on the Boox, because I can set the font smaller on epubs, and thus read more on a page.  Your smallest font is WAY TOO BIG. 

    I like the Boox Poke2 I have -- the size is good and the interface is very good.  But the fonts are too large.  I should be able to get twice as much on a single page as I get.

    Look at what your competition provides in the English-language readers market.  Set the font to the smallest size.  You'll see that your smallest font is gargantuan compared to theirs.  It breaks your product.

    If you think the smallest font anyone would want is an 9pt font, then provide a 8pt and a 6pt as well, because someone will want that.  Do not bottom out for no reason.

    ALSO when you provide your font list, please sort them somehow so we can tell if something isn't there.  I've scrolled through looking for a condensed, serif font and though I didn't see it cannot really be sure it's not there somewhere, because the font list seems to be unordered.

  • Paul P.

    Willemsendennis -- You're right!  If you zoom out when reading an epub, you can get arbitrarily small fonts.  From my standpoint this is the answer and the fix.  The font size picker should still be fixed, but as is, if you set any font size, you can pinch zoom to reduce it to a tiny one and cram a LOT more text on the screen.

    This sound counter-intuitive, but if you try it, you'll immediately see that the zoom function in the epub reader is not like a normal zoom -- it's really a font size modifier.


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