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Initial post: Jul 1, 2012 8:55:07 PM PDT
The Kindle has the option to change font, so does the Stanza app Amazon bought out, yet none of the Kindle apps for iOS or Android have that option. Seems strange to me, as changing font is a basic function for any reading app.
Posted on Jul 1, 2012 9:24:30 PM PDT
Are you sure? The K4PC app has an Aa option in the bar above the page. You have to have a book open in order to change the font.
No one has ever complained before about not being able to change fonts.
Posted on Jul 1, 2012 9:57:57 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 1, 2012 9:58:33 PM PDT
I don't use the Kindle for PC app, but neither Android nor iOS have options to change the font.
Lots of others have complained about this problem.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2012 10:19:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 1, 2012 10:20:57 PM PDT
I realized that you weren't using K4PC, but I didn't express myself correctly.
People have not complained about not changing fonts on the Kindle boards. I've been helping out her for over 2 years and have never seen that complaint. I don't read other forums to search out Kindle problems.
The reading app on the Kindle Fire is an android app, and it offers font changes.
I wish you the best of luck. Did you contact CS and ask them directly?
Posted on Jul 1, 2012 10:42:55 PM PDT
Yes I did, and got a non-answer stating only that they would look into it. I'm shocked you haven't seen more people complain about it. A reading app is only as good as the reading experience, and fonts are crucial to that experience.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2012 10:55:55 PM PDT
I agree. My Kindles and the app would be useless to me without the font size option.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012 8:37:38 AM PDT
Android app has font size option, just not font style option.
Posted on Jul 2, 2012 8:47:36 AM PDT
I. Q. Enfinger says:
My Kindle Touch has the font option only on certain books. Is there like an option to change the font size for any and all books?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012 9:12:31 AM PDT
I use the android app on a Toshiba Thrive. I can change font size in Kindle books.
Posted on Jul 2, 2012 11:17:48 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 2, 2012 11:18:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 2, 2012 11:18:43 AM PDT
I want to change font, not font size. I didn't say a word about size.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012 12:40:14 PM PDT
Posted on Jul 3, 2012 8:30:25 PM PDT
I wrote Jeff Bezos and got another non-answer. It seems like Amazon is working hard to ignore this issue.
Posted on Sep 6, 2012 2:00:44 PM PDT
I'm having the same issue. More and more books are showing up in an UGLY sanserif font and I'm on the verge of simply returning them as I find them unreadable as-is.
Posted on Oct 2, 2012 1:50:36 PM PDT
Nancy Morris says:
I have a Toshiba Thrive, and have downloaded several free books to test the Kindle app.I was able to simply pinch the screen to increase the font size. Last night I downloaded the new book by Jessie J, and the font cannot be increased, by pinching or by the non-existent "tap the center of the page option" on a help site. It is locked into a microscopic font. If this cannot be corrected, I will not be purchasing another ebook. (For some reason, this book cannot be read on a PC, I tried that). Any help or explanations would be appreciated.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 9:32:39 AM PST
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P. Murphy says:
This thread is about changing the font, not changing the font size. However, one of the options that should exist is changing the font size. Just look for it in some sort of options that may have the icon of "Aa".
THIS IS ABOUT CHANGING THE FONT - NOT FONT SIZE. ON A NON-KINDLE DEVICE. THAT INCLUDES ALL ANDROID DEVICES WITH KINDLE FOR ANDROID INSTALLED.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 9:34:40 AM PST
Nancy posted almost 2 months ago.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 9:37:54 AM PST
P. Murphy says:
True, but the problem of changing the font still exists. I just got an Android device and ran into the same issue. This thread is riddled with a constant missing-of-the-question. In the pursuit of an answer or a solution to the real question, let's not go round and round about a different question. So Meya, do you have a solution?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 10:02:21 AM PST
If you can't change the font in a book, it is because the publisher has formatted it that way. There is no solution that I can post here.
Posted on Nov 26, 2012 10:38:19 AM PST
Lindsay Carrie says:
You can now change the fonts on the iPad and iPhone apps, so I am pleased. I don't know what took them so long, but at least they got it right.
Posted on Dec 5, 2012 8:51:08 AM PST
I also find the inability to change the font (type NOT size) in Kindle for Android extremely annoying. A number of Amazon Kindle books I have purchased have turned out to have a very unreadable sans serif font which cannot be changed, rendering the books a poor purchase. What is the rationale behind preventing font changes e.g you cannot use special dyslexic fonts.
Posted on Dec 16, 2012 11:57:13 AM PST
Lewis Wray says:
I also found the inability to change the font type to be annoying. I solved this problem by buying my ebooks from google play and now use the play book reader.
Posted on Dec 18, 2012 7:10:42 PM PST
Chris Riley says:
I am another person who really wants to be able to choose what font (typeface) the kindle app uses. It is beyond me why this isn't built in like it is on the physical kindle devices. Ideally we would be able to install the .ttf file to use.
Posted on Dec 28, 2012 2:30:09 PM PST
J. Reader says:
This is the first thing I noticed about the Kindle app on my Samsung android tablet - lack of ability to select different fonts. The default font tires my eyes very quickly (increasing size helps a little). The NOOK app also has only one font - but it is MUCH nicer and easier on the eye. It's a shame because otherwise the Kindle app is superior to the NOOK app. I'll have to buy my ebooks somewhere else.
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