What fonts can be printed in PDF ebooks
Cop-e-boox supports three basic fonts for typesetting to PDF ebooks:
- "serif"—this is Times Roman and is used for body text
- "sans-serif"—this is Arial and is used for all titles (e.g. book titles, chapters,
sections, figures, tables)
- "monospace"—this is Courier and is used for computer code such as the names of
These three fonts can be printed by all typesetting
software (FO processors) on any computer operating system—whether it's
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux or another system.
You can print more types of fonts in PDF, so you are not restricted to only three typefaces.
This depends on setting up your typesetting software so that it recognises the standard
that your computer operating system supports. There are a few main
issues that affect what fonts you can add to your typesetting software:
- Find out what fonts are on your operating system—there should be a directory containing
all the font files, such as True Type Fonts (TTF), Open Type Fonts (OTF) and other
- Read through the technical documentation of your typesetting software to see what types
of font formats the software supports—these might include Adobe formats as well as TTF and
- Your typesetting software will likely have a system file that contains descriptions of
the supported fonts. It may be possible to modify this file to add new fonts, where you
specify the location of specific font files on your operating system and give names to
those new fonts. It is those names that you can specify in cop-e-boox, as well as the
three basic font names listed above.
To add new fonts, please refer to your typesetting software documentation or contact the
distributor for technical support.