Kobo eReader Gains New Fonts, Adjustable Margins, Line Spacing, Justification

Not sold on the Kindle? If you're head over heels for the Kobo eReader Touch Edition, there's actually a good bit of good news to share. The company's continuing the update process surrounding the device, with a new v1.9.5 firmware update that allows substantial customization with new font, margin and layout options.  Below are highlights of the updates:

* Personalize Your Reading Experience by Adding New Fonts: The new firmware allows users to add their own fonts easily and quickly for total personalization.  Simply create a new Font directory on the Touch Edition using your laptop, netbook or desktop computer, then drag custom fonts into the Font folder.  Nook and Kindle don’t offer the ability to add fonts and personalize the reading experience in this manner.

* Get Five Additional New Fonts Automatically:  For those who don’t want to add fonts by sideloading, update 1.9.5 gives/offers five additional fonts – Amasis, Delima, Felbridge, Gil Sans and Rockwell – to the devices initial two fonts (Avenir and Georgia) – now there is a total of seven font options, each with 25 sizes, not including the add your own fonts/personalization option.

* Line Spacing, Margin and Justification Control: The Kobo eReader Touch Edition’s redesigned font menu now includes the ability to change the font face, font size, line spacing, margins, justification (off, left, full) and the ability to turn off Kobo styling so users can truly customize how they read.
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