Useful Stuff to Know » article » Easy Font Tweak for Sony PRS-350 and PRS-650 » Nov 17, 11:51 PM

Easy Font Tweak for Sony PRS-350 and PRS-650

It seems the Sony Reader has only one default font, similar to Times New Roman. Actually it has another that looks like Verdana or Arial. To access that font, you can either:

1) Create an RTF ebook via WordPad, Word, or Textedit and set the font to arial, verdana, or helvetica, and load that straight onto the reader. RTF is an excellent format if you don’t need pictures.

2) Convert a book into ePub via Calibre, and in the “Extra CSS” box under “Look & Feel” just add the following:

*{font-family: sans-serif;}

If you prefer light text on a black background, add this instead:

*{font-family: sans-serif; background: #000000; color: #FFFFFF}

And if you want that text in bold, to make it even more readable:

*{font-family: sans-serif; background: #000000; color: #FFFFFF; font-weight: bold}

If you want to install other fonts onto the reader, follow the instructions here

My method takes less CSS and doesn’t require installation of fonts, but only lets you read in one built-in non-serif font.