How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite provides a book-like reading experience, even in direct sunlight. In addition to e-books, you can also send documents and web pages to your Kindle. You have various options to customize your reading experience, such as changing the font style.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

Built-in options exist to change fonts on Kindle devices. However, in this post, we will explain how to add custom fonts to your Kindle. These steps are applicable to Kindle Paperwhite (6th generation and higher), Kindle Scribe, and Kindle Oasis variants.

After the 2018 release of firmware version 5.9.6, you can add your own fonts to your Kindle device. The default font styles that come with a Kindle model are as follows: Amazon Ember, Baskerville, Bookerly, Caecilia, Caeciia Condensed, Futura, Helvetica, OpenDyslexic, Palatino, and Publisher Font. To download additional fonts, you can visit websites like Google Fonts, DaFont, or Fontspace on your computer and transfer the fonts to your Kindle. Make sure the font file is either OpenType (OTF) or TrueType (TTF) since Kindle only supports these two file types. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to download and install custom fonts on your Kindle Paperwhite.

Step 1: Download your chosen font and save it on your computer. If it’s in a ZIP file, extract its contents into a folder.

Step 2: Connect your Kindle to your computer using a USB cable. Use the original Amazon cable that came with your device, if possible.

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Step 3: Open Finder on your Mac and navigate to the Kindle option in the left menu.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

On a Windows PC, open File Explorer by pressing the Windows + E keyboard shortcut and select Kindle from the left sidebar.

Step 4: In the Finder on Mac or File Explorer on Windows, select the Fonts folder.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

Step 5: Copy the TTF or OTF files of your downloaded font and paste them in the Fonts folder.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

Disconnect your Kindle after transferring the content.

To select a transferred font on your Kindle Paperwhite or other Kindle models, follow these steps:

1. Open a book on your Kindle and tap the top-left corner of the page.

2. Tap the Aa Font icon at the top Menu Bar.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

Step 3: Select the Font tab at the bottom.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

Step 4: Tap Font Family.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

Step 5: Select the custom font you installed, Monsterrat.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

Here are some fonts we suggest for your Kindle Paperwhite:

– Georgia

– ChareInk

– AvenirNext

– Literata

– Verdana

To download these fonts, visit the mentioned websites on your Kindle Paperwhite.

If custom fonts installed on your Kindle device aren’t working, here are some troubleshooting methods to fix the issue.

1. Purchase Books Only From Amazon

Custom fonts installed on your Kindle will only function with books purchased from the Amazon Kindle store. They won’t work with manually installed e-books.

2. No Support for Enhanced Typesetting

Enhanced Typesetting allows you to customize your reading experience, including changing font style and enabling page turn animation. To use these features, your e-book must be in EPUB, MOBI, DOC, DOCX, or HTML file formats.

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Ensure that you have the latest version of Kindle firmware on your device. Here’s how to check and update it.

Step 1: Tap the downward facing arrow at the top of your Kindle.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

Step 2: Select All Settings from the Menu Bar.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

Step 3: Tap the three dots at the top-right corner.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

Step 4: Tap Update Your Kindle.

How to Install Custom Fonts on Kindle Paperwhite

If the option is greyed out, it runs the latest software version.

Use New Font for E-books

You can customize the fonts on your Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, and Kindle Scribe to read your favorite books with your preferred font. If your children use a Kindle, you can set up parental controls to manage the type of books they can access and control your spending on the device.

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