Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to bett n_)
I imagine that if you had to pull up the ePub in Sigil to tweak the css and xhtml sources to explicitly use the desired fonts that the fun would vanish pdq.
In Sigil, does the exported ePub view differently than within Adobe Digital Editions?
Did you create new paragraph styles within Pages that explicitly use the desired fonts previously used within InDesign?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 8:11 AM (in response to bett n_)
Pages can't embed fonts. If you do not use one of those already present on iOS, it will not be displayed.
InDesign can do that. So does iBooks Author (but this app does not produce .epub).
I think you can find some articles about embedding fonts for iBookstore epubs via a google search.
The fonts on iOS can be found at
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 7:21 AM (in response to bett n_)
bett n_ wrote:
I am trying to create an .epub that can be read on anything
The normal procedure for .epub ebooks is for the reader to select what font and font size he wants from a selection offered by the reader app. If you need to control those things yourself, then you may want to use the "fixed layout epub" format. I think you can find info on doing that pretty easily via a google search.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 4:51 AM (in response to bett n_)
You need to open the ePub in an archive program (they are just ZIP files) and add an XML file to the META-INF folder. This file should be named com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml and should have the following content:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
A mystery why Apple chose to do it this way, but this seems to work...although iBooks still seems to do some unnecessary font substitution, but it’s unlikely to affect you unless you’re doing something fancy like using a long s.
Edit: MobileRead Forums is a good place to find help with e-book formats.iBook, iOS 7.0.4