Reading Tibetan with Kindle Paperwhite w/o jailbreaking

15 10月

This is the English version of the Chinese post.

Kindle Paperwhite can support all UTF fonts w/o jailbreaking, including Tibetan. Below are the steps:

  1. Mount the Paperwhite
  2. Create the file USE_ALT_FONTS in the mounted volume.
  3. Create the folder fonts in the mounted volume, and add fonts consisting of all the following (where Font is the name of your font):
    • Font-Regular.ttf (.otf is also supported for the files)
    • Font-Bold.ttf
    • Font-Italic.ttf
    • Font-BoldItalic.ttf
  4. Restart the device
  5. You may need to clear the font cache by searching on the home screen for ;fc-cache and then restarting.

You can choose any UTF-8 Tibetan fonts. There is a Tibetan fonts wiki page on Digital Tibetan website.

Here is my result (My firmware version is



Posted by 于 十月 15, 2014 in 每日杂谈



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