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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2013 12:36:40 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Aneta, this is a very old thread that refers to e-ink Kindles. Generally speaking they don't handle pdf files very well at all.

Posted on 3 Dec 2013 12:08:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Dec 2013 12:11:50 GMT
I'm not quite sure whether the discussion is relevant at all. If you get a pdf format book then all it (kindle) has to do is just display the content because the book has already been written in Polish, including Polish fonts and so the file should already contain an insert (embedded subset of a TrueType font / Osadzony podzewstaw czcionki) allowing your device to read the content regardless of the languages originally included in your Kindle. You can check it by opening the document on your computer and going to Properties and Fonts. If you were to write something yourself that's when you'd probably require it or a specific program on your Kindle, to support fonts in a desired language. If you ask the support they will not confirm unless the kindle is fully functional in the language you are after but it doesn't necessarily mean that it will not display the files correctly. It is more important to check with the ebook provider whether the files you are about to download include the subset (will display the fonts), but I guess, pdf files in most cases if not all, will.

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 12:59:25 BDT
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Posted on 17 Apr 2012 12:58:03 BDT
P. F. May says:
Most people get their Kindle books by buying them from Amazon via the Kindle store.
Please be aware that Polish is not a language that is accepted by Amazon for Kindle books.
From the Kindle Publishers FAQ

Supported Languages
Authors and publishers can upload and sell books to customers in the Kindle Store worldwide which are written in these languages:

* English
* French
* German
* Spanish
* Portuguese
* Italian
* Catalan
* Galician
* Basque

We're unable to support character-based languages or entries (including Eastern European characters, Japanese letters, Russian characters, etc.). We are working to add this option in the future.

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 00:20:49 BDT
Pikachu says:
It's funny as the Kindle comes prepackaged with a book that helps you learn Polish with all fonts, alphabet and the rest, and yet we are unsure whether you can actually read a damn book of it! I would love to buy my Mum one for her birthday but only if I can get Polish books on it. Does the new Kindle Touch allow for Polish books??

Posted on 21 Jan 2012 17:50:45 GMT
Hippocratia says:
I downloaded a sample of a Polish book from Amazon onto my Kindle Keyboard, and as far as I can tell it displays Polish characters properly. However, Amazon UK only has a small selection of Polish books on offer - less than 100 at the moment.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2012 02:45:26 GMT
Gerard says:
Kindle didnt read polish fonts in any file, I return it ang get nook simple touch.E pub and pdf support polish fonts.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2011 20:48:55 GMT
PapaBooje says:
Mr. Roman Lech - you should know that Cyrillic letters have nothing to do with Polish letters.

Posted on 28 Nov 2010 21:54:57 GMT
Trailgirl says:
Hi there,Tomasz
I am sorry, I haven't got a clue how to do that. If noone else replies, perhaps you could email Amazon Support (Go to: Help>Contact Us).

Posted on 28 Nov 2010 15:40:30 GMT
Hello,

Do you know how to put Polish characters in the notes ?
Thanks

Posted on 21 Nov 2010 16:59:17 GMT
Trailgirl says:
Hi again!
I have asked Amazon support again and they have replied as follows:"I can confirm that the Kindle will display Polish characters and you will be able to review Polish content on the device."

Posted on 21 Nov 2010 08:49:12 GMT
Trailgirl says:
Hello Emil,
I received 2 emails from Amazon, by 2 different people. One said "Kindle 3G currently does not support Polish characters." and another one said "I have reviewed our previous correspondence with you and would like to offer my sincere apologies for the misunderstanding. The Kindle will display Polish characters and you will be able to review Polish content on the device. Once again, I apologise for the misunderstanding and thank you for your interest in Kindle."

Posted on 20 Nov 2010 18:51:56 GMT
Hello everybody
I have question Ms Parys says "Kindle supports polish fonts" but I'm little bit confused I received 2 e-mails from amazon and they wrote to me "Kindle doesn't support polish font". You think they don't know specification product which they sell?
If you help me be great because I would like buy Kindle device fore my husband for Christmas :)

Posted on 18 Nov 2010 16:45:40 GMT
Ms Parys says:
To start with:
http://bookini.pl/index.php?t=authors&p=g
http://www.bezkartek.pl/
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
So Far I have downloaded some from gutenberg only.

Posted on 13 Nov 2010 09:18:16 GMT
Trailgirl says:
Thank you for checking, Ms Parys! Whereabouts could I get the books? My dad would like it for Xmas ;-)
(btw.When I wrote to Amazon again, I got another reply saying that it indeed does support Polish fonts!)

Posted on 11 Nov 2010 23:06:46 GMT
Ms Parys says:
Yes it supports polish fonts OK, both books and browser is just fine - tested it myself. You can get few ebooks from Poland in mobi format.

Posted on 10 Nov 2010 12:24:15 GMT
Trailgirl says:
No. Kindle 3G does not support Polish characters. I have received this reply from kindle-support-uk@amazon.co.uk :
"Kindle 3G currently does not support Polish characters. Kindle can display Cyrillic (such as Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean characters in addition to Latin and Greek scripts for certain file types."

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2010 18:15:48 GMT
Roman Lech says:
cryllic takes care of polish lettering too

Posted on 22 Aug 2010 17:03:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Aug 2010 17:03:59 BDT
D. Pybus says:
I'm not sure it can use Polish. It does state on the Kindle 3 that it can display these fonts though.

Support for New Characters
Kindle can now display Cyrillic (such as Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean characters in addition to Latin and Greek scripts.

So unless Polish was already supported on the old Kindle I don't think so.

Initial post: 22 Aug 2010 16:27:29 BDT
Does the Kindle Wireless Reading Device support Polish fonts to read Polish books
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