I've got a customer asking if an e-book license is required for publishing a book using Kindle Kids' Book Creator. I was unable to determine from their documentation if the fonts are embedded in e-book formats or if they're rendered images or vectors. I've seen lots of picture books on Kindle where the fonts weren't embedded so I think they're probably not embedded. Does anyone know anything about this system?Kindle Kids' Book CreatorKindle Kids' Book Creator PDF manual
Embedding fonts into KF8 book?
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From reading more of the forum it seems like the Kindle Kids' Book Creator application has an option to embed fonts and maybe the user is prompted during the publishing process. It doesn't seem like it's a option that can be chosen during the creation process.
The KF8 format does support bitmap-based image-fonts, but it is a bit of a hack, intended for quick and dirty republishing of old print books. Not a sane route for embedding digital fonts when publishing new material in modern workflows.
Kindle Kids' Book Creator Documentation
2.6.9 Adding a Font
All of the embedded fonts contained in your kids' book appear on the Text Toolbar. To add an additional embedded font, select Tools > Add Font. Accepted file types are .ttf and .otf. The newly added font name appears in the Text Toolbar.
1.1 Supported Page Formats
You can add pages to your book from a PDF file or by converting images. The Kindle Kids’ Book Creator accepts single or multi-page source files in .pdf, .jpg/.jpeg, .tif/.tiff, .ppm, or .png formats.