Kindle Vs. Iliad: Native text
Detail shot: iLiad on top, Kindle on the bottom. I think we have a clear winner here folks.
For the record: The Kindle’s default typeface, as mentioned previously in this blog, is Caecilia. The iLiad’s font is a bit ambiguous: from what I’ve read online, it’s either Bitstream Vera Sans or DejaVu Sans. DejaVu is really just an extension of Bitstream Vera, so it doesn’t matter that much which if them is the actual thing. Bitstream Vera was designed by Jim Lyles, and is very similar to an earlier Bitstream design of his: Prima. Interestingly, when I ran a sample through myfonts.com’s WhatTheFont typeface identifier, the colsest result was in fact Prima Sans.
Both Vera and Dejavu are open-source projects. Wikipedia says DejaVu family is being used a lot as the default typefaces on Linux systems.