Personally, I wouldn't be too prescriptive with typefaces with ePubs. In any case, the user can chanige the typeface and size themselves. If you're having problems with Tekton, then maybe you should change it for another typeface.
By the way, have you viewed your ePub on any reading devices - don't just rely on Adobe Digital Edition reader. Also, have you validated your ePub with the IDPF validator - always worth doing.
moved to InDesign epub forum.
Just curious. Are you using Tekton Bold Condensed? It seems Bold Extended works better. Typekit has more weights available but only for web use.
I am using the condensed. I simply like how it looks. Would like to see it just move smoothly.
I am building a densely packed solid layout that I don't want to change.
I am exporting using the "Fixed Layout" feature intentionally so that it exactly won't do that.
My choice of font should not be facing opinions from a reading device (especially when provided by Adobe) when it's a common open-use font.
However, if that is the only way to go with this, I see it as a real flaw in the program. That's a lot of extra work I'd have to do.
I'd like to know how to fix the problem rather than replan my art.
~~~Would simply saving as pdf be the right permanent answer?
~~I'd like to see a formula to be able to export to epub without having my font change.
~I'm new to the epub format, so if I'm missing some bold normalcy that I should be aware of, I'm open ears.
Thanks ~ your thoughts are appreciated.
There's no clear answer to this. It's a vast and ever-changing subject. There are a number of digital formats, each has advantages (features) and disadvantages. For example, PDF is easy to produce, can be read on all devices and keeps all the design features but may be difficult to monatise and it may be hard to read text on a small screen. Reflowable ePub can be read on any device, but you can only have simple designs. It can however be converted to a mobi format which means it can be sold on the Amazon store, which some say has 80 percent of the digital book market. Fixed layout can also incorporate sound and video but you may need different versions for different devices and the features may not play on all devices. Adobe's DPS is changing. And so on.
Pariah Burke has just, this month, published a book (with more titles planned for later in the year) that looks at the various eBook formats and devices etc.