Specify indent in css, not with
I'm converting a book from odt to epub with Calibre. In odt the first line indent is handled by Open Office, and works well. When it is converted by Calibre, I see two things. There is a small first line indent, and in addition there is a variable number of   entries, which appear to range from 0 to 5, making for non-aligned initial letters.
Isn't it possible to code the first line indent in the css and skip the   code?