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Old 09-14-2010, 09:38 PM   #1
tomsem
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File naming on Kindle

I will try to remember to log a ticket for this on calibre-ebook (can't remember my password & haven't succeeded in resetting it yet), but here it is:

When naming a file that's being sent to Kindle, calibre 'flattens' the name to use just ASCII (or maybe ISO-8859-1 or some such). This is still reasonable for pre-K3 devices, but K3 supports a much broader range of scripts for display now.

In particular, Kindle uses the PDF filename as the Title that's displayed in the item list (even when there is Title PDF metadata). One might question whether that's 'correct' behavior (PDF metadata is often filled in automatically with bad values, so I can see why they might do this), but as long as that remains to be the case, I'd like to be able to have filenames that use extended Latin characters, Cyrillic or what have you.

I currently have my Save template set to {author_sort}/{title}, but have to rename the file after Sending in some cases to get the display name I want to see on Kindle, because of the aforementioned 'flattening'.
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