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Old 04-29-2013, 07:41 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by murraypaul View Post
Two different things:
a) Crap content is crap content, regardless of the wrapper. Text or ePub, makes no difference.
b) A good rendering engine can render a nice text file, just as it can render a nice ePub file. If you aren't manually adding any formatting, there is nothing that converting it to ePub gives you that reading the text file in that nice reading app would give you.
There is one possibility for improvement. I do not know if this app provides this but txt files are often line oriented with a CR/LF at the end of each line while ePub is paragraph oriented with all of the lines fitted to the width of the screen. Some conversion applications can ignore CR/LF sequences and depend either on a blank line between paragraphs or an indent of the first line in a new paragraph. If this app can do this it can turn a text file into a readable document for eBook readers.

There are also some coded conventions used by Project Gutenberg to encode italics, bold, breaks in txt etc. into a txt file. If this converter can recognize those conventions it can also be useful in converting books.

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