Originally Posted by nrapallo
Oh, well, a bit more research is now required to see if I can make build 41 behave properly.
OK, it appears to now work in build 41 only if the following html code (in bold) exists in the source html where those curly quotes ( &# 8220; ), emdashes, etc. are present:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
Per that July 2008 posting
above, <blockquotes> and margin-left appear broken as well. And more woes with character encoding per this May 2008 post
Anyone know what build 41's benefits are?
EDIT: I just found the Revision History entry on the About screen. Here's what's new (to April 2008!):
04/02/2008 build 41
Bug Fix: fixed nested ordered list numbering in structured tags.
Change: complex unicode ligatures are now always converted.
NCX table of contents in IDPF2.0 epub files are now converted.
03/04/2008 build 40
Bug Fix: Creator crashed when margin-left was specified in the CSS but not text-indent.
02/07/2008 build 39
Bug Fix: text was left aligned if margin-left was set to 0em in the CSS.
01/25/2007 build 38
Bug Fix: some files were embedded in the book although not used.
Change: removed -jpeg option and added opposite option -gif.
Change: mobigen exit code is now standard: 0 for OK, 1 for warning, 2 for error.
Change: added text guide item type.
04/05/2007 build 37
Bug fix: missing images files do not create a random image in the ebook anymore.
Change: improved PDF conversion.
Change: JPEG images are cleaned before building the ebook file.
02/08/2007 build 36
Change: added support for ordered lists.
Change: the biggest of the MS image cover guide items is taken as the cover if the embedded cover is not specified.
Change: MS image cover guide items are detected and removed.
12/19/2006 build 35
Change: added support for new content output type: application/x-mobipocket-subscription-feed and application/x-mobipocket-subscription-magazine.
Bug fix: when importing a Word document, there would sometimes be pieces of text with a wrong font family.
Bug fix: when a cover was embedded in the book, the alignments of the cover image records was not enforced. This could cause the Mobipocket Reader to crash on some eBooks on Windows Mobile.
Change: source HTML files that are in UTF-8 are now checked. Invalid UTF-8 is refused and not built.
Change: reorganized book settings page.
Change: in the metadata page, fields that are mandatory to deploy the book are marked with a red star.
Change: in the metadata page, added explanations about the subject category and the cover.
Change: added tip in the Cover Image page to explain what the cover image is used for.
Change: a subject category is now mandatory to deploy a book.
12/07/2006 build 34
Bug fix: <STYLE> tag in an HTML file was not always parsed correctly.
Bug fix: messages were not reported anymore during the process of importing a file.
Bug fix: messages were not reported anymore during the process of deploying an eBook.
Change: added support for JPEG images in the flow of the eBook (this is a setting for now).
Change: cover images are now embedded as metadata and not in the flow of the eBook anymore. Covers are converted to JPEG if needed.
Change: cover image is now an x-metadata tag instead of a guide item.
Change: in the metadata page, the Description and Review field now allow only a subset of HTML. The rest is filtered and transformed when pasting, dropping text, switching edit modes or submitting the metadata.
Change: in the metadata page, added explanations for a number of fields plus the expected formatting.
Change: in the metadata page, the title length limit is enforced, the date format is enforced, the demo file is checked for size and encryption.
Change: in the metadata page, removed the Imprint field which was confusing and mostly useless.
Change: in the metadata page, added the Adult checkbox, which is independent from the category.
Change: in the deploy page, the demo file is checked for size and encryption.
Change: in the deploy page, in case of error, the user is automatically redirected to the correct page (build or metadata).
Change: in the deploy page, after deploy is successful, the user is proposed to login to distributor system to activate the book.
Change: when deploying a publication, the cover is automatically resized if too big.
09/28/2006 build 33
Bug fix: the image conversion would sometimes produce images slightly too big for the maximum record size. This would show a warning about a record being too big for Palm devices.
08/31/2006 build 32
Change: removed license mechanism, Creator is free
Change: removed eNews creation
Change: Creator Home Edition and Creator Publisher Edition are the same software; the edition is selected during install
Change: in build page, removed "Send to device" option
Change: added a "book type" property in the book settings
Bug fix: the link "click here to add a file" in the publication files list when empty would not work
Bug fix: clicking on the "Build" button would not kill the emulator so that the building would fail because of a locked file
05/31/2006 build 31
Bug fix: Creator would not run properly on Windows 98 and Windows Me
Change: added an image in questions in the Quiz template
05/26/2006 build 30
Bug fix: XSL stylesheet attribute was not properly XML encoded / decoded
Bug fix: table of contents plugin would not work when a title contained a ampersand (&) character
The title of the table of contents can now be changed in the Table of Contents wizard
Added an *.xml filter for supported file types in the manifest
Changing the xsl-stylesheet property of an item sets the plugin to "apply-xsl"
05/19/2006 build 29
Bug fix: when building from an HTML file, the first frame of the first frameset was dropped from the publication
Metadata now added into Extra Header Data and not to first text record (with some space left for additional metadata)
Changed Japanese ordering of small and large versions of hiragana and katakana (they are now ordered as distinct characters)
fixed ordering bug in UNICODE index
Bug fix in phonetizer (would crash on long words)
Better reporting of warnings
Added flag in book header to turn off language detection hacks when lang="" attributes are used in the HTML
Added new UNICODE ranges to make more characters recognized as non-order-significant punctuation or symbols in indexes
General Punctuation Unicode Range has been cut into 2 ranges (General Punctuation - Windows 1252 and General Punctuation - other than Windows 1252) to fine tune the font signature computing
The character analyzer does not take into account some spaces and control codes anymore
Added missing encoding when adding anchor. It was avoiding internal href links to match correctly sometimes
04/13/2006 build 28
Added *.xhtml in the possible extensions for all types of HTML imports / additions
Added Unicode character usage and a font signature in the Mobipocket files
Indexes now support non Windows-1252 characters
Bug fix: in books that are not dictionaries but that do have a language, the language of indexes was set to neutral. It is now set to the language of the book.
When building an eBook, animated GIFs are converted to non-animated GIFs
06/15/2005 build 26
Books in UTF-8 that contain indexes only for internal use (frames, forms, images...) are not built in FFV7 anymore.
Added book settings page to edit the encoding, database name, dictionary related settings and ASP advanced settings of the current publication
Fixed broken background images with some versions of Internet Explorer
Fixed problem with "deploy" toolbar icon with some versions of Internet Explorer
When an XML file is selected in the files list, display an "Edit with XML editor" link in the top left corner
Language metadata is not case sensitive (the combo selects the right language even if the language metadata in the OPF is not lower case)
Added two new standard guide types: "start" and "find"
Guide types is now an editable combo
After building an eBook, also propose to open the folder of the eBook
In metadata, no subject is selected by default so that it can be left empty
05/10/2005 build 25
Bug fix: automatic table of contents creation plugin would cause a build error with file paths containing special characters (spaces for instance)
Bug fix: item size would sometimes be wrong for template items containing files
Bug fix: updating the cover would not return to the list view page
Bug fix: relative paths using ..\ in the item properties page would copy the file in the publication directory if the copy setting was enabled
Improved drag and drop and keyboard behavior in the list view page
Creator can now handle read-only publications and build them
Bug fix with PDF import: some paths would cause the import to fail
Improved PDF import: landscape mode is supported, better image support
Enforce that a login and password are provided before deploying
Enforce that eBook was built using DRM encryption before deploying
Added information in the guide page about guide items
After building a DRM encrypted ebook, propose to deploy instead of proposing to preview the eBook
Recent publications are saved in the XML settings rather than the Windows registry
03/29/2005 build 24
Bug fix: all UTF-8 publications would be built in version FFV7 (requiring Reader 5)
Finalized PDF import feature
Added import from HTML file
03/15/2005 build 23
Bug fix: all publications with pictures would be built in version FFV5 (requiring Reader 4.8)
Added UTF-8 indexes
Added deploy feature
12/14/2004 build 22
Bug fix: build would fail if a file appeared multiple times in the spine
11/25/2004 build 21
11/23/2004 build 20
Bug fix: wines template was broken because of encoding (grapes combo was incomplete)
10/11/2004 build 19
Bug fix: repeatable groups would not be restored in the edit view (tables would remain empty)
09/30/2004 build 18
Values and attributes in settings and OPFs file are now properly XML encoded and decoded
Bug fix in guide edition, guide items could be saved multiple times
Bug fix with eNews Creator registration number verification. Creator registration numbers would not register the eNews Creator properly
"Open file" in the Creator now lets users select eNews script files
The Creator edition is saved in the registry during self registration
Added review, cover and demo PRC as well as distributor IDs in metadata screen
The deploy page show all metadata as read only values
09/23/2004 build 17
The back button now has a well defined behavior in all pages
All newly created OPF publications now have <package unique-identifier="uid"> and <dc:Identifier id="uid">Random value</dc:Identifier> to be OEB compliant
When setting the encoding, a new <output> node could be created in the x-metadata node, so that the encoding setting would not be taken into account
The "Check for Product Update" link in the about page now points to a dynamic page that tests the version, edition and build
Passwords are now saved in the settings file (in an encrypted form)
Subject categories now come from an external XML file. Basic codes are saved in the dc:Subject tag of the OPF
Added tool menu to update the subject categories XML file, plus a tool to update the wholesale distributors XML file
eBooks built with encryption (content encryption or password encryption) would not work in the Reader
When the content in the top left corner of the toolbar was too big (for instance with a long book title) the toolbar would be broken. Now icons always stay in place
New icons for common file types
09/17/2004 build 16
Bug fix: output encoding was not retrieved properly and therefore ignored
All URLs are properly URL decoded when read and URL encoded when set. URLs in HTML are also HTML decoded / encoded properly when needed
Properly parse and convert font-size CSS style (pt px % or em)
Removed erroneous "Properties" link in toolbar in template item edition view
Bug fix: top left corner icon would sometimes be broken with foreign language publication directories
The "Table of Contents" submenu in the "View" menu is now disabled for publications based on a template
The settings page now changes the toolbar title, subtitle and icon
Changed default "Table of Contents" XSL template
Added button to edit images in template items
09/14/2004 build 15
Bug fix: file operations would crash on Windows 98 / Me (New document from template would crash; build would also crash)
09/10/2004 build 14
Menus are now enabled or disabled (grayed out) depending on the current context
Implemented keyboard shortcuts for build menu items
Implemented insert menus and edit -> properties menu
Removed menus for non home edition features
Resize of images is now bilinear instead of nearest pixel
Added help files, Help menus are now functional
Added "Online support" and "Online FAQ" in Help menu
Removed link to "Find more templates inline" which is not functional
Progress bar and progress messages in the build page and the import page do not stall anymore when too many messages are sent
Added PDF import
Publications based on templates now appear as eDocs in the Mobipocket Reader
09/03/2004 build 12
Integration with eNews Creator: one can launch the eNews Creator from the Creator
ASP and XML files cannot be edited with the Creator Home edition (remove editor setting and edit link in the list view page
Added Metadata edition page
Added Guide edition page
08/27/2004 build 11
If the default directory for publications did not exist, creation of a new publication would fail
Default folder for publications in the settings is now My Documents\My Publications
When a publication based on a template was created with a title that used non western characters, these charaters would be transformed in question marks
When screen size is too small, Creator window would initially appear partially hidden by the Windows taskbar
When creating a new publication, if a publication with the same name already exists, the user is asked to confirm the overwriting of the former OPF file
Item fields in templates can now have a default value
Bug fix: HTML files modified by the Table of Contents plugin were sometimes converted to UTF16 instead of remaining in their original encoding, which would cause this file to not be parsable anymore
Items in repeatable groups can now be reordered (e.g. ingredients in Cocktail Recipe Database template)
Added minimal support for CSS pseudo classes. A:link used to be applied to <A name="..."> tags, but it is now only applied to <A href="..."> tags
08/12/2004 build 10
Templates were not listed on the main page under Windows 98 / Windows Me
Parsing of HTML for table of contents would create a lot of warnings during build
Bug fix: cover page was added as extra content to the first HTML file so that links to this file would point to the cover image instead
When loading and saving back an OPF file, the encoding of the file and the initial XML comment are now preserved
Drag and drop of files in the publication files view now creates a separate thread and displays a dialog box with a cancel button
The Creator now detects an adapted default encoding in the settings for the default language
Bug fix: An empty item you be added to repeatable group of items after clicking "Update" in the XOPF item edition page
Encryption password is not saved in settings file anymore
Launching the emulator after building an eBook would sometimes fail to open the right eBook
07/30/2004 build 9
The generated table of contents has a title
A reference is created in the guide for the generated table of contents (A table of contents item appears in the right menu of the Reader)
The Creator application has a new icon
Size of template items in kilobytes now takes into account files that are linked to the item (images for instance)
Bug fix: the preview of a table of contents would sometimes not work properly
Bug fix: the preview of an item when the OPF file has never been saved (new publication) would not work properly
Word import would create an item in the publication with an absolute path to the converted HTML instead of using a relative path
Support for role="date" in templates to fill a field with the date of the file that was dropped (in the photo album, dropping an image in the publication creates an item for which the date is set to the last modification date of the image)
Added text import
07/22/2004 build 8
The publication language is set to the default language if it is missing in the metadata
All actions to add an file or image in a publication or a template item can now cause the file to be copied to the publication folder and converted if needed
By default, all [browse...] buttons open a file dialog either in the publication directory (if a publication is open) or in the OPF default directory (if no publication is open)
The CSS attribute "font-family" is now applied
07/21/2004 build 7
Preview of dynamic items works (XML / XSL pair or TOCs)
In Table of Contents edition page, the preview link now works
Browse button in Word import page now filters *.doc files only
Compiled in EBOOK_UNICODE
Images can now be put directly in the manifest and spine and appear in the main flow
Metadata are properly converted in the publication encoding (accents appear correctly in the final publication title that appears in the left menu in the Reader)
Added a "publication files" icon in the publication toolbar
One cannot add files of an unrecognized type in a publication
One can also use the Mobipocket Reader for PC to preview a built publication
When the content is encrypted, one cannot use the emulator to preview
The current view setting (list view / thumbnail view) is now saved and restored
07/16/2004 build 6
Bug fix: images would not appear correctly in eBook in certain case
Buf fix in installer: start menu links would not be created properly
07/13/2004 build 5
Dramatically improved the speed of images conversion during build
Images that are added to the publication and copied (not linked) are converted immediately (instead of being converted during build)
07/09/2004 build 4
Entities are decoded for TOC intermediary XML files (TOC work on HTML with entities)
Added setting to copy file to publication directory when adding them
Added detection of files already in local publication directory
Added detection of files in temporary folders
07/07/2004 build 3
Keyboard shortcuts always work (they used to work only if the main window had the focus)
Creator takes the file from the command line (double clicking on an OPF opens it)
Word import quits Word application properly
Word import can be canceled
Removal of items in the list has to be confirmed by user
Changed layout of cover image view
Changed layout of settings page
07/06/2004 build 2
Word import is in a separate thread (progress bar is updated)
Table of Content is shown as an item in the publication files view
Table of Contents page changed
07/05/2004 build 1
You have been warned... I'm sticking with build 40 for now.