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Old 04-24-2010, 09:07 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by FizzyWater View Post
Valoric, I have epubs that look fine in Calibre, but when I open them in Sigil (1.9), all the special characters are displayed as gobblydegook.
Create a new issue on the tracker and attach one such file.

As a guess, your file probably specifies two encoding for the XHTML files: one in the XML declaration, and one in the meta tag. Sigil picks the meta tag encoding first (Firefox-like behavior) and Calibre picks the XML tag encoding first.

Goes without saying that a file that specifies two encodings is faulty (it's impossible to have two encodings for one byte stream). The odds that a Reading System will pick the correct one (since only one encoding can be correct) in such a situation is 50-50.
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