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Old 06-16-2010, 11:38 AM   #1
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how to tell the character encoding???

I have problems with files in Calibre from time to time. Sometimes they're prc's that I "convert" to mobi to embed my new metadata. Sometimes they're epub or .pdb files which I convert to mobi.

Often the em dashes and/or the apostrophes and sometimes even the quotation marks are replaced with squares in the converted file.

After doing some digging here I gather that this may be an "input character encoding" problem and I need to put the appropriate encoding type into my preferences.

I cannot understand how I'm supposed to determine what my character encoding is? I tried cp1252 which I gather is common. That didn't help me, so I guess it's a different codec: but I have no idea how to figure out which one.

Can anyone help?
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