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Old 09-23-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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HTML eBook punctuaction

I have an eBook in HTML format that uses numeric tags for many kinds of punctuation. Here is an example:

The driver<92>s side door blew wide

Where <92> is supposed to be an apostrophe.

This doesnt seem to follow any standard, and the HTML document does not specify an encoding.

Naturally when I convert this to MOBI using Calibre, there is no punctuation in the output.

Has anyone seen this before? And how should I handle conversion?
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:10 PM   #2
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Open the HTML file in your favorite text editor and do a simple find and replace. If you are comfortable with a straight single quote, just find <92> and replace with ' and just hit find and replace all. Save the file and then run it through Calibre.

If you want a curled left quote, replace the <92> with "& # 1 4 6 ;" (without the quotes, and remove the spaces between the characters that I included) and you should be good to go.

For a handy table of HTML codes for various extended ASCII characters, go here.

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Old 09-23-2010, 01:11 PM   #3
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Open the HTML file in your favorite text editor and do a simple find and replace. If you are comfortable with a straight single quote, just find <92> and replace with ' and just hit find and replace all. Save the file and then run it through Calibre.

If you want a curled left quote, replace the <92> with "’" (without the quote marks) and you should be good to go.

For a handy table of HTML codes for various extended ASCII characters, go here.
Thanks for the reply. I can/will do that, but I'm also curious if anyone has seen this before? 92 is not the code for apostrophe in anything I've seen.
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:33 PM   #4
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that's an apostrophe encode in cp1252 encoding. See http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual...r-smart-quotes

for how to handle these kinds of files
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that's an apostrophe encode in cp1252 encoding. See http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual...r-smart-quotes

for how to handle these kinds of files
Kovid, that was exactly it! I had seen this FAQ and followed the directions incorrectly (specifying encoding during conversion, not import). Works perfectly now.
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Thanks for the reply. I can/will do that, but I'm also curious if anyone has seen this before? 92 is not the code for apostrophe in anything I've seen.
It's the code for a "smart" apostrophe (curled to the left single quote) in several character encodings. ASCII has 27 for the generic apostrophe, but CP1252 uses 92 (hex) for the curved to the left single quote.
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