|02-13-2011, 08:03 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: Kindle DX
Spine is empty from epub to mobi
I got a problem converting epub books to mobi on Calibre 0.7.45.
Simply put, I got an error log like this:
Parsing all content... Manifest item u'Robert A. Heinlein - La Luna \xe8 Una Severa Maestra_split_000.htm' not found Manifest item u'Robert A. Heinlein - La Luna \xe8 Una Severa Maestra_split_001.htm' not found Manifest item u'Robert A. Heinlein - La Luna \xe8 Una Severa Maestra_split_002.htm' not found Manifest item u'Robert A. Heinlein - La Luna \xe8 Una Severa Maestra_split_003.htm' not found Parsing titlepage.xhtml ... Parsing stylesheet.css ... Property: Unknown Property name. [42:5: text-justify-trim] Spine item u'Robert_A._Heinlein_-_La_Luna_\xe8_Una_Severa_Maestra4' not found Spine item u'Robert_A._Heinlein_-_La_Luna_\xe8_Una_Severa_Maestra3' not found Spine item u'Robert_A._Heinlein_-_La_Luna_\xe8_Una_Severa_Maestra2' not found Spine item u'Robert_A._Heinlein_-_La_Luna_\xe8_Una_Severa_Maestra1' not found Python function terminated unexpectedly Spine is empty (Error Code: 1)
The problem is that non-standard characters in file names aren't managed properly.
The solution is quite simple, even if it takes some work.
1) Open the epub file with Winzip
2) Rename the offending file names (in this case, the html files) without using strange characters.
3) Edit the file "content.opf" and replace all the occurrences of the file name (I used notepad++, it works well)
4) Update the epub with the new files, that is zip again everything and change the extension from ".zip" to ".epub"
I did this on five ebooks and all of them were then converted with no error.
I don't know if this kind of problem has ever been addressed before (I didn't find anything by forum search), but if it was excuse me for wasting time and space.
|02-13-2011, 08:10 AM||#2|
US Navy, Retired
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
Explode it, do your work, save, then click rebuild epub.
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