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Old 01-15-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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epub file to mobi, but some caracters appear as question marks

I have downloaded some epub files and converted them to mobi and added them to my kindle.

however many letters in the book appear as question marks on calibre and blank squares as on my kindle.

how can i fix this, can anyone help me please?

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Old 01-15-2011, 02:34 PM   #2
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The ePub is probably declaring the wrong character encoding. See converting epub to mobi for kindle 3 weird hyphens for a few suggestions of what to do.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #3
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http://calibre-ebook.com/user_manual...r-smart-quotes
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:51 PM   #4
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This doesn't help. It just took out all the punctuation except periods. (using the Cp### and checking the Transliteration box) from Epub to mobi.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:39 AM   #5
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For all intensive purposes, your file is corrupted. You need to do some digging to figure out what encoding it was using if you have any hope of fixing it. In some cases there isn't much to be done except use manual find/replace in text editor. Especially for something which is already epub, as there is a good chance there the file is now using multiple encodings - UTF-8 plus whatever the original encoding was before the epub was created.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:08 PM   #6
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For all intensive purposes, your file is corrupted.
Just so you know, the correct expression is "for all intents and purposes", not "for all intensive purposes"
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:36 PM   #7
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Just so you know, the correct expression is "for all intents and purposes", not "for all intensive purposes"
That looks to me like a predictive input system at work.
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A correction I wasn't actually aware of, unlike other times where my fingers seem to do the spelling instead of my brain. That said, I think I'll join the side of the debate that says that the english language has moved on, and 'intents' is the archaic/formal form of the phrase

Anyway I really did sort of mean 'intensive' vs. 'intents', in the sense that the OP is going to probably have to bang their head against a wall or its' virtual equivalent to fix their file.

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Old 02-21-2011, 09:44 PM   #9
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Just so you know, the correct expression is "for all intents and purposes", not "for all intensive purposes"
You explained it in public, I gave him karma in private for the good laugh. I've made these types of errors more then once.

Heck I was just typing "You're Welcome" to a thank you and realized I must have typed "Your Welcome" too many times to count.
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