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Old 02-23-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Question .epub works in FF epub reader but not on Android device

Hi,

I used Sigil 5.2 to make an epub file, importing the downloaded http://ia600200.us.archive.org/20/it..._sleep_03.html file.

The resulting .epub file - downloadable from http://almansi.wikispaces.com/epub - works with the epub reader addon to Firefox, but not on my Samsung Galaxy tablet (with Android 3.2).

Could someone please explain why and how I can fix the issue?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 02-23-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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Do the following in Sigil:

Search for:
Code:
<h3
replace it with:
Code:
<hr class="sigilChapterBreak" /><h3
Then select Split at Chapter Markers from the Edit menu and regenerate the TOC.

BTW, the ePub also contains a couple of syntax errors. Click the green check mark to search for them.

Most readers have limited memory and cannot open ePubs that consist of single large page. It's best to test ePubs with ADE instead of the FF extension, which is more forgiving.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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Your ePub does not follow the mobile ADE standard and that is why it doesn't work.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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Thank you for the quick and clear replies, Doitsu and JSWolf!
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And don't forget, an ePUB is not the same as HTML. There are differences in rendering, so a web-renderer will display something different compared to a dedicated ePUB-renderer.
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And don't forget, an ePUB is not the same as HTML. There are differences in rendering, so a web-renderer will display something different compared to a dedicated ePUB-renderer.
That's somethiing really immortant and it had escaped me. Re the file I initially mentioned, I don't really need to have it as EPUB: I also made a PDF when I made the initial HTML version (both from an ODT file, if I remember rightly), and the PDF reads well in the android e-book reader. I only made the ePUB to try SIGIL, and only put it online because I was puzzled by its not working and wanted to ask here. All your replies have been most useful, and I'll bear them in mind next time I really need to make an ePUB file.

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