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Old 01-04-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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PDF Convert Removes All "ll"... everywhere

I know there's a bug... I read the sticky, but Calibre is removing ll's from everything; even words like all will be replaced with al. I've tried using the checkbox to keep ligatures, but it doesn't do anything.

Is this normal behavior and something I'll just have to live with?
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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I know there's a bug... I read the sticky, but Calibre is removing ll's from everything; even words like all will be replaced with al. I've tried using the checkbox to keep ligatures, but it doesn't do anything.

Is this normal behavior and something I'll just have to live with?
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Read the PDF sticky above.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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I know there's a bug... I read the sticky, but Calibre is removing ll's from everything; even words like all will be replaced with al. I've tried using the checkbox to keep ligatures, but it doesn't do anything.

Is this normal behavior and something I'll just have to live with?
This is a common problem when Calibre converts certain PDFs that are generated by certain (presently which ones do this is unknown to me) PDF generating software. If setting calibre to 'keep ligatures' before converting doesn't help the situation then try printing the afflicted PDF with PDFCreator installed (choose PDFCreator as your destination printer) which will create a new PDF file (it doesn't output anything to your printer) and then add it as a new book to Calibre and convert this new PDF file.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:15 AM   #4
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Oh, this is rich...I've had the "double L" issue with a few of my books, mostly freebie eBooks that I converted from PDF form. I tried the above solution using PDFCreator, and now it apparently has DRM on it! I can't win! LOL
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Oh, this is rich...I've had the "double L" issue with a few of my books, mostly freebie eBooks that I converted from PDF form. I tried the above solution using PDFCreator, and now it apparently has DRM on it! I can't win! LOL
FYI, I am not experienced with PDF conversions, but you should start by reading the Sticky post titled "Read this before Posting PDF Questions" at the top of this forum.

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Old 11-19-2012, 12:18 PM   #6
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I don't find this a Calibre issue. The few times it has happened to me, I found the ll's to be hidden text in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Unfortunately I have not figured out how to unhide text. I have rescanned the PDF with an OCR - that is the only fix I have found.

Anyone else??
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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I know there's a bug... I read the sticky, but Calibre is removing ll's from everything; even words like all will be replaced with al. I've tried using the checkbox to keep ligatures, but it doesn't do anything.

Is this normal behavior and something I'll just have to live with?
Assuming you have Windows you could try converting with MobiCreator ===>>> http://www.mobipocket.com/en/downloa...ilscreator.asp.

It creates a PRC file which you can then convert to EPUB, MOBI etc using Calibre. I convert a lot of PDFs from gov, edu, org etc sites. My experience is that MobiCreator is about as good it gets for freeware, and better than many Pay4Me products. I think it deals with the lost 'll' problem, I can't recall getting any since I started using it - I spell check the EPUB's I create.

If you want to try an alternative to PDF Creator I suggest Bullzip ===>>> http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php - I use it to 'print' locked PDF's so I can annotate with PDF xChange.

Good Luck - BR

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