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Old 02-06-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Unhappy Errors in text

I downloaded a number of books and converted them to Kindle. In some of these books, words containing a double "l" such as parallel, will be typed as paral el. Some sentences will also randomly be repeated throughout the books. Is there a way to rectify this problem?
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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I downloaded a number of books and converted them to Kindle. In some of these books, words containing a double "l" such as parallel, will be typed as paral el. Some sentences will also randomly be repeated throughout the books. Is there a way to rectify this problem?
Thanks
Before answering, what books and where did you download them from?

The reason I'm asking is we've has a number of new members come here to ask for help on pirated/stolen eBooks and I won't help with such. If the eBooks in question are legit, I'll be happy to try to help.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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Hi! It is just general fiction. The person I got it from says it was from an open site, which he subsequently joined. These however, are from before he joined.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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Some of the online converters do a terrible job. I converted some of my own text to mobi format using an online converter, and it produced the same kind of errors. Calibre should do a better job than most online converters. I'm sure some online converters are good, but I don't know which ones.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:29 PM   #5
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Sigil can probably do some correcting via search and replace I would think but a good amount of such correcting will probably still be via old fashioned eyeballing of the text. That's how I do correcting of epubs from Gutenberg and Internet Archive when I see that there are broken sentences and such.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:14 PM   #6
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Agree with using Sigil to correct the text. When I read on my reader, I just bookmark the pages where I notice errors, then later on I'll go back and correct them when it's convenient in Sigil.
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Some of the online converters do a terrible job. I converted some of my own text to mobi format using an online converter, and it produced the same kind of errors. Calibre should do a better job than most online converters. I'm sure some online converters are good, but I don't know which ones.
When I last looked at on-line converters, most of them were using calibre to do the conversion. And versions they were using were fairly old.
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