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Old 05-01-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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Bug or common, quote split from word?

Bug: Word split from beginning quote

Still getting used to the differences between the Glo and my 350s, while reading today I ran across a really odd line break, after a single quote, I put red brackets around the place.

The code was simply: ‘<em>Jake!</em>’

I tried changing it to <i></i> in place of the <em></em> and the same thing happened. I tried double quotes instead of the single quote, same thing again. When I put the <i></i> around the quotes though so it read <i>‘Jake!’</i>, then it worked correctly and didn't have the weird line split after the quote.

It happens if the books is stored on the device or on the SDcard. Beginning quote should never be separated from the first word even if there is coding around the word and not the quotation mark.

Reading heavily for over 2 years on the Sonys, I've never run into this before, and the majority of books do not have the italics style include the quotes. Is this a Kobo software bug or just bad programming? Or have I been just lucky to never run into it before on the Sonys?

Edit: I also created a very short 2 page epub that will show the beginning quote on one line and the following word falling on the next line for 2 instances. There's also images showing where the bug is in the text (with a bug to indicate it, of course!), and also an image of the font settings. It happens no matter what font you use, if the beginning quote will fall towards the end of the line, it will be split. In the images I have it set to full justify, but it makes no difference if you have justify off, set to left or set to right, it happens with all settings. The stylesheet for the epub does not specify any justification at all, I left it up to the reader software.

The stylesheet is as simple as possible, the only styles used in the book are <p> and <i> for italics:
Code:

Code:
p { 
display: block;
margin-top: 0em;
margin-bottom: 0em;
margin-left: 0em;
margin-right: 0em;
text-indent: 1.5em;
 }
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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I have a Touch and that happens to me, too. I change the font size and that usually helps. Or if you have full justification, change it to left justified and
that "fixes" it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:49 AM   #3
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I have it to on a sideloaded, koboified epub, but the book is such a mess of typing errors that I suspect in my case it may be the book (and at more than 800 pages in print, life is too short to fix it )
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:20 PM   #4
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I've run into this 3x now within this book and I'm not quite halfway through it. I really consider this a serious flaw in the software at this point. I thought all ereaders could get basic rules of what characters you never split away from the next character right.
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Apparently the same issue happens even with commas when a tag separates the comma from the previous word. I've no doubt now that it will happen with all punctuation.
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