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Old 07-19-2016, 10:14 PM   #586
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Exclamation Text parsing bug

OK, I just noticed an odd bug with the way Generate Cover processes the data fields:
If there's an "&" character, it treats it as if it were " & " -- that is, it inserts spaces before and after the "&" character.
Which results in ugly extra spaces whenever it runs into an "&" -- like, say, for a book with two authors.
Partial workaround: manually edit the text in the "content" tab so "&" is not surrounded by spaces -- that reduces the double space to single spaces. AFAIK, however, there is no way to have the "&" surrounded by no spaces at all.

EDIT: Further experimenting revealed a few more details -- on initial load of the plugin, it performs as expected (no extra spaces). But if you change any of a variety of parameters (font size, which fields should appear on the cover etc.) then the extra spaces suddenly appear.

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Old 07-20-2016, 06:14 AM   #587
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I coincidentally had a cover with '&' this morning and paid attention. It should be noted that my '&' was in the title and no extra spaces appeared. I modified my author to have '&' and the extra spaces did indeed appear when I removed my custom text as a test.
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