|12-14-2010, 12:10 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: beyond the pale
converting htm to epub to mobi - lots of split words
I wanted a PC game guide from the web onto my kindle - a basic text walkthrough for metro2033.
so I save the web page as htm, import it to calibre then convert calibre zip to epub & to mobi.
but on the Kindle I see lots of split words at end of lines & cannot understand why words have not been reflowed. NB I see the same with calibre viewers if I narrow the viewer window
e.g.the word hand at a line end may appear as h
is there a better/ different route to getting a cleaner epub/mobi version with no split words, or is the issue due to a poor quality html source ?
(the source text that I want is here
update - it seems that adding the step of opening the htm in word, saving it as txt, ( with LF only, not LF +CR ) then adding txt file to calibre & converting that to mobi is more effective, but I don't get WHY that makes things better
Last edited by cybmole; 12-14-2010 at 12:16 PM.
|12-14-2010, 12:25 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: London, UK
Device: Kindle 3 (WiFi)
I suspect the cause of the problem was the <pre>...</pre> tag used on the web page to retain the shape of the text on the web page. Saving as text removed that. I don't think the "end of line" character made any difference.
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