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Old 01-19-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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Ebook-convert.exe and Win/Mac result difference

I prepared a batch for HTML-MOBI conversion. I use ebook-convert directly, not Calibre graphics interface.

When I use the command on my Mac, the result (see Mac.gif attached) is very nice. There are no indents in paragraphs following headings and subheadings <h1>, <h2> and so on.

But when I use the same command on Windows Calibre, there are indents on all paragraphs, including the ones after headings. You can see it on Win.gif attached.

Why the ebook-convert apps are different? I use the latest version of both Calibres.

Is there any way how to get the same result using Windows Calibre? I very like the Mac no-indents style after headings.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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This will most likely be because of path name encoding issues. Probably a css file is not being loaded on windows because it has a non ascii filename.
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Thank you for your answer. I'm not sure it is the reason, because I use no external CSS file in this batch and there are no special characters in my working folder path.

I will try to move all files to the root of my harddrive and I will check if anything change.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:36 PM   #4
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So here is solution of my issue. Yes, the batch command was the same on Mac and Win as I wrote. However the HTML source code was a little different.

Whe I prepared the HTML code in correct way, so the paragraphs are between <P> and </P> tags, MOBI looks like the Win.gif variant.

I was lazy during my Mac conversion tests yesterday and I used only one <P> after each paragraph, no closing tags. The result: Mac.gif.

So when I change my HTML source and I will use the tags the wrong way, MOBI will look like I need. But the results should be the same in both cases, shouldn't they?
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:10 PM   #5
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incorrect html is corrected automatically, the correcting of the html will not always do what you expect.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:18 PM   #6
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So the correct way of HTML-Mobi conversion is on Win.gif picture, isn't it? All paragraphs except of headings should have indents.

Howere I like this workaround. Indents are mostly used for paragraphs separation only and they are not needed to be shown under headings or pictures. I have no idea how I would do it in Calibre with paired <P></P> tags, so I'm very glad for this behaviour :-)
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