|06-23-2011, 12:53 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Epub to mobi problem with dashes
I'm converting a number of my epubs to mobi for my new Kindle using Calibre, ver. 0.8.6.
After the conversion, the dashes (en- or em- dashes, not sure) in the epub come out as squares in the mobi version. I've checked off "Transliterate unicode characters to ASCII" which has worked in the past -- but this only results in question marks appearing in brackets instead of the square [?] for the dashes.
It's a commercial epub I purchased and this is the first time it's happened. For all other books, checking the "Transliterate" function solves this problem.
Help!! It's an expensive ebook and I don't want to re-purchase it again -- any solutions? or is this a known bug with Calibre?
Thank you in advance!
Edit: Just for the heck of it, I tried running the same epub-to-epub in Calibre with the "Transliterate unicode characters to ASCII" option and the "converted" epub came out with the bracketed question marks substituted for dashes. When I ran it epub-to-epub without this option, the epub was just fine -- bit the problem persists when converting to mobi.
Well, it turns out the problem was NOT with Calibre but with Amazon's Kindle for PC viewer. When I viewed the converted mobi (with no Transliterate option), through Calibre's viewer, all the dashes were in their place and no squares. And when I transferred the file to my Kindle, also no problem. All is well.
For those having similar issues, check your conversions out with Calibre's viewer to see if they go away. I learned a valuable lesson...hopefully someone else will benefit from my experience.
Bless you, Calibre!! (donation on the way
Last edited by markpearl; 06-23-2011 at 01:50 PM.
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