|07-14-2011, 01:35 PM||#1|
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[Old Thread] Cleanest Conversion?
I use ePub pretty much exclusively (well, except for PDF, but that's another story) but a lot of the free classics on MR aren't available as ePubs -- quite a few of them (like the Bhagavad-Gita) are LRF, MOBI, or PRC.
In the case of a book that is available in these other formats (LRF, MOBI, PRC, LIT, etc.) is there a "cleanliness of Calibre conversion [to ePub]" ranking system? I assume that Calibre converts some of the formats more cleanly/correctly than others.
|07-14-2011, 03:04 PM||#3|
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|07-14-2011, 04:13 PM||#4|
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I agree with AnemicOak.
I like to start with lit when I can although most formats are fine.
I like to have my books formatted a certain way, so I even convert epub to epub in most cases.
|07-15-2011, 04:41 AM||#5|
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Agree with the gang. I personally have found, generally speaking, best conversions to epub are [best to worst]:
YMMV of course,
|07-15-2011, 04:57 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2010
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In my experience, my preference for stuff floating around on the web is, best to worst
LIT - watch for the italics - I've lost italics on a lot of LIT conversions
I don't have a lot of experience with LRF files.
I find a lot of the time, the HTML is safest, because it's the oldest and also one of the best to convert from. Dig around and find the original HTML file if you can. A lot of the other files tend to be conversions from the HTML using Calibre or other tools, and so they get more and more issues from various conversions with whatever programs (extra blank spaces between paragraphs I have to remove, for example, or italics dropped during a conversion somewhere and not caught, etc).
|10-18-2013, 03:24 AM||#7|
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