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Old 09-19-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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German Language Problems?

Hello everybody!

I have a nice problem converting German TXTs to MOBI:

What I do: I have some old German books in scanned PDF format, 2 column text. Therefore a direct conversion does not work. So I save in Acrobat reader to TXT, and use Calibre to convert to MOBI.

This works fine quite often, but some letter-combinations switch the complete special characters of german language to some other characters.

for example the word "gr÷▀te" (what means "biggest", no rare word) appears in a text, all german special characters "ń,ń, Ř, ─, Í, ▄ and ▀" change to some probably norhern european characters.

If I - manually - change all the "...÷▀t..." combinations to the not so correct "...÷sst...", the complete text appears correctly.

A bug in calibre, or is it me who is doing something wrong?

many thanks in advance...

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Old 09-19-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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