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Old 06-09-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Umlauts in foreign languages

When converting RTF files some "umlauts", (marks ¨ placed over a vowels), are not converted properly. I'm trying to convert Hungarian text that has problems to convert two of its, (seven in total), characters with umlauts.

ő is displayed as õ
ű is displayed as û

Source file (RTF) the word: feltűnő is converted in all tried
Destination formats: (AZW3, EPUB, MOBI) as: feltûnõ

Umlauts are used in many other languages besides Hungarian such as French, German, Spanish and probably in many others. I'm a new user of Calibre but found no reference to this particular issue on the web, or the user forums here. Is there a solution to this problem?

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Old 06-09-2014, 10:58 PM   #2
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http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq....r-smart-quotes

Also try saving your RTF as HTML in Word and then convert them html. RTF's unicode support is a typical Microsoft disaster.
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Thank you, you're right. I have tried HTML and it does indeed converts these two problem characters right.
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