Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Sigil

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-20-2013, 05:35 AM   #1
sunny1z
Enthusiast
sunny1z has a spectacular aura aboutsunny1z has a spectacular aura aboutsunny1z has a spectacular aura aboutsunny1z has a spectacular aura aboutsunny1z has a spectacular aura aboutsunny1z has a spectacular aura aboutsunny1z has a spectacular aura aboutsunny1z has a spectacular aura aboutsunny1z has a spectacular aura aboutsunny1z has a spectacular aura aboutsunny1z has a spectacular aura about
 
Posts: 33
Karma: 4350
Join Date: Jan 2013
Device: Kobo Glo
Do you have to use Sigil to let your device know how to split words?

Hello*
When I compare the layout of the pages on the Kobo glo with a normal book I noticed that on most of the epubs I read, the device does never tries to split words at the end of a sentence. It always uses full words. In that way the layout seems wierd as it tries to match with filling it up with empty spaces or with another setting it leaves gaps at the end of a line instead of part of a word.*
The language is Dutch. Is this a Kobo fault or an ePub error. Or do I need to do something to make it work?
Is it Kobo related...the not knowing how to split a dutch word? Or do I need to change something in Sigil?
sunny1z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 07:05 AM   #2
Toxaris
Wizard
Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Toxaris's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,031
Karma: 4002933
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Heemskerk, NL
Device: PRS-300, PRS-T1
What you want is hyphenation. Some devices have settings for hyphenation, but not many. With hyphenation the device will try to determine where to break of the words. That does not always goes well.
Toxaris is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 01-21-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
kcarscadden
Connoisseur
kcarscadden is a rising star in the heavenskcarscadden is a rising star in the heavenskcarscadden is a rising star in the heavenskcarscadden is a rising star in the heavenskcarscadden is a rising star in the heavenskcarscadden is a rising star in the heavenskcarscadden is a rising star in the heavenskcarscadden is a rising star in the heavenskcarscadden is a rising star in the heavenskcarscadden is a rising star in the heavenskcarscadden is a rising star in the heavens
 
kcarscadden's Avatar
 
Posts: 74
Karma: 13776
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: semi-north Ontario, Canada (N 45.41 W -79.67)
Device: Sony 505, iPod Touch, Kobo Vox
In HTML 4, there is a soft hyphen - ­ What this is supposed to be is a hint that a hyphen would be OK here if required at the end of a line, but it should otherwise not be displayed.

I have no idea whether this is in the version of XHTML specified for EPUB 2, or whether any particular device would use it.

It would also be a major problem putting soft hyphens in anywhere they might be needed. They would need to go in every word that is in a paragraph that is longer than can be displayed on one line.

But you could test it for your device and if they work, put them in where ever you have particularly long words. I tried testing on my Android tablet using Mantano, but usually it does a reasonable job of hyphenation, so I would have to test for words it didn't do well before I could try them.

Keith
kcarscadden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #4
Toxaris
Wizard
Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Toxaris ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Toxaris's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,031
Karma: 4002933
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Heemskerk, NL
Device: PRS-300, PRS-T1
Most readers do not handle soft hyphens very well.
Toxaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kobo glo does never split words at end of sentence sunny1z Calibre 4 01-21-2013 12:48 AM
Glo epub. words split without logic sunny1z Kobo Reader 10 01-14-2013 08:23 AM
split words at end of line Smknox Introduce Yourself 4 08-26-2012 04:03 AM
Split words when converting epub to mobi guspasho Conversion 2 05-09-2012 06:33 PM
pdf with split words at end of line - how best to convert cybmole Calibre 8 10-19-2010 08:27 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:43 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.