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Old 05-26-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Question Problem with Calibre Conversion

I have been converting a lot of text documents to Kindle format using Calibre. However, I have one document that is causing me trouble.

When I convert it to AZW3 format and load it into the Kindle it will not work with my dictionary.

I have used the hex editor to check the format of the document and it says it is MOBI format not AZW3. Somehow Kindle is converting it to MOBI when I send it to the device.

Now I can drag and drop th AZW3 format into the kindle but then I lose the meta data which is the big thing I need.

Can anyone help me with this problem?
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #2
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:19 AM   #3
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I have been converting a lot of text documents to Kindle format using Calibre. However, I have one document that is causing me trouble.
When I convert it to AZW3 format and load it into the Kindle it will not work with my dictionary.
K3 Dictionary problems are almost always caused by language metadata problems. AFAIK, Calibre will use the GUI language as the language code by default. I.e. all text files converted with the English version of Calibre will automatically have English as the language code. Also converting text files to .azw3 files won't get you a better quality ebook.
Download JavaMobiMetadata editor and check/modify the the language metadata of your Kindle books.

Alternatively, download Sigil and open it, paste the text in Book View mode into the Section0001.xhtml default document, press F8 to add the desired metadata, save the book as an .epub file and convert it with Calibre or Kindle Previewer.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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@Doitsu: calibre does not use the interface language, it uses whatever language you have set in the book's metadata. Interface language is only used if the metadata has no language.
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@Doitsu: calibre does not use the interface language, it uses whatever language you have set in the book's metadata. Interface language is only used if the metadata has no language.
The OP converted text files, which don't have metadata. I.e. unless the OP added/modified the metadata after adding the text file to Calibre it'll default to the UI language, won't it?

Or are there text file formats that support metadata?
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Or are there text file formats that support metadata?
txtz for one.
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