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Old 10-03-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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How to convert to 7-bit US ASCII

Is there a way to convert with calibre to 7-bit US ASCII -- you know, the 128 characters (no high-order bits) used by simple MS-DOS programs, so that fancy apostrophes and quotation marks and em-dashes will end up as typewriter-style characters and accented characters will be replaced with their unaccented counterparts?

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Is there a way to convert with calibre to 7-bit US ASCII -- you know, the 128 characters (no high-order bits) used by simple MS-DOS programs, so that fancy apostrophes and quotation marks and em-dashes will end up as typewriter-style characters and accented characters will be replaced with their unaccented counterparts?

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Text format: General: Set the output encoding to ASCII
Look over some of the other options
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You want the transliterate unicode characters setting under the Look & Feel section of the conversion dialog.
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theducks, thank you so much for the kind words!

Kovid, this works for some books, but not others -- thank you! When I get a moment, I'll try to pin down exactly what's going wrong with the books it doesn't work for. Thanks so much!
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