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Old 07-29-2009, 12:26 PM   #1
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French Language Books

I have been trying to convert html and pdf books in French into prc or ePub.

The conversions for html are better but there is still a problem with the "oe" and "à" and "è".
The conversion from pdf is quite terrible - there seem to be line breaks after each accent and the accents are not on the letters but beside the letters.

I have tried using the alias for CH in the look and feel to no avail.

Could somebody please tell me what I need to put in the look and feel and how?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:28 PM   #2
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For HTML conversions you may need to specify the correct input encoding, probably one of the following

cp1252
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utf-8
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help - how do I specify this - just putting it into the "Look and feel " ? What about the pdfs - is there anything I can do about these?
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:38 PM   #4
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Yes. As for PDF, not really.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:13 PM   #5
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I have tried all these options with no success - worse than when leaving it blank. I put them in the "Input character encoding" field in the "Look and Feel". Is this OK? Has anyone tried converting French language docs? Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:14 PM   #6
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zip up the HTML before adding it to calibre (i.e. put it ina ZIP file and add the ZIP file to calibre). Then try those options.
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Thanks - this is exactly what I have done. Put the index file into calibre and it zipped up everything.
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No I mean zip up all the files yourself first and then add the ersulting ZIP file to calibre
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Great - this worked for latin-1 except for "oe" but the "è and à" are OK.

Now just need a work-round for pdfs
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:15 PM   #10
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I have been trying to convert rtf and html texts in Hungarian to epub. "ű" and "ő" are ok in the calibre ebook viewer but not in ADE and Cool-er.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:16 PM   #11
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Great - this worked for latin-1 except for "oe" but the "è and à" are OK.
I think "œ" is not in latin-1, but it is in latin-9 (aka ISO-8859-15).
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:13 PM   #12
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The conversion from pdf is quite terrible - there seem to be line breaks after each accent and the accents are not on the letters but beside the letters.
I can fix this. There was a similar problem with German characters that have umlauts (e.g. ü). Can you attach or send me a PDF with the French accented characters so I can test my changes?
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Hi user_none

Glad to enclose the document.

But perhaps it is better to send you the link:

http://alysse.org/~thomas/autonomy_project/

The link to the pdf is at the bottom of the page.

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The html converted well with latin-9 but calibre only recognised the full ISO in the look and feel.

The "oe" is still missing but perhaps this is due to a problem in the viewer or in the hanlin device.
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I've made a commit that cleans up French characters (e.g. à,û,é...) for PDF input. It should be in the next release. Let me know if I missed anything. Also, at least with conversion from PDF the oe character is displaying correctly in calibre's ebook-viewer.
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