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Old 01-15-2010, 01:07 AM   #1
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automatic lrf for news fetching?

hi, first hats off to the developer and the contributors.

i have a sony prs-900, and when i fetch the rss of a turkish blog or a site, using "fetch news", some of the turkish characters (strangely not all of them: just ş, ğ and İ) appear as ? when I upload it in ePub format. i don't know the technical reason but in the LRF format everything is fine.

question 1: is there a way to fetch the news always in LRF?
question 2: what are possible solutions to the character problem? as i said, some characters such as ç, ı are fine, only ş, ğ and İ don't work.

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hi folks,

using the forum i figured out a way to correctly render the characters in epub by specifying extra css with a new font (in the look & feel preferences).

however, i need to first get the news via fetching, and then create an epub out of the existing epub. is there a way to make the news fetching use the settings in look & feel?

thanks!
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hi folks,

using the forum i figured out a way to correctly render the characters in epub by specifying extra css with a new font (in the look & feel preferences).

however, i need to first get the news via fetching, and then create an epub out of the existing epub. is there a way to make the news fetching use the settings in look & feel?

thanks!
You can use the command-line tool instead. I do this to add boldface css to news I downloand.
If you are using a windows machine, you can create a .bat file whose content is something like this (I've copied from one I use, you need to change the locations and such and put your css into a file; you also need to change ".epub" to ".lrf" and you probably should use instead an actual file name, like "C:\My Documents\Mine.lfr"):

"C:\Program Files\Calibre\ebook-convert.exe" "The Economist (free).recipe" ".epub" --extra-css="C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\My Documents\My Dropbox\ArialBold.css"

If you want automatic download, you can use Window's task scheduler to run this file daily.
I then just add this to my ereader manually. I think you could use the command line interface to add it to the Calibre library and have Calibre do the transfer to the ereader, but I don't know how.
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