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Old 02-06-2010, 02:36 AM   #1
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Hello,

I have just noticed that my LIT version of my eBook doesn't work properly because Windows is too dumb too properly display full UTF-8 characters. What a surprise....

Be that as it may, is there a chance that you could add a character replacement for each eBook format, so that I could for example tell Calibre to replace &x2606; with "*" when building the LIT format, while leaving it untouched when building other formats?

Thanks for taking this into consideration,
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:37 AM   #2
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there is an option to transliterate to ascii in the conversion settings.
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Old 02-06-2010, 03:26 PM   #3
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But what happens with characters that are not part of the ASCII set?

&x2606; is not anywhere in the ASCII set and I can see many other occasions also where I'd need symbols that are not part of any ASCII set, particularly not Windows' 30-year old interpretation of it.

I'll try the transliteration to see what exactly happens, though, and report back.

Thanks for the info, Kovid.
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ASCII transliteration doesn't seem to work right. It removes the special character altogether. I am not sure about other people but on my end Calibre seems to behave rather erratically and I never get the sense that I can trust what it's doing. One day it build fine ePub files, the next day it will build files that seem to be corrupt - at least according to Adobe Digital Editions, and so forth. It's really weird.
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