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Old 03-11-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
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.pdf to .mobi problems

I am trying to convert some pdf files to mobi to put them on my kindle. It works very well except that whenever there is a double l, such as in billy, it takes out the second l and replaces it with a space. Anyone know a way to fix this? Thanks
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I am trying to convert some pdf files to mobi to put them on my kindle. It works very well except that whenever there is a double l, such as in billy, it takes out the second l and replaces it with a space. Anyone know a way to fix this? Thanks
I've seen the same problem, it doesn't seem to happen with all PDFs, or with all double l's. Haven't figured out what's going on.

I turned on the calibre debug folders (one of the conversion options) and with a 'problem' PDF, the double-"l"s are gone immediately (in the 'staging' HTML). So it affects any conversion, not just to MOBI.

I loaded the same PDF into Acrobat and exported as HTML. The double l's are all there as far as I can tell. So it looks like some calibre bug. I'll see if I can narrow it down some more.

You might also try using the Amazon conversion service ('<yourkindleid>@free.amazon.com'). I did this with my 'problem' file and it converted properly.

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