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Old 04-09-2010, 04:45 PM   #1
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Punctuation in PDF conversions

I've recently used calibre to convert several PDFs to epub format. I noticed that formatting tags tend to be greedy and grab nearby punctuation.

eg. (Book Title p22)

gets converted as <i>(Book Title</i> p22) giving one italic parenthesis and one normal parenthesis: (Book Title p22)

and, "this is bold."

gets converted as "this is <b>bold."</b> giving a bold period & quote mark: "this is bold."

Has anyone else noticed this? Is this a calibre issue? or an issue with the original PDF files? (the original PDFs do not appear this way in evince.)

I would think that formatting should exclude nearby punctuation by default.


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Old 04-09-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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This is a pdftohtml issue, though I suppose it should be possible for calibre to work around it. Open a ticket and attach a sample PDF file and I'll see what can be done.
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