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Old 04-07-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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character set troubles

If I post a very obvious question please excuse me, I am rather new to a lot of file formats, been on lit on an ipaq for some time.

I downloaded a book which turned out to be a lot of loose files in a OEBPS folder. Using mobireader I converted this to prc, still thinking that mobireader was a good app for my nokia 5800.

After a lot of messing around with the app on my nokia I gave up and found zxreader. Using Calibre I converted the prc to .fb2. Somehow that ended up in the cp866 character set which messed up the book into something unreadable.

Thinking that something was wrong I grabbed an old .lit file and converted that which went fine.

So... can I fix this? What's the best way to handle a OEBPS folder structure anyway?
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:50 PM   #2
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WoW, I just looked this up and I don't see how it was ever a eBook standard. I saw so much problems in just reading it compared to the new standard, ePub
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:23 AM   #3
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just zip it up and add it to calibre.
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:30 PM   #4
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And that works, my compliments for that!

In the preview I can't see anything strange, in the debug mode I can't find anything strange and yet the fb2 output causes problems.

I decided to circumvent the issue and simply converted to .txt.

There is an issue here, just I don't know if it's in calibre's fb2 out or, more likely, in vxreader. Unfortunately the latter's website is in russian.
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:56 AM   #5
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I too have problems getting correct character output on zxreader on 5800. It looks perfect on Calibre but despite selecting UTF8 as specified the problems remain.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:12 PM   #6
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Since fb2 is a simple text file, you can open it up with a txt editor to verify taht the encoding is correct. If it is correct, then calibre has created a correct fb2 file and the bug is in the reader, which you will have to take up with the reader's creators.
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