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Old 08-21-2010, 07:56 AM   #1
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Different font sizes in mobi?

Hi All,

I'm trying to convert an HTML file to mobi format with calibre.

In the HTML, the font size of all hard (non-breaking) spaces is set to 6pt. The rest of the body text is set to 12pt.

For some reason, the mobi conversion doesn't appear to retain this difference -- all spaces are the same size (12pt) in the calibre viewer (I'm slowly converting my library to mobi before the Kindle 3 I ordered arrives).

I tried replacing the pt values with pixel values, but the result is the same (hard spaces are the same size as normal spaces).

Strangely, when I convert to epub, the difference is retained.

Is it possible to retain different font sizes in mobi? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 08-21-2010, 11:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to mobileread ....

Perhaps you should have posted this question into the Calibre thread .... [ask a mod to shift it accordingly]


In the Calibre Convert panel for "Look & Feel" there is a check box for "Disable font size rescaling" - But I do not know what it does to the output ....

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Old 08-22-2010, 05:20 AM   #3
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Thanks, GeoffC!

I think I figured out what the problem was. It had to do with the HTML I had generated in Adobe Acrobat. For some reason, calibre didn't like the <SPAN style> tags containing the font size info.

I went back to the original Word file, saved as HTML (filtered) and then processed with Mobipocket Creator, and the different font sizes were retained.

Incidentally, Mobipocket Creator didn't like the <SPAN style> tags either.
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Glad you sorted that one out

[as well as the html file, you had a style sheet ?]
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