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Old 08-02-2010, 07:52 AM   #1
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pdb to epub (encoding issue)

hello all.
i was trying to use calibre to convert my pdb into epub format. only problem is that i do not know encoding of pdb source file.

because its slovak books with slovak chars, there are 3 possibilities - unicode(utf-8), ISO8859-2 or Windows-1250.

i tried unicode(selected utf-8 in look&feel -> input char encoding) but output was incorrect. leaving blank field(default calibre option) also produced incorrect output(special characters were just nonsense chars).
so i tried ISO8859-2 with same result.
then i tried Windows-1250 and output was OK (tried with calibre reader and epub reader firefox addon).

is there any way how can i find source(pdb) encoding so i wont have to try 3 different encodings before producing correct output?

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