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Old 03-06-2012, 03:39 AM   #1
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Device: Sony eReader PRS-650
English text with some non-English characters show as ?


I have a book in ePub format. It is an English book, but with several words with non-English characters. They are correctly rendered in Calibres's reader, but not in my PRS-650.

For instance, this sentence
"The Anthrōpos in Heaven..."
is rendered OK in Calibre, but appears as
"The Anthr?pos in Heaven..."
in my PRS-650.

The corresponding HTML section looks like this:
<p class="calibre34">
<span class="calibre3">
<span class="bold">
<span lang="EN-US">The
<span class="italic"> Anthrōpos </span>
in Heaven</span></span></span></p>

The character ō is coded in UTF-8.

I suppose I could fix it using some kind of <span lang="EN-US"> around "Anthrōpos", but which language code should I try? Anthrōpos is not English, but it is not Greek either, it's Greek transliterated to "almost" ASCII characters.

Any suggestions?
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