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Old 09-09-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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Device: Kindle
Catalog generation fail

Hello all,

Can't seem to generate a Catalog... Using Calibre 0.8.68 on Linux (Slackware). When I try the catalog in .MOBI format I get the following error. It does work properly if I choose .CSV output format...

Generate catalog
 Sections: Authors, Titles
Catalog_EPUB_MOBI(): Generating mobi for kindle in GUI environment
 connected_device: 'None'
 book count: 969
  author_clip: 60
  catalog_title: u'My Books'
  connected_kindle: False
  description_clip: 100
  exclude_genre: u'.'
  exclusion_rules: ()
  fmt: u'mobi'
  header_note_source_field: ''
  merge_comments_rule: '::True'
  output_profile: 'kindle'
  prefix_rules: ()
  search_text: None
  sort_by: None
  sort_descriptions_by_author: True
  sync: False
  thumb_width: u'1.00'
  use_existing_cover: False
  DPI = 168; thumbnail dimensions: 84 x 112
 Begin catalog source generation
 unhandled exception in catalog generator
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 58, in main
  File "site-packages/calibre/utils/ipc/", line 186, in main
  File "site-packages/calibre/gui2/convert/", line 68, in gui_catalog
  File "site-packages/calibre/library/catalogs/", line 337, in run
  File "site-packages/calibre/library/catalogs/", line 367, in build_sources
  File "site-packages/calibre/library/catalogs/", line 794, in fetch_books_by_author
  File "site-packages/calibre/library/catalogs/", line 794, in <lambda>
  File "site-packages/calibre/library/catalogs/", line 334, in _kf_books_by_author_sorter_author_sort
UnicodeEncodeError: 'latin-1' codec can't encode character u'\u2019' in position 6: ordinal not in range(256)
Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks a lot.
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