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Old 09-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Catalog error on creation


I am experiencing the following error upon an attempt to create a catalog. It must have to do with specific books, not the size of the catalog, because I can create much bigger catalogs that this one (some 300 books only). I ascertained that the problem lies within these 331 books. If I exclude them, then I do not get an error.

How do I figure out which book is the culprit?

Thanxx for any help,


Here is the trace:

calibre, version 0.9.0 (win32, isfrozen: True)
Conversion Error: Failed: Generate catalog

Generate catalog
Failed to initialize plugin: u'C:\\Users\\Mixx\\AppData\\Roaming\\calibre\\plug ins\\Amazon'
Sections: Authors, Titles, Genres, Descriptions
Catalog_EPUB_MOBI(): Generating mobi for kindle in GUI environment
connected_device: 'None'
book count: 331
author_clip: 60
catalog_title: u'Katalog'
connected_kindle: False
creator: u'Sonntag, September 30, 2012'
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
existing thumb cache at C:\Users\Mixx\AppData\Roaming\calibre\caches\catal og\, cached_thumb_width: 1.00"
Begin catalog source generation
unhandled exception in catalog generator
Python function terminated unexpectedly
need a single Unicode character as parameter (Error Code: 1)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 132, in main
File "", line 109, in run_entry_point
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 335, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\library\catalogs\epub_mobi_builde", line 270, in build_sources
File "site-packages\calibre\library\catalogs\epub_mobi_builde", line 1317, in generate_html_by_author
File "site-packages\calibre\library\catalogs\epub_mobi_builde", line 4249, in generate_unicode_name
TypeError: need a single Unicode character as parameter

Last edited by Mixx; 09-30-2012 at 01:06 PM.
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