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Old 02-15-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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CHM to MOBI: Just getting chinese characters

I am trying to convert a recent CHM file produced by Microsoft and located here:

I have Calibre setup with all default values and my output device as Kindle.

The conversion runs but then all I get is is a bunch of Chinese characters when I open up the mobi file in the Kindle Reader for PC.

Here is the conversion job details

Convert book 1 of 1 (Project Silk: Client-Side Web Development for Modern Browsers - September 2011)

Resolved conversion options
calibre version: 0.8.39
{'asciiize': False,
'author_sort': None,
'authors': None,
'base_font_size': 0.0,
'book_producer': None,
'change_justification': u'original',
'chapter': u"//*[((name()='h1' or name()='h2') and re:test(., '\\s*((chapter|book|section|part)\\s+)|((prolog|pr ologue|epilogue)(\\s+|$))', 'i')) or @class = 'chapter']",
'chapter_mark': u'pagebreak',
'comments': None,
'cover': None,
'debug_pipeline': None,
'dehyphenate': True,
'delete_blank_paragraphs': True,
'disable_font_rescaling': False,
'dont_compress': False,
'duplicate_links_in_toc': False,
'enable_heuristics': False,
'extra_css': None,
'extract_to': None,
'filter_css': u'',
'fix_indents': True,
'font_size_mapping': None,
'format_scene_breaks': True,
'html_unwrap_factor': 0.4,
'input_encoding': None,
'input_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.InputProfile object at 0x0478BE50>,
'insert_blank_line': False,
'insert_blank_line_size': 0.5,
'insert_metadata': False,
'isbn': None,
'italicize_common_cases': True,
'keep_ligatures': False,
'language': None,
'level1_toc': None,
'level2_toc': None,
'level3_toc': None,
'line_height': 0.0,
'linearize_tables': False,
'margin_bottom': 5.0,
'margin_left': 5.0,
'margin_right': 5.0,
'margin_top': 5.0,
'markup_chapter_headings': True,
'max_toc_links': 50,
'minimum_line_height': 120.0,
'mobi_ignore_margins': False,
'mobi_toc_at_start': False,
'no_chapters_in_toc': False,
'no_inline_navbars': True,
'no_inline_toc': False,
'output_profile': <calibre.customize.profiles.KindleOutput object at 0x04796190>,
'page_breaks_before': u"//*[name()='h1' or name()='h2']",
'personal_doc': u'[PDOC]',
'prefer_author_sort': False,
'prefer_metadata_cover': False,
'pretty_print': False,
'pubdate': None,
'publisher': None,
'rating': None,
'read_metadata_from_opf': 'c:\\users\\rich\\appdata\\local\\temp\\calibre_0. 8.39_tmp_ztfdju\\vgxs5g.opf',
'remove_fake_margins': True,
'remove_first_image': False,
'remove_paragraph_spacing': False,
'remove_paragraph_spacing_indent_size': 1.5,
'renumber_headings': True,
'replace_scene_breaks': u'',
'rescale_images': False,
'series': None,
'series_index': None,
'share_not_sync': False,
'smarten_punctuation': False,
'sr1_replace': None,
'sr1_search': None,
'sr2_replace': None,
'sr2_search': None,
'sr3_replace': None,
'sr3_search': None,
'tags': None,
'timestamp': None,
'title': None,
'title_sort': None,
'toc_filter': None,
'toc_threshold': 6,
'toc_title': None,
'unsmarten_punctuation': False,
'unwrap_lines': True,
'use_auto_toc': False,
'verbose': 2}
InputFormatPlugin: CHM Input running
on c:\users\rich\appdata\local\temp\calibre_0.8.39_tm p_ztfdju\ppv0ku.chm
Processing CHM...
tdir=c:\users\rich\appdata\local\temp\calibre_0.8. 39_tmp_ztfdju\iskpfe_chm2oeb\users\rich\appdata\local\temp\calib re_0.8.39_tmp_ztfdju\ppv0ku.chm
Opening CHM file
Extracting CHM to c:\users\rich\appdata\local\temp\calibre_0.8.39_tm p_ztfdju\iskpfe_chm2oeb
Found 0 section nodes
Language not specified
Creator not specified
Building file list...
Found files...
HTMLFile:0:a:c:\users\rich\appdata\local\temp\cali bre_0.8.39_tmp_ztfdju\iskpfe_chm2oeb\Toc.html
Normalizing filename cases
Rewriting HTML links
Parsing Toc.html ...
Initial parse failed, using more forgiving parsers
Parsing Toc.html as HTML
File Toc.html missing <title/> element
Merging user specified metadata...
Detecting structure...
Auto generated TOC with 0 entries.
Flattening CSS and remapping font sizes...
Source base font size is 12.00000pt
Removing fake margins...
Parsing stylesheet.css ...
Cleaning up manifest...
Trimming unused files from manifest...
Creating MOBI Output...
Applying case-transforming CSS...
Parsing manglecase.css ...
Rasterizing SVG images...
Converting XHTML to Mobipocket markup...
Serializing images...
Serializing markup content...
Compressing markup content...
No TOC, MOBI index not generated
MOBI output written to c:\users\rich\appdata\local\temp\calibre_0.8.39_tm p_ztfdju\

Last edited by theducks; 02-15-2012 at 06:54 PM. Reason: wrapped in spoiler
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