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Old 02-10-2020, 09:00 PM   #1
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Epubs loaded to Kobo missing small bits of text

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I am currently using a Kobo Aura H2O Second Edition. I've gotten in the habit of downloading my ebooks from the seller and installing them on the device (rather than downloading them directly to the device), particularly since adding them from the device to the Calibre library seems like it will be problematic every time something changes.

However, I've discovered that for a few books, the entire text shows up in the Calibre reader, but when they are added to my Kobo, parts of sentences or whole paragraphs go missing - mostly at the end of chapters or before a scene break. I tried to search for other people posting this problem but couldn't find anything that seemed exactly the same. A few things seemed to suggest that the epub file downloaded from the Kobo site might not be exactly the same as the one loaded directly to my device? And that the downloaded file might have errors in the CSS?

I have very, very, very basic experience in editing CSS files, so if this is indeed the problem, explicit directions for potentially fixing the problem would be appreciated. Or if you think it might be something else entirely?

If I have missed any information that might be helpful in diagnosing the problem, please ask! Thank you in advance for any insights.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:13 PM   #2
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Try doing an EPUB to EPUB conversion that often fixes things.
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:29 AM   #3
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It probably means there is an unbalanced tag or incorrect nesting of tags towards the end of the chapter. As Kovid said, an epub-to-epub conversion will probably fix it. You can also open it in the calibre editor and run the error checking. That will probably show what it is.

As to the version downloaded from the Kobo library or to the device. They can be different versions of the book. It depends on how they get uploaded by the publisher. And the kepub version will have been through their processing. That might fix things. There are also two renderers. They handle errors in the book code in different ways.
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One other possiblity is I've seen epub3 ebooks created with Vellum that miss chunks of text around a graphic scene break (often seen at the end of chapter as well) when viewed with an RMSDK epub2 renderer.

As suggested an epub to epub conversion often fixes the issue. The other choice is get familiar with editing epubs.
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Thanks for the thoughts. I opened the file and it had a bunch of errors, so I ran the Epub to Epub conversion. Now when I open the file in the editor, it doesn't find errors, but the same bits of text are missing.

I found the spot where three paragraphs are missing in front of an ornamental break, and I can't see anything wrong that's obvious to me (all the tags seem to have an open and a close, which is all that I'm 100% sure about.) I know this isn't as easy to read without all the colours, but if someone can point out to me what the problem is, so I know what to look for, that would be greatly appreciated.

FYI, if some "dirty" language will upset you, please skip this one.

<span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.170.1">Don’t suppose you’d send a selfie? </span></i><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.171.1">He added the laughing </span><span class="last-word"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.172.1">emoji</span></span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.173.1">.</span></p>
<p class="subsq"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.174.1">She didn’t respond and he figured he’d scared her off. </span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.174.2">But then a picture came across his phone and his heart practically stopped. </span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.174.3">

Edit: Post truncated. MobileRead is a family friendly forum and explicit text isn’t allowed. A heads up doesn’t affect that.

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Old 02-16-2020, 03:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the thoughts. I opened the file and it had a bunch of errors, so I ran the Epub to Epub conversion. Now when I open the file in the editor, it doesn't find errors, but the same bits of text are missing.

I found the spot where three paragraphs are missing in front of an ornamental break, and I can't see anything wrong that's obvious to me (all the tags seem to have an open and a close, which is all that I'm 100% sure about.) I know this isn't as easy to read without all the colours, but if someone can point out to me what the problem is, so I know what to look for, that would be greatly appreciated.

FYI, if some "dirty" language will upset you, please skip this one.

<span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.170.1">Don’t suppose you’d send a selfie? </span></i><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.171.1">He added the laughing </span><span class="last-word"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.172.1">emoji</span></span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.173.1">.</span></p>
<p class="subsq"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.174.1">She didn’t respond and he figured he’d scared her off. </span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.174.2">But then a picture came across his phone and his heart practically stopped. </span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.174.3">

Edit: Post truncated. MobileRead is a family friendly forum and explicit text isn’t allowed. A heads up doesn’t affect that.
I took a quick look at the sample of HOT Angel. In chapter 1, replacing

Code:
<hr class="ornamental-break ornamental-break-as-hr"/>
with

Code:
<p class="ornamental-break"><img alt="" style="width:3em; heigth:auto;" src="../OEBPS/images/break-block-screen.svg"/></p>
corrected the lost text issue.
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Old 02-26-2020, 04:52 PM   #7
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My apologies, it's my first time posting here and I forgot to double check the censorship requirements. Thank you very much for offering a fix anyway.

Unfortunately, although (once I fixed the typo) the Calibre editor found no errors with the code you suggested, it didn't fix the problem reading the book on my Kobo. Now there are two ornamental breaks and the text is still missing.

This is the code around that area:

<p class="subsq"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.202.1">Brooke shoved her drink away though she badly wanted to down it. </span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.202.2">“Of course I do. </span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.202.3">Lead on, Mrs. </span><span class="last-word"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.203.1">Spencer</span></span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.204.1">.”</span></p>
<p class="ornamental-break"><img alt="" style="width:3em; height:auto;" src="../OEBPS/images/break-block-screen.svg"/></p>
<p class="first"><span class="first-phrase"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.205.1">Cade watched the game,</span></span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.206.1"> but his mind wasn’t on it. </span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.206.2">No, his mind was back in that kitchen with the petite blonde sitting on the stool by the island. </span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.206.3">She’d been wearing a fitted olive-green shirt and faded jeans with spike-heeled boots. </span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.206.4">Her long hair tumbled down her back and her baby blues were </span><span class="last-word"><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.207.1">captivating</span></span><span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="kobospan" id="kobo.208.1">.</span></p>

And this is what it looks like loaded onto my Kobo (I blacked out problematic text; hopefully that is acceptable.


Any further thoughts?
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