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Old 07-27-2010, 07:01 AM   #1
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Diacritics problem with calibre

Hi,

I have recently (yesterday) bought an ebook reader and I immediatly found the wonderfull "Calibre" software.

I have, however, some problems with epub format and Polish special signs like ą, ę, ż and so on.

1) When I convert a PDF to EPUB I get all special signs correct, apart from "ż" which is displayed both on the PC and on the reader as "Ŝ"

2) When I use the brilliant and a must-have functionality of news fetch i get an epub which displays correctly on my PC, but I get '?' instead of special signs on the reader.

Is there any way to get past those problems?

Thanks,

M.
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I made a simple PDF and did a quick and dirty conversion to epub, using Calibre. And it came out just fine.

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Diacritics problem with calibre

Hi,

I have recently (yesterday) bought an ebook reader and I immediatly found the wonderfull "Calibre" software.

I have, however, some problems with epub format and Polish special signs like ą, ę, ż and so on.

1) When I convert a PDF to EPUB I get all special signs correct, apart from "ż" which is displayed both on the PC and on the reader as "Ŝ"

2) When I use the brilliant and a must-have functionality of news fetch i get an epub which displays correctly on my PC, but I get '?' instead of special signs on the reader.

Is there any way to get past those problems?

Thanks,

M.
It could be a problem with the original PDF. Try the one I enclosed here. (Made using OpenOffice.)

I suspect that 2. is a problem with the font in your reader. Try to update the software in the reader and/or use a custom font that include the characters that don't display now. On my reader, an Opus, the characters display fine.
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File Type: pdf test.pdf (30.1 KB, 189 views)
File Type: epub test.epub (2.4 KB, 159 views)

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Old 07-27-2010, 08:17 AM   #3
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Thanks for your answer!

Indeed, your pdf converted correctly. I will try to correct the pdf's than

The second issue remains - why the pubs created from the news sources do not have diacritics?
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Post one here. So can I check if they display OK on my device. Then it is most likely a problem with the font in your device. Should be easy to add a custom font.

Or even simpler: Just check the epub above in your reader. Can you read all chars? If you can't then it is a problem with your device.

A custom font that include diacritics should do it.

Ask on the Onyx forum how to add a custum font, if it's not in the manual.

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=220

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Old 07-27-2010, 10:24 AM   #5
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If you read Polish you can check these websites:

http://forum.eksiazki.org/epub-f157/...505-t8395.html
http://forum.eksiazki.org/epub-f157/...oku-t8757.html
http://www.epub.republika.pl/epub.htm
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I am using Calibre to convert pdf to mobi
and I'm getting an issue described in
1)
of #1 in this thread.
Curiously enough calibre converted pdf files originally made
with Adobe Distiller don't have this issue,
i.e. any act available on http://isip.sejm.gov.pl/.

In my pdf library most of the files were made with PDFCreator.
After being converted in Calibre they all experience the aforementioned issue.

Did anyone come up with a workaround?
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