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Old 06-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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Question special characters ? in text but OK in notes list

I am puzzled as to why some characters will not display in text i.e. will appear as ?, but when I mark them as notes for later correction, they display fine on the list notes screen. does that screen use a different font set.

e.g. I had an instance of ´ which appeared in the story as ? I marked it so as to edit it later ( usually I can find the correct alt code - in this case 0239 - which will display OK) but on the notes screen it looked fine !

I have seen similar behaviour with some other foreign characters - ? in text - but visible OK on notes list
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The font on the readers do not have a full UTF-8 set aboard. That is the reason you sometimes see a question mark instead of the character. In general you can say that Latin-1 and Western-European languages are covered.
It is strange that ´ gave you a question mark, as this is in the list. I use it regularly as it is a used character here and I can't remember it didn't work.
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Though it targets PRS+ firmware-extension, here you find some additional infos about fonts on Sony PRS prior T1.
And maybe you want to give PRS+ a try.
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i already have PRS+ as for "It is strange that ´ gave you a question mark" - I often find that I can replace a dodgy character with a 4 digit alt code, which looks identical, and the replacement will work fine.

There must be more than one way to create those special characters, and ade/sony is less tolerant that sigil book mode / calibre viewer

I am also guess that Sony use their non-serif font for menus & for pages such as list notes, so that when a short text extract appears on the list page, it is not in same font as when it is in the book ?
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