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Old 12-22-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Colon in title turns into an underscore on Kindle menu

Hello,

I added a book to my kindle that has a colon in the title;' when I added it to my Kindle, the title turned the colon into an underscore. "The Irish Americans: A History" become "The Irish Americans_ A History."

Is there any way to use Calibre to change this so that it correctly displays the colon in the title? I tried going in to edit the metadata but I wasn't successful in making it display correctly on my Kindle. It's bothering me a lot for some reason. I know it's possible because I have other books with colons in the title that display correctly.

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Old 12-22-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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I used the Send to Kindle app to send the book to my Kindle. I don't know if that application is responsible for the colon/underscore thing or what.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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Never mind; I tried dragging and dropping the book directly to my Kindle and the same problem persists.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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A Colon is not allowed in filenames
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:39 PM   #5
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The filename or the book title in the Kindle home screen? The filename as theducks said will not be able to be saved with a colon, but the metadata title should have a colon if you check in the Kindle home screen.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:07 AM   #6
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I want the colon to show up on the Kindle home screen. The metadata title has a colon but it's not displaying on the Kindle.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:14 AM   #7
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The file in question is probably a PDF. Kindle's cannot read metadata from PDF files, therefore they use the filenames. Your only options are to change the colon to a semi-colon or other separator character, or use a format other than PDF, or use a device other than a Kindle, that can read metadata from PDF
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Ok! Thanks for your help!
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