|03-31-2011, 02:18 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2011
I have a book already published in paperback. I am wanting to convert it to an ebook for kindle/nook formats.
The book was written in word (docx) format. The book consists of primarily English characters but also has quite a bit of Japanese kanji and katakana in the text of the book.
When I convert the book only the English is present and the Japanese displays random symbols and letters. I am sure its an encoding issue. The question is how do I convert it from word format into an epub format that displays both English and Japanese text?
I have played with the idea of converting the Japanese text into pictures but they come out really grainy and are hard to line up with the existing text.
I have played with calibre and ecub and am running into the following issue.
|03-31-2011, 06:07 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Kindle 2 International, Sony PRS-T1, BlackBerry PlayBook, Acer Iconia
It sounds like you have the wrong encoding specified for either your input document or your output epub or both.
Your best bet is to try and set/convert everything to UTF-8, which will allow both language scripts to live happily side by side.
Hope this helps, and welcome to MobileRead!
|03-31-2011, 06:49 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Device: EB 1150, EZ Reader, Literati, iPad 2 & Air 2
Another possibility is that you don't have the Japanese characters available as fonts in your eBook. This may involve embedding a font set.
|04-01-2011, 01:29 PM||#4|
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Duisburg (DE)
Device: PB 623
extracting a subset with fontforge and embedding it shoulsd suffice too, saving space in the container
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