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Old 07-13-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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pdf quotes become accents

Hey, I'm trying to convert a PDF copy of a book into an ePub so I can more easily read it on my phone.

Whenever the source PDF has open quotes in front of some letters, like so:

``I've seen
they get turned into a single quote and an accented vowel in the output:

`Ì've seen
I know that converting from a PDF source is always kind of tricky but is there any way around this?

edit: no, I don't know why the source PDF uses `` for open quotes and '' (two characters each) for closed quotes. I wish it didn't.

edit 2: also the drop caps don't show up and the page numbers get interspersed with the text. F** goddamn PDFs.

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Old 07-15-2010, 05:14 AM   #2
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can you post some screen shots?
or post a link for the two files.
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