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amantes-sunt-amentes
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Missing Characters in the Ebooks

I was reading the Vampire Academy series, and when they started discussing some words in Russian and Romanian, I noticed that some of the letters (the one with accents unique to that language) would turn up as small question marks. I'm not entirely sure what is going on. Is it that the Nook doesn't have the technology to read the accented letters, or when the book went digital that the accented letter couldn't have been added? Has this happened to anyone else, whether it be in Vampire Academy books or other ones? Is it a possible that a software update might fix this?

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Rasyr
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Re: Missing Characters in the Ebooks

Those letters are known as diacritical marks and they represent sounds that are essentially foriegn to the latin alphabet.

 

And ufortunately, a software update is unlikely to fix that.

 

Chances are that the problem lies within the eBook itself with the declaration about which character set to use in displaying the eBook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Missing Characters in the Ebooks

@amantes-sunt-amentes

 

Rasyr is right.  There's a known bug in 1.3 that prevents letters with diacritical marks from displaying correctly in the titles of eBooks in My Documents, but that affects titles only.  Letters replaced by question marks in the text may result from a corrupted file, but are probably cause by a poor formatting job on the part of the publisher.

 

This problem isn't limited to non-English characters; I've seen it in poorly formatted books on English words, as well.

+LORD, preserve the good in their goodness, and+
+in your kindness, make the wicked become good.+
-- St. Basil the Great+
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nana_vg
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Re: Missing Characters in the Ebooks

I'm reading a David Baldacchi book now, and I read Eat, Pray and Love before and both books have had question marks in place of apostrophes.

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Michael-V
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Re: Missing Characters in the Ebooks

@amantes-sunt-amentes,

Can you point out particular pages in the ebooks that are coming up with the diacritical marks?

 

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Michael-V

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Re: Missing Characters in the Ebooks

@nana_vg,

Can you point out particular pages in the ebooks that are coming up with the diacritical marks?

 

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Michael-V

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