ebook-speaker/UTF-8 long files
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ebook-convert file.mobi file.txt --linearize-tables --asciize
See if that fixes your problem.
----- Original Message -----
From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
To: blinux-list at redhat.com
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 14:07:24 +0100
Subject: Re: ebook-speaker/UTF-8 long files
> Tim, it's ebook-convert from the Calibre package, and yes they are .mobi
> format originally, and given I've not found a way to natively read them
> on Linux with Orca, I figured okay, I'll convert them. They do display
> fine in Pluma however and I can read them that way, but I'd like the
> convenience of ebook-speaker really.
> On 20/09/2020 13:30, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > Tim here. You say "It tells me to wait", but it's hard to tell
> > whether it's "ebook-converr" or "ebook-speaker" that's giving the
> > error. So it's hard to tell whether it's source lines in the
> > original ebook that are giving trouble (in which case it would help
> > to know which type of ebook: EPUB, Mobi, etc), or the .txt output.
> > If it's the former, it sounds like an issue with "ebook-converr"
> > which I'm not sure I know how to deal with other than to try a
> > different program. If it's successfully producing .txt files but
> > they have long lines that choke "ebook-speaker", you might be able to
> > use `fmt` or `fold` to re-wrap the lines in the .txt so that they're
> > shorter and hopefully don't choke "ebook-speaker".
> > -tim
> > On September 20, 2020, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> >> So I just ran into this and was wondering if anyone else has. I've
> >> converted ebooks to .txt with ebook-converr and wanted to run them
> >> by ebook-speaker. It tells me to wait since it's a UTF-8 file with
> >> long phrases and give sme numbers, then does....precisely nothing,
> >> boots me back to the terminal with a bell sound...
> >> Any ideas?
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