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REFERENCE: Special Characters
#1  nrapallo 04-07-2008, 02:31 AM
A lot has recently been discussed here and there about how our ebook readers render (support) special characters.

Here is a simple summary of the different threads/discussions:
Special Characters Wiki by DaleDe

oh, criminy... (lit to imp) by zelda_pinwheel

Unicode Glyphs test file for Kindle by jimad

Special Characters / Fonts by Gatton
And the master reference: Special Character Set by eBook Technologies, Inc.

Attached are samples of these Special Characters in .IMP formats for viewing on the ebook reader or PC viewer.

Please note that the filenames ending in '_1200.imp' is for the REB 1200; the other '.imp' for the EBW 1150.

EDIT: Revised Special Character Wiki & ETI_Special Characters to clean-up errors and update to most recent versions.
[imp] Special Characters Wiki.imp (29.0 KB, 1117 views)
[imp] Special Characters Wiki_1200.imp (28.5 KB, 1136 views)
[imp] Wiki, Wiki - Unicode List.imp (85.0 KB, 1130 views)
[imp] Wiki, Wiki - Unicode List_1200.imp (75.1 KB, 1177 views)
[imp] ETI_Special Character Set.imp (38.9 KB, 1161 views)
[imp] ETI_Special Character Set_1200.imp (37.7 KB, 1147 views)
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#2  DaleDe 04-07-2008, 11:46 AM
errors in the ETI_Special Character set.

The ndash and mdash are the same length. They should be different.
The various single and double quotes should be curley. They are shown straight.

the PI and PIV are shown as separate characters on the ETI site but I have never been able to get separate characters on any device. I think this is a bug in the ETI code. They always look like PI.

Dale
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#3  nrapallo 04-07-2008, 02:29 PM
Quote DaleDe
errors in the ETI_Special Character set.

The ndash and mdash are the same length. They should be different.
The various single and double quotes should be curley. They are shown straight.

the PI and PIV are shown as separate characters on the ETI site but I have never been able to get separate characters on any device. I think this is a bug in the ETI code. They always look like PI.

Dale
Now corrected and uploaded in post#1 above to include updated Special Character Wiki & revised ETI_Special Characters Set.
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