Problem importing ebook.

chusmaellagarto hk Hong Kong

Hi all,

I've using for a while Lingq and is great, but I realize that sometimes I waste a lot of time because of the formatting of the lesson. If you are not very good in the language, a missing end of line or punctuation can mean spending much more time in that part of the text.

I've tried a lot of of different methods and still don't have any idea how Lingq is handling the formatting in its end.

what do I want to achieve?

Lets put as an example chinese version of Harry Potter. I have the epub and I want import it. This is epub using the Calibre Viewer (would love to be able to read like this):

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Will import in different methods and see what is the result in Lingq.

1. Importing directly as an EPUB

Just press "+", import as an epub and drag it.

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So we get a full block... Missing all end of lines.

2.. Use Calibre to convert it to TXT

When I convert in Calibre I set "TXT otput":

- Output endconding, utf8

- Line ending style, windows

- Formatting, plain

This is what I see when I open the TXT file using vim:

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This is what I see when I import the lesson:

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So the end of lines are there, but when import they disappear?

3. Use Calibre to convert to htmlz

I just convert to htmlz, extract the index.html.

Opening the index.html with the browser I see:

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So now I will copy that part of the text, and paste it in Lingq, and add the lesson. Text:

```

摩金夫人是一个矮矮胖胖的女巫,笑容可掬,穿着一身紫衣。“是要买霍格沃茨学校的制服吗,亲爱的?”不等哈利开口说话,她就说了。“我们这里多得很,说实在的,现在就有一个年轻人在里边试衣服呢。”

在店堂后边有一个面色苍白、瘦削的年轻人站在脚凳上,一个女巫正用别针别起他的黑袍。摩金夫人让哈利站到年轻人旁边的另一张脚凳上,给他套上一件长袍,用别针别出适合他的身长。

```

I can't add more images... so will describe what is going on.

1. No end lines.

2. The closing quote disappear (this have give me a lot of headaches when reading).

4. Copy the HTML paste in TXT and format it.

What I did is copy in the vim editor as txt, then replace all the \n (unix end of line) with \r\n (windows end of line). But didn't work either, the end of lines end up disappearing (to bad can't add more pictures).

Conclusion

I had to deal with a lot of different format problems in the past, in very low level, but can't figure out what is going on in Lingq. Would be possible to have a better import guide? with details about how Lingq internally is dealing with end of lines, symbols, etc?

Thanks

February 10 at 04:41
  • chusmaellagarto hk Hong Kong

    Bump,

    I'm trying to read the second book of Harry Potter, and still have this problem when importing...

    April 27 at 13:34
  • clausagerskov dk Denmark

    Lingq simply removes new lines for asian languages

    July 26 at 16:24
  • Gio.Lorenzo it Italy

    Replacing \n with \n\n in txt works for me. It adds empty lines in between which are visible also on lingq reader but line endings don't disappear.

    July 27 at 00:51
    • clausagerskov dk Denmark

      For japanese, the only thing that works for me is to manually add the line end marker [:] at the end of each paragraph

      July 27 at 12:24