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Peter A. Turnre

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Question Marks In Little Boxes?
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 7:12 AM
 
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Why are there question marks in little boxes scattered throughout the text in my book? They look like Amazon's editing my book. How do I get rid of them?
R Butler

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Re: Question Marks In Little Boxes?
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 7:35 AM   in response to: Peter A. Turnre in response to: Peter A. Turnre
 
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These indicate characters not properly being interpreted. You need to go back to the source file and figure out what they are and why they are not showing (font embedding, CSS issues, etc)
Notjohn

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Re: Question Marks In Little Boxes?
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 8:38 AM   in response to: Peter A. Turnre in response to: Peter A. Turnre
 
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Peter, when R Butler says:

characters not properly being interpreted

that means a character that can't be displayed by the device or software you're using to read it. That might happen when you use an accented letter like ü or é instead of the html tag or unicode the device wants to see.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

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Peter A. Turnre

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Re: Question Marks In Little Boxes?
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 11:43 PM   in response to: R Butler in response to: R Butler
 
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Thanks, I try to correct.
Peter A. Turnre

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Re: Question Marks In Little Boxes?
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 11:43 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Thanks.
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