How to add soft hyphenation on Kindle e-books
One of the major “issues” with kindle, is how much its hyphenation capabilities suck, especially, when an e-book is not specifically made for kindle and it’s converted from an .epub file (as most of my e-books are).
However, the community (SauliusP to be more specific) gave a solution to this, with a calibre plugin named Hypenate This!
Download and install the plugin in calibre:
Preferences -> Plugins -> Load plugin from file
Download a hyphenation dictionary
Add the dictionary to Hyphenate This! plugin:
Hyphenate (top toolbar) -> Settings -> Add dictionary (oxt or dic)
Let’s say that we have an e-book in .epub format and we want to prepare it for our kindle. The procedure we have to follow is the following:
Add the .epub to calibre (by just dragging and dropping it)
Press the Convert Books (top toolbar) button and convert the e-book to .azw3 format
Select the e-book from the list and press the Hyphenate button (top toolbar)
Select the AZW3 option and press OK
After the steps above, our e-book is ready to be transferred to kindle.
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