calibre: e-book management

amazon metadata errors

Reported by Kevin Sexton on 2011-05-13
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Bug Description

metadata from amazon errors
I searched, and didn't find any reference to this issue. What I'm seeing, is when the amazon review has links, the links just get dropped, no conversion to text or anything.
ISBN 9780671578275 is the example I'm looking at, seems the italics <em> code works, but anything that was made a link in the review is just dropped on import, and I'm not seeing where the <strong> code is coming from, even looking at the source of the amazon page. Even the source on the amazon has typos, must have been processed from another source in a way that screwed up accented characters, but the dropping of links that are part of sentences is just confusing to try to read.
This is a section of what I'm seeing in calibre:
"Amazon.com Review

If you relish costume adventure in an intergalactic society starring strong, convincing male and female characters, you'll adore the __ and A Civil Campaign. Read them, and then go back and catch the previous nine books (10 if you count , which features not Miles but his partner, Ellie Quinn); or read the series in order, starting with the romance of Miles's parents in .

A Civil Campaign opens where Komarr ends,"

the same section copy/pasted from amazon:
"Amazon.com Review
If you relish costume adventure in an intergalactic society starring strong, convincing male and female characters, you'll adore the Vorkosigan Series. If you haven't met Miles Vorkosigan, whose brilliance, manic energy, and unstoppable determination make him a larger-than-life hero despite his dwarfish stature, pick up Komarr and A Civil Campaign. Read them, and then go back and catch the previous nine books (10 if you count Ethan of Athos, which features not Miles but his partner, Ellie Quinn); or read the series in order, starting with the romance of Miles's parents in Shards of Honor.

A Civil Campaign opens where Komarr ends,"

The missing parts are titles of other books and the name of the series, which amazon set as links to the appropriate other pages.

This is seen with version 0.8.0
on Windows 7 64 bit

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Kevin Sexton (krsexton) wrote :

actually now that I see the 2 copies, there's more missing than the link text, but hopefully that points you at a solution.

Fixed in branch lp:calibre. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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