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3.0 out of 5 stars From a French point of view, 27 Dec. 2010
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I downloaded this book shortly after receiving my Kindle. I read this book when I was a student in France and I must admit it is a great piece of work. However, even at the risk of being qualified as a pedantic, I really was disappointed finding that the Kindle version has omitted all the accents, which are probably the biggest difficulty for foreigners who wish to master a foreign language. It feels like the whole text has been copied on a QWERTY keyboard, and the person who did it did not bother respecting the language. Being French, I do not mind so much, however reading the Kindle version feels like eating a great piece of cheese without a good glass of red wine.
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Initial post: 11 May 2011 21:19:27 BDT
DrJ says:
A (free) version which includes accents can be obtained from ebooksgratuits.com, and indeed all 20 volumes of Zola's series are available there (download the mobipocket version to your computer, and transfer to your Kindle from there). I've found the same problem with some Gaston Leroux, which admittedly only cost a few pence, but the lack of accents made it unreadable for me, and I replaced it with the ebooksgratuits version.
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