I actually don't know what BookShare does to determine the type of file, nor do I know if Kurzweil is producing non-standard RTF files. I know Stephen at Kurzweil has looked into the issue, and so if K1000 were the culpret I would have expected that to come to light.
I think this is something that needs to be addressed, but for me it doesn't fall at the top of my list. That's for a couple reasons, not the least of which we aren't 100% sure the problem is with the BookShare system.
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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Saving and uploading to Bookshare
Do you know what Bookshare is using to determine whether a file is an rtf? Or have they written their own code to do it? Anyway, it seems like something that Bookshare needs to fix on their end--unless Kurzweil is actually generating slightly-nonstandard rtf files.
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It's been reported several times that Kurzweil produces files that BookShare thinks are not valid RTF files. Stephen has stated that the problem is difficult in nature to address, because every other program seems to accept the files as valid. Opening the RTF file in some other capable editor like Word, typing a space, erasing that space by hitting backspace and then saving the file eliminates the problem.
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