Drop Caps with two characters gets reversed in epub

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Aug 13, 2021 Aug 13, 2021

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I though I posted about this before, but I can't find it. When I do a dropcap with two characters the characters get reversed in the epub.

So a quote and letter ("T) will look like this: T". I have a ¶ style created for a single character dropcap and another ¶ style created for a two character dropcap. They look normal in the Indesign doc and in PDF, but in the epub they are reversed. I can't figure it out. My fix has been to fix the HTML. 

The weird thing is they are in the right order in the HTML, but it inserts another instance of the span class for each character:

<p class="Body1st2DC"><span class="DC _idGenCharOverride-2">“</span><span class="_idGenDropcap-1">J</span><span class="italic _idGenCharOverride-1">uli.”</span></p>
<p class="Body">He heard the first whisper but waited for the second.</p>

 

So if I take that out: 

<p class="Body1st2DC"><span class="_idGenDropcap-1">“J</span><span class="italic _idGenCharOverride-1">uli.”</span></p>

 

Then it's right. Any idea why this might be happening? Or how to prevent it. 

Also, I have "Preserve Overrides" turned OFF. But I still see lots of overrides in my html. I don't understand this either!

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 14, 2021 Aug 14, 2021
The quote mark in your example XHTML code seems sketchy.  These are codes for quote marks: &ldquo; &rdquo or also &#8220; &#8221

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Aug 14, 2021 Aug 14, 2021

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The quote mark in your example XHTML code seems sketchy. 

These are codes for quote marks:

&ldquo; &rdquo

or also

&#8220; &#8221

 

 

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