I have a Hebrew ebook in epub format; I would like to convert it to mobi, since I read exclusively on my Kindle. Hebrew reads right-to-left.

Kindle supports Hebrew ebooks (I have often used Tinderizer to send Hebrew articles to my Kindle). I tried converting this ebook to .mobi using Calibre, the book looked fine in Calibre's View specific format preview window, but on my actual Kindle device, the RTL-format was messed up - each word was readable (individual characters RTL as expected), but the words themselves were in the wrong order (LTR).

Is there a way I can convert my file into a readable .mobi file?

  • I converted from pdf to azw3, and the email with which I sent it to my kindle account got bounced back. Why didn't it work for me?
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According to Kovid Goyal ( creator of Calibre) you need to convert to azw3 instead of mobi.


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