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Old 04-24-2011, 11:40 AM   #1
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Exclamation Lost the Search Functionality only on my Kindle .mobi file

In creating an ePub and then .mobi book, somewhere along the way, the "Search This Book" function has decided not to work on the Kindle.

I've run simple searches for "a" or "onion" and it returns no results. I've tried restarting the device. All other books on the Kindle search fine, but not the new one I've created.

Everything in the book displays and functions properly, but the search function does not work. The search function works perfectly on all my other readers for this book (Sony, Nook, iPad etc.).

Has anyone run across this before? Could there be some code that I've used that has disabled this functionality???

Thank you for your help if you can!
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:29 PM   #2
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I saw mention the other day of issues with dictionaries working or not, depending on the language code set in the book and/or dictionary. Maybe the language code is not set to English in the book?
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:04 PM   #3
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.opf is coded with:
<dc:language>en</dc:language>
...in the metadata.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:11 PM   #4
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The language code looks ok. Did you try a reset, as I mentioned on your question on Kindleboards? Was the book indexed?
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Check the indexing status: go to Home, type '.' and then search items. This will list all the items it is still trying to index, I would guess the title you are having a problem with will be shown then.

As to _why_ it is having a problem, could be due to some sort of file corruption or maybe the html source was not well-formed or the conversion from epub didn't work out well.
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Thank you for the handy tip on the Home, '.' check. But, that gives me "No Items." So I can only assume it has run through the book.

I can only imagine that I have used some code in the ePub file that can not be purged by the .mobi converters and is corrupting the .mobi file or is actually being "read" by the search functionality's programming (and thereby displaying the xhtml code in the results). I have no clue what this could be. I've purged all of the code that I could possibly think to cause this... the xhtml coding is obviously not corrupted, as the ePub functions without a hiccup on all of my other readers.

Thank you for your help! This is very frustrating...
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I have tried a factory reset to rule out caching issues. The software and firmware are also current.
The book is indexed with approximately 1000 linked entries.
Thank you also Susan!
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