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Old 06-17-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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Question edit language as metatag, show as column

Dear Calibre users,

I just started to use Calibre with my new Kindle and the program is just perfect for management, conversion and keeping metatags clean. However, there is a small irritation that does not let me sleep.

I realised, the metatag "language" can be written only by using ebook-meta.exe. (am I right?) I am missing a "langauge" tag in the metadata dialog box for editing (keyboard e).

Currently, I have a hundred of books that would need to change their metatag language from default English to German (de). I found the only way to do so: Open the folder of the book (o), copy the filename and the folder name and paste it into a command-line window were the "ebook-meta.exe --la de" command is waiting. This is cumbersome.

I could not find a way how to display the path of an entry as a column. That would make copying the path/filename much easier. Thus editing the language metatag quicker.

Does anybody solved a similar problem, please? Thank you for you time reading and answering me.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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Dear Calibre users,

I just started to use Calibre with my new Kindle and the program is just perfect for management, conversion and keeping metatags clean. However, there is a small irritation that does not let me sleep.

I realised, the metatag "language" can be written only by using ebook-meta.exe. (am I right?) I am missing a "langauge" tag in the metadata dialog box for editing (keyboard e).

Currently, I have a hundred of books that would need to change their metatag language from default English to German (de). I found the only way to do so: Open the folder of the book (o), copy the filename and the folder name and paste it into a command-line window were the "ebook-meta.exe --la de" command is waiting. This is cumbersome.

I could not find a way how to display the path of an entry as a column. That would make copying the path/filename much easier. Thus editing the language metatag quicker.

Does anybody solved a similar problem, please? Thank you for you time reading and answering me.
I believe that Language metadata is a Work in progress (no GUI).

Once it is active, Selecting Multiple books and tapping "E" will bring up the Bulk-edit screen.
The same applies with a custom Column, but you need to switch to the Custom-metadata tab.
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From what I remember, Calibre defaults to writing the language tag of the current UI language.
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That is a smart feature for an uni-language reader. Although not much of use, when collecting ebooks in more than one language.

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From what I remember, Calibre defaults to writing the language tag of the current UI language.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:18 AM   #5
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5+ to this feature. (can I vote for it somewhere? )

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