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Old 08-31-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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Hi Folks!

I have a stubborn file, in which the Cover-Image isn't showing up.
  • I have a (valid) CoverImage.xhtml
  • It's referenced in the OPF guide section as:
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    <reference href="Text/CoverImage.xhtml" title="Cover" type="cover" />
  • It's referenced in the OPF manifest section as:
    Code:
    <item href="Text/CoverImage.xhtml" id="CoverImage.xhtml" media-type="application/xhtml+xml" />

epubcheck and Sigil do not report any errors.

What am I missing?
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
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I have a stubborn file, in which the Cover-Image isn't showing up.
It isn't showing up where? There's no real cover in ePub, it's just another page (the first) of the book. Different softwares may try to create a thumbnail or not for the book, but each one uses its own methods to detect what to interpret as cover.

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What am I missing?
An image?
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Are you using iBooks to view this ePub? iBooks is very finicky.

Have a look at the following thread on how to fix your ePub so the cover shows in iBooks.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=148702
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An image?


The CoverImage does not show up in iBooks on an iPad and also not on a Kindle after a kindlegen conversion. I've created about 50 eBooks now and this Problem never occurred so far.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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Are you using iBooks to view this ePub? iBooks is very finicky.

Have a look at the following thread on how to fix your ePub so the cover shows in iBooks.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=148702

Is this the right thread? It just mentions a success, but not the actual process.

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Old 08-31-2012, 04:10 PM   #6
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What am I missing?
Is there a:

<meta name="cover" content="cover_pic" />

in the metadata-section of your OPF ?

Content refers to a id in the <manifest> which should look like this:
<item href="Images/Cover.jpg" id="cover_pic" media-type="image/jpeg" />

Or in other words: "Add Semantics ->cover image" should be checked on the cover-image
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:55 PM   #7
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Is this the right thread? It just mentions a success, but not the actual process.
It is the correct thread. Read post #14. You have to edit the OPF and do it like the bold entries in the OPF sample.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:16 AM   #8
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Or in other words: "Add Semantics ->cover image" should be checked on the cover-image
This was the first Thing I did...

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It is the correct thread. Read post #14. You have to edit the OPF and do it like the bold entries in the OPF sample.
Thanks for your patience now I found the error.
My ePub was missing
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<meta name="cover" content="CoverImage.jpg" />
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Just out of curiosity. Shouldn't Sigil insert this line, when i click "add semantics" ->"Cover image"?
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Just out of curiosity. Shouldn't Sigil insert this line, when i click "add semantics" ->"Cover image"?
It could, but nowhere in the specs does it say that a cover image should be marked that way. <meta> tags could contain anything, and it just happen that some programs assign some meaning to a <meta content="cover"> tag, but that's completely out of the spec's scope.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #11
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It could, but nowhere in the specs does it say that a cover image should be marked that way. <meta> tags could contain anything, and it just happen that some programs assign some meaning to a <meta content="cover"> tag, but that's completely out of the spec's scope.
Ok, understood.
As it seem neither ibooks nor Kindle adhere to the spec in this regard.
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