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Old 06-21-2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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Metadata to specify default language is English?

I ran into an interesting issue with iBooks 1.1-the built-in dictionary doesn't work on some of my ePubs I've converted myself from other formats-I get a "Dictionary not available for this language" error when I try to get a definition, despite the book (and the word) being in English. Books bought from iBooks don't have this issue, and some of my ePubs also work fine.

Is there a metadata entry I need to add to verify the book is in english to iBooks?

Edit: according to the always helpful GRiker, it is the <dc:language> tag that is the issue.

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Old 06-21-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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The language metadata tag is required in the epub spec, so it's reasonable for the dictionary to throw a wobbly if it's not present.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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It has to be present, and contain either 'en' or 'en-US', at least for ipads sold in the US.
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:22 AM   #4
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The spec allows multiple languages to be present. It could be enough to add a language tag, instead of changing existing ones.
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If you're using the Calibre GUI to generate the ePubs, this is a known bug. Workaround is coming this week.

(Calibre GUI puts UND in the dc:creator tag.)

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