|06-21-2010, 03:31 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: never enough
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.
Last edited by kjk; 06-21-2010 at 04:14 PM.
|06-21-2010, 05:43 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2009
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.
|06-21-2010, 07:21 PM||#3|
Comparer of the Ephemeris
Join Date: Mar 2009
It has to be present, and contain either 'en' or 'en-US', at least for ipads sold in the US.
|06-22-2010, 04:22 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spaniard in Sweden
Device: Cybook Orizon, Kobo Aura
The spec allows multiple languages to be present. It could be enough to add a language tag, instead of changing existing ones.
|06-22-2010, 04:05 PM||#5|
Not who you think I am...
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: PocketBook 360 -- Ivory
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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