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Old 08-14-2010, 03:53 PM   #1
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Meta Editor (Adding another field?)

Has fields for Title, Author and Language.



Would it be possible to add a field for Series and Series count. Just wondering. That way when we import it to Calibre it inputs the Series and Series count automatically as well as Title and Author.

Not sure if this is viable. Or maybe I am missing something. I did look under Add Basic and Add Advanced but didn't see anything for series or anything similar.

Anyway thanks for making a great product Valloric.

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Old 08-14-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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The "series" and "series count" are proprietary metadata fields invented for Calibre. They don't exist in the epub standard. As such, they are unlikely to be supported in Sigil.
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Gotcha. Thanks for the answer. Was wondering if that was the case.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:45 AM   #4
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Maybe "proprietary" is too strong a word here. As Valloric says, the ePUB standard currently includes no way to specify a series, and calibre added its own particular way, which is actually standard-compliant, because it uses just a <meta> element. The way to add the metadata has already been mentioned here.

I wonder, doesn't Sigil support adding arbitrary <meta> elements from within the GUI?
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:53 AM   #5
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Maybe "proprietary" is too strong a word here.
Proprietary means proprietary. I didn't mean to imply it was somehow against the standard, but it is a proprietary extension.

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I wonder, doesn't Sigil support adding arbitrary <meta> elements from within the GUI?
The current internal architecture would make that somewhat difficult to implement. Not impossible, just difficult. It would take some doing. Haven't had time do it just yet, and nobody posted a request until now (you being the first) so it's not a priority.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:35 PM   #6
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I would be interested in seeing something like this eventually.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:48 PM   #7
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Off-topic: Actually, proprietary implies ownership of something. You can't own a technique/information.

Since the technique calibre uses to save series information is open, it is not proprietary.

See the definition of proprietary:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/proprietary
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:43 PM   #8
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Meta & sigil

question on the meta fields, subject says you can enter a phrase or keywords, can you do multiple words separated by comma? thought the standard allowed for that, but cannot find the info now and thought i would check here.

Afterthought, or is it better to put a long list of keywords in the description field? I know this can be done as well, but figuring out best practice seems to be challenging, conflicting practices.

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subject says you can enter a phrase or keywords, can you do multiple words separated by comma?
Use a semicolon, not a comma.

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Afterthought, or is it better to put a long list of keywords in the description field?
"Description" should be a textual description of a book, for instance like what you would find on the back cover.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:44 PM   #10
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cool, thanks, thought as much but wanted to clarify. Semi-colon, there we go, now I remember, too many programs I've been using. Thanks again.
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