Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 9:27 PM (in response to Andaaz)
The latest iTunes Producer Guide, version 2.8, says that a number of new languages are now supported by iBooks and the iBookstore using the ePub 3 format. iBooks 3 and iOS 6 are required. These are:
Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, Hebrew, Japanese, Khmer, Kurdish, Lao, Malay, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tajik, Urdu, Uyghur, and Uzbek
Some info regarding producing epub3 can be found at
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 5:11 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Tom thank you for taking the time to answer. This is good information! However, I am dealing with uploading the book using ibooks author. I chose "Urdu" language and it didn't work. But when I chose "Hindi" Language, everything worked out and the book was uploaded without any errors.
But I have to have this book uploaded by choosing "URDU" language so it ends up appearing in the right category.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 5:16 PM (in response to Andaaz)
Hindi has always been supported while Urdu is new. That may make a difference.
I'm curious how you could make a book in Urdu with iBA, because it is usually too buggy for Arabic script to be usable.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 5:25 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
I think you are right, that must have been a reason. The book was done by using an Urdu Language software and then converted into images. Do you know if apple has online or phone support for ibooks related issues?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 8:37 PM (in response to Andaaz)
I have seen reports of books which were rejected because the text was just images. But I guess the same book passes when you tell them it is in Hindi?
You want to also ask in the forum for iBooks Author.