5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 30, 2012 8:37 PM by Tom Gewecke
Andaaz Level 1 Level 1

I am uploading a book in urdu language in picture format and I am getting this message: Language ur for type main is only supported in epub 3 content." at book (MZItmspBookPackage). Does anyone know what does this mean? Thank you so much!


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Reply by Tom Gewecke on Oct 28, 2012 9:27 PM Helpful

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

 

http://www.slideshare.net/liz_castro/writing-epub-3-tokyo-ebook-expo

Reply by Tom Gewecke on Oct 30, 2012 5:16 PM Helpful

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.

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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    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

     

    http://www.slideshare.net/liz_castro/writing-epub-3-tokyo-ebook-expo

  • Andaaz Level 1 Level 1

    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.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    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.

  • Andaaz Level 1 Level 1

    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?

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9

    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.