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Re: Epub indexing? [message #716 is a reply to message #715] Sun, 01 April 2018 00:53 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Gilles Karmasyn
Messages: 2
Registered: March 2018
Junior Member
Hi,

Thank you very much for you help. I was able to have my ebooks indexed with
the Spotlight importer you pointed me to. Unfortunately, the Quick Look
plugin associated only displays the cover and some metadata, but does not
allow to glimpse at the occurences of the searches strings in the preview
mode: you have to open the epub file in an epub reader and search to the
string again. Not a practical way of doing things...

BUT!

After much searching, thanks to the ever competent Tidbots team, I was
directed to the Musaraki ebook reader, which, for 9€ offers its own
epub Quick Look plugin that does exactly the job: (pre)viewing the *whole*
epub content in a scrollable window (perfectly fitted for foxtrot preview).

What I did: I displayed the Musaraki content package to grab the plugin
"EPUB.qlgenerator" in its "QuickLook' folder and copy it to the
/Library/Quick Look folder (a step that might not be required if the
Musaraki QL plugin is registered to the OS one way or the other, but I did
not check).

It seems this is the only epub QL plugin able to do that job. Surprising.
It was last updated in 2015 though and might become obsolete one day... I'm
not sure if this is within Foxtrot scope, but wouldn't it be nice to find a
way to "secure" this plugin perenity...? WIth the progress of the epub
format, Foxtrot would be offering added value by providing efficient epub
preview...

Again: thank you for your answer. My problem is neatly solved.

Sincerely yours,

GK

On Friday, March 30, 2018 at 3:33:51 PM UTC+2, FoxTrot Engineering wrote:
>
> Gilles Karmasyn wrote:
>
>> I'm a happy foxtrot pro owner. Am I wrong or are epub files not indexed
>> (except for their file names)?
>
> FoxTrot relies on third-party "Spotlight metadata importers" to index file
> formats not natively supported; and to display found files in those
> formats, in a better way than a plain-text version, it also relies on
> third-party "Quick Look plugins".
>
> Some epub applications may include these plugins; or may find them as
> independent plugins.
>
> You may try these one, for example:
>
> https://github.com/jaketmp/ePub-quicklook/releases
>
>
> Jérôme - CTM Engineering
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------ ---------
> "Being an old school Mac user, to me searching for a file is the good
> old Command-F. I never liked Sherlock and never really saw the need
> for
> fancy search software, but FoxTrot has made me think again."
> FoxTrot Personal Search review on www.softpedia.com
>
> Download a demo version from www.foxtrot.ch
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