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[dupe] Swift Language Guide (ePub download, no iBooks needed) (dropbox.com)
19 points by feifan on June 2, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments



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The EPUB won't open in Adobe Digital Editions (on Windows). I opened it as a ZIP file instead, and it seems like it is probably meant for iBooks only.


Try removing the leading "881256329.epub" from the paths in the linked ZIP to create a (potentially) valid EPUB. If you still have problems after pruning the leading directory, you might also try a ZIP utility that doesn't create an extra __MACOSX directory in the ZIP file to store OS X-specific metadata.

In particular, I can confirm that the file created by running

    zip -rqX ~/path/to/Swift.epub .
from within

    ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.BKAgentService/Data/Documents/iBooks/Books/881256329.epub
after downloading on OS X iBooks works fine without conversion in Google Play Books on Android 4.4.


That's possible…downloaded from iBooks, pulled from the depths of its library and shared on Dropbox for everyone's convenience :P Sorry about that


Opens fine in Calibre for converting to other formats. Thanks!




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