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Changes for v2.54 - v2.55

  • New Features
  • Allow creation of rules to convert arbitrary identifiers into clickable links in the book details panel (Prefrences->Look & Feel->Book details)
  • Tag mapper: A new rule type 'split' allows you to easily split tags on a character
  • Make the shutting down message an overlay so it is less disruptive
  • Allow right clicking on Virtual Library tabs to edit/delete the virtual library.
  • Closes tickets: 1568306
  • Tag mapper: Add a button to edit the list of tags in a tag mapper rule using the tag editor dialog.
  • Closes tickets: 1568376
  • Bug Fixes
  • Conversion: Fix the obsolete HTML align=center markup (produced by Microsoft Word) not working for tables.
  • Closes tickets: 1569583
  • Font subsetting: When font-variant: small-caps is used include the capital letters as well, in case either the font or the renderer do not support OpenType smcp.
  • Closes tickets: 1568555
  • Font subsetting: Implement support for text-transform.
  • Closes tickets: 1568555
  • Fix the target book entry in the book list not being refreshed after merging books. Only matters if you have a column based on book formats.
  • Closes tickets: 1568091
  • E-book viewer: Fix a link that has some text along with a superscript/subscript being incorrectly detected as a footnote link
  • Fix device detection on windows failing if the registry entries for the device contain a very long item.
  • Closes tickets: 1567569
  • Edit Book: Fix an extra colon being added when setting the 'notes' semantic
  • Ensure that author folder names are never windows reserved names
  • E-book viewer: When displaying an EPUB 3 document that uses epub:switch to provide a fallback for MathML content, prevent both the MathML and fallback from being shown together.
  • PDF Output: When displaying an EPUB 3 document that uses epub:switch to provide a fallback for MathML content, prevent both the MathML and fallback from being rendered together.
  • Fix exception in custom column preferences when the column lookup key is changed
  • Catalog generation: Do not crash is a book in the library has no uuid.
  • Closes tickets: 1565242
  • New news sources
  • Kitekinto by pofa
  • Improved news sources
  • Brand Eins
  • Handelsblatt
  • tyzden
  • Newsweek



Changes for v2.53 - v2.54

  • New Features
  • Edit metadata in bulk dialog: Allow configuring the types of generated covers.
  • Closes tickets: 1559257
  • E-book viewer: Make the detection of note boundaries for popup footnotes a little more robust
  • E-book viewer: Add options to control the amount the mouse wheel and arrow keys scroll by in flow mode
  • When running the content server do not hide the main calibre window during shutdown until the content server has stopped. Show a shutting down message in the window so that the user knows what is happening.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for empty links
  • DOCX Input: When the document has a Table of Contents created using the Word Table of Contents tool, keep a reference to it in the metadata. This is useful when converting to old style MOBI and you want to precisely control placement of the ToC.
  • Closes tickets: 1556983
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix auto-mounting of some types of devices not working on FreeBSD
  • calibredb add: Fix the --cover option not working if the book being added has its own cover.
  • Closes tickets: 1562507
  • E-book viewer: Fix mathematics being typeset at too small a font size on windows
  • PDF Output: Fix occasional blank pages erroneously inserted in the text (at the end of an internal html file).
  • Closes tickets: 1559855
  • Book details panel: Fix url:file:// identifiers not becoming links
  • Fix fetch news dialog not rendering properly on HiDPI screens
  • Fix a hard to trigger crash introduced in the previous release when using the conversion dialog
  • Closes tickets: 1557147
  • New news sources
  • Magyar Nemzet and Mult Kor by pofa
  • Improved news sources
  • Nature News
  • TIME Magazine
  • Folha de Sao Paolo
  • Endgadget
  • MSNBC
  • The New York Times Book Review



Changes for v2.52 - v2.53

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: A new tool to transform book styling using easy to create rules.
  • For example, you can create rules to change colors in the book or to double the font size of all text in the book, etc. For details, see https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html#transforming-css-properties
  • Conversion: Allow creating rules to transform styles during conversion, as above. Available in the conversion dialog at 'Look & Feel->Transform style'
  • Edit metadata dialog: Make the hide toolbars right click menu action persistent. Also fix very large number of custom fields causing the basic metadata tab to not be aligned properly
  • Portable Installer: Do not ask to launch calibre when running an automated install. Automated installs will now never launch calibre.
  • Bug Fixes
  • E-book viewer: Hide list numbers for popup footnotes when the footnotes are use
      as the number are likely to be incorrect.
    1. DOCX Input: Ignore the hidden bookmark Word 2010 inserts to enable the go to last edit feature.
    2. Closes tickets: 1552972
    3. Fix keyboard focus lost after merging book records
    4. Closes tickets: 1550520
    5. E-book viewer: Handle Closes tickets: 1550966
    6. Edit Book: Fix spelling correction suggestions not being shown when using the context menu key with the cursor at the end of the word
    7. Improved news sources
    8. Mediapart



Changes for v2.51 - v2.52

  • New Features
  • Allow creating rules to ignore files when adding books based on the filename
  • Useful when using the auto-add feature or when adding in bulk. Preferences->Adding Books->Rules to filter added files
  • calibredb add: Allow specifying filters to control adding of books from directories
  • E-book viewer: Allow copying the Table of Contents to the clipboard by right clicking on it.
  • Closes tickets: 1548791
  • Bug Fixes
  • FB2 metadata: Ignore invalid (unidentifiable) cover images.
  • Closes tickets: 1548417
  • FB2 metadata: Fix error when adding books with non-numeric series numbers.
  • Closes tickets: 1548405
  • DOCX Input: Fix handling of toggle properties such as bold/italic/strikethrough/etc. when specified as document defaults.
  • Closes tickets: 1548187
  • Conversion pipeline: Add support for the q CSS length unit
  • New news sources
  • Al-Masry Alyoum by Hassan Williamson
  • Improved news sources
  • AsiaOne
  • Today Online - Singapore
  • Foreign Policy
  • Outlook India
  • Economic and Political Weekly
  • Foreign Affairs
  • El Pais
  • LA Times
  • Al-Ahram
  • New York Times Book Review



Changes for v2.50.1 - v2.51

  • New Features
  • Add an action to the context menu for the search bar to paste and instantly execute the search.
  • Closes tickets: 1541286
  • When adding multiple books from a single directory, added the books in order of the last modified time of the book files.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix a regression in 2.50 that prevented a small number of devices from being detected on windows
  • PDF metadata: Workaround for PDF files with corrupted XMP metadata packets, generated by Nitro PDF.
  • Closes tickets: 1541981
  • Edit Book Beautify: Do not beautify the insides of heading/p tags even when they are the only child of body
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix published date not being downloaded from amazon.it
  • Fix a regression in 2.50 that broke the user created device driver feature on windows
  • EPUB Input: Fix error when processing EPUB files that uses non-ascii characters for their unique ids.
  • Closes tickets: 1540496
  • When reading the cover from comic files, ignore any image files inside __MACOSX/ directories.
  • Closes tickets: 1539414
  • Fix calibre on OS X unable to connect to sites that support only TLS >= 1.1. Also update the version of Qt bundled on OS X to 5.5.1
  • Improved news sources
  • Endgadget
  • The Economic Times India
  • Discover Magazine



Changes for v2.49 - v2.50.1

  • New Features
  • Change the way that devices are detected on Windows. This fixes device detection problems on some Windows 10 computers
  • Edit Book: When inserting images, add an option to insert the image as a full page image
  • DOCX Input: Add support for framed text created by setting the same border style on neighboring paragraphs.
  • Closes tickets: 1526663
  • Update PocketBook 650 driver for latest firmware revision
  • Closes tickets: 1535801
  • Bug Fixes
  • DOCX Input: Fix empty paragraphs with borders being rendered with an empty line inside the borders
  • ODT Input: Fix fallback PNG images generated by LibreOffice 4.x for SVG images not being ignored
  • Fix restore library failing on some windows systems with non-ascii library paths
  • Edit Book: Fix error when merging an empty HTML document or one that contains only text and no tags.
  • Closes tickets: 1535427
  • Fix failure to add FB2 files that contain published dates.
  • Closes tickets: 1535007
  • Use a private certificate when downloading plugins via HTTPS. This fixes errors on some windows machines that have missing root certificates.
  • Fix tag editor not working correctly for comma-separated custom columns
  • Fix existing rating not being removed when using Polish Books or Embed Metadata tools on EPUB files.
  • Closes tickets: 1534597
  • Improved news sources
  • New Scientist
  • FAZ.net
  • Scientific American
  • Business World Magazine
  • Houston Chronicle



Changes for v2.48 - v2.49

  • New Features
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to allow only a single book to be viewed at a time. Trying to view a second book will cause it to replace the currently viewed book.
  • Closes tickets: 1526504
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the new firmware 3.19.5761
  • Linux build: Update bundled version of Qt to 5.5.1
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix splash screen getting stuck on OSX when restarting calibre in debug mode
  • Get Books: Update plugins for various Polish language book stores to handle changes to the website
  • Amazon metadata download: Handle a change in the amazon website that prevented review metadata from being downloaded
  • Better algorithm for guessing the 'external' network interface that is displayed to the user
  • Tag Mapper: Do not allow the user to create rules with invalid regular expressions
  • E-book viewer: Disallow hyphenation in documents that use mathematical typesetting as the hyphenation breaks that typesetting
  • E-book viewer: Fix some non-ASCII characters not display in embedded MathML.
  • Closes tickets: 1532323
  • Download calibre plugins securely using HTTPS
  • MOBI Output: Try to autofix corrupted PNG images in the input document.
  • Closes tickets: 1531738
  • Nook Glowlight Plus: Send files by default to the NOOK/My Files folder.
  • Closes tickets: 1531394
  • E-book viewer: Fix failure to view comic files that contain non-ASCII characters int heir internal filenames.
  • Closes tickets: 1530517
  • New news sources
  • LaRed21 by Carlos Alves
  • Improved news sources
  • Echo Online
  • Various Uruguayan news sources
  • Economic and Political Weekly
  • Tagesanzeiger



Changes for v2.47 - v2.48

  • New Features
  • Driver for Energy Ereader Screenlight.
  • Closes tickets: 1529108
  • DOCX Input: Add option to have superscripts/subscripts converted so that they do not affect the line height of the line containing them.
  • Closes tickets: 1528055
  • New option to hide empty categories in Tag Browser (Preferences->Look & Feel->Tag Browser)
  • Bug Fixes
  • Image compression: Fix spurious zero byte .bak files being created when compressing png images inside epub files
  • Image compression: Fix bug that could cause zero byte images files/or file in use errors when compressing images
  • Fix some icons not being themeable
  • Closes tickets: 1529501
  • E-book viewer: When using heuristics to detect footnote links check for vertical-align set to top and bottom as well as sub and super
  • Book details panel: Display data in right-to-left format when the calibre interface language is set to a right-to-left language such as Hebrew or Arabic
  • Improved news sources
  • Rzeczpospolita
  • New York Times Book Review
  • der Standard
  • More Intelligent Life
  • Reader's Digest
  • Financial Times
  • New Scientist



Changes for v2.46 - v2.47

  • New Features
  • A new tool to easily export and import all calibre data -- books, settings and plugins
  • Right click the calibre icon in the main calibre toolbar and choose "Export/import all calibre data" to run this tool. It is useful if you want to move to a new computer or duplicate your calibre setup on a second computer, with minimal effort. This tool is very new, so if you run into problems, please report bugs. You can always use the old manual method of copying library folders as a fallback.
  • Get Books: Add plugins for Amazon Australia and Amazon India. Also restore the Amazon EU plugins.
  • Closes tickets: 1526089
  • Bug Fixes
  • PDF Input: Fix conversion of PDF documents that contain ASCII control codes in their outlines not working.
  • Closes tickets: 1527697
  • Edit book: Fix image compression utilities opening a new console per invocation on windows
  • Image compression: If the compression tools return a zero byte image ignore it and use the original image
  • Fix a regression that caused book titles in the Book Details panel to become clickable
  • Improved news sources
  • Fox News
  • Le Devoir
  • Le Monde diplomatique.fr



Changes for v2.45 - v2.46

  • New Features
  • PDF Input: Add support for PDF outlines (bookmarks), if present, they are used as the metadata Table of Contents.
  • Closes tickets: 1524522
  • Book polishing: Add tool to losslessly compress images in the book in order to reduce its filesize, without affecting image quality
  • Edit Book: Add a new tool to compress images in the book losslessly, accessed from the Tools menu
  • Kobo driver: add support for new Kobo firmware
  • Closes tickets: 1524742
  • Bulk metadata edit dialog: Allow entering fractional numbers into the series number start with control.
  • Closes tickets: 1523253
  • Speed up moving libraries by using hardlinks instead of file copies when moving to a location on the same filesystem
  • Get Books: Disable the Amazon EU stores, at Amazon's request
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix moving libraries via calibre leaving behind a copy of the metadata_db_prefs_backup.json file in the original library folder
  • MOBI Input: Warn about corrupted trailing data entries, instead of aborting. Getting some, even partially corrupted text is better than no text.
  • Closes tickets: 1521830
  • Book details: Fix single value custom text column not clickable.
  • Closes tickets: 1521004
  • Saving to disk: Fix custom date column being rendered in GMT instead of the local time zone when used in a save to disk template.
  • Closes tickets: 1520895
  • Improved news sources
  • New York Review of Books
  • Caravan Magazine
  • heise



Changes for v2.44 - v2.45

  • New Features
  • Cover browser: Allow customizing the text that appears under the covers with a template in Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover browser
  • When sending books without a cover to the device, generate a cover with book metadata instead of using the blank book icon
  • Preferenes->Add your own columns: Show more information about existing columns
  • Bug Fixes
  • PDF Output: Handle input documents with fonts that do not have either postscript or full name information.
  • Closes tickets: 1518678
  • DOCX Input: Handle numbering styles that use non-decimal number formats and custom templates.
  • Closes tickets: 1519962
  • Allow restoring of corrupted library to work even if the metadata.db file is missing from the library folder
  • Closes tickets: 1519855
  • Bulk metadata dialog: Fix renaming a custom series via search and replace causing the series index to be reset to 1.
  • Closes tickets: 1519599
  • Bulk metadata dialog: Fix search and replace not working for text like custom columns if the column contains only a single value.
  • Closes tickets: 1516890
  • Content server: Fix next and previous links not working in the mobile view when using a search query that includes url unsafe characters.
  • Closes tickets: 1519606
  • Update Amazon metadata download plugin to handle amazon.com website change that was preventing any metadata from being downloaded
  • Edit Book: Fix error when trying to add words to user dictionary for a book with a language that has no dictionary available.
  • Closes tickets: 1517928
  • Tag browser: Fix various bugs in how grouped search terms are displayed. Also fix counts and average rating for items in user categories
  • When using copy to library also create missing composite columns in the destination library.
  • Closes tickets: 1516880
  • Improved news sources
  • The Guardian and The Observer



Changes for v2.43 - v2.44

  • New Features
  • Allow setting the cover for a book from one of the book's formats by right clicking on the format in the Book details panel.
  • Closes tickets: 1515411
  • Allow drag and drop of all file types onto the book details panel and the format list in the edit metadata dialog.
  • Closes tickets: 1515407
  • Edit Book: When inserting an image into the current document, add a button to paste the image from the clipboard
  • Edit Book: Change the suggested prefix for bulk renaming of files depending on the type of files being renamed.
  • Closes tickets: 1514468
  • On Linux, use the system tray icon from the system theme, if available
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix for error when connecting to some Android phones/tablets that have an SD card on OS X and Linux
  • Linux build: Fix problem with pointing hand mouse cursor not using the system theme on some Linux systems
  • Fix the device view state not being saved when a connected device is ejected/disconnected
  • Edit Book: Fix saving fails if the original file is deleted during editing session
  • Closes tickets: 1513849
  • E-book viewer: When doing a search do not match text in comments, attributes and inappropriate tags, such as