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Changes for v2.19.0 - v2.20.0

  • New Features
  • ODT Input: Add backlinks for footnotes/endnotes and improve their formatting.
  • Closes tickets: 1421056
  • Windows: When running on windows 8 and newer register with default programs so that users can more easily select calibre or its viewer/editor as the default program to launch ebook files.
  • Closes tickets: 1422248
  • Make publishers in the book details panel clickable.
  • Closes tickets: 1419313
  • Edit Book spell check: For mis-spelled words of the form one:two offer one: two as a suggested correction.
  • Closes tickets: 1422133
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix a regression that caused incorrect results when searching on numeric or date fields with relational operators.
  • Closes tickets: 1423390
  • DOCX Input: Fix regression in 2.19 that broke handling of text with leading or trailing non-breaking spaces/en-spaces/quad-spaces.
  • Closes tickets: 1422844
  • Amazon metadata download: Update plugin for website changes to Amazon Brazil.
  • Closes tickets: 1420629
  • E-book viewer: Fix footnote popup window not displaying entire footnote if footnote contains element with page-break-after set
  • Edit Book: Reports tool: Fix double clicking on an unused image causing an error
  • Tag Browser: Fix incorrect grouping of words starting with graphemes, such as ash.
  • Closes tickets: 1422116
  • Conversion: Ignore incorrectly URL encoded links instead of erroring out on them.
  • Closes tickets: 1421996
  • E-book viewer: Remove soft-hyphens when copying text to clipboard
  • Improved news sources
  • aktualne.cz



Changes for v2.18.0 - v2.19.0

  • New Features
  • Quick view window: Allow the quickview window to be docked into the main calibre window.
  • Closes tickets: 1415714
  • Add empty book: Allow setting the title as well as the author and series for the added empty book records
  • Windows driver for Grammata Papyre 602.
  • Closes tickets: 1418207
  • Edit Book: Add an option to turn off auto-completion of closing tags
  • Allow adding a description for custom columns.
  • Closes tickets: 1417219
  • Book Details panel: Allow any identifier of the form url+number to become a clickable link. For example: url1:http://example.com
  • Bug Fixes
  • Conversion: Convert entities that reference non-BMP unicode codepoints on Windows and OS X correctly. Linux was not affected by this bug.
  • Closes tickets: 1417327
  • Edit Book: Do not autocomplete the closing tag wen typing the / key inside an existing tag.
  • Closes tickets: 1417700
  • Fix Booken Lev e-book reader not being detected in OS X and Linux.
  • Closes tickets: 1417325
  • DOCX Input: Change handling of sequences of space characters to more closely follow Microsoft Word.
  • Edit Book: Fix Table of Contents editor not remembering its saved state across calibre sessions
  • Edit book: Disallow drag and drop of documents onto the preview panel to workaround crashing bug in Qt.
  • Closes tickets: 1416752
  • E-book viewer: Fix current page not being preserved when opening and then immediately closing the footnote window.
  • Closes tickets: 1416526
  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect encoding for some chinese characters in the PDF Outline (Table of Contents)
  • Closes tickets: 1416222
  • Improved news sources
  • FAZ.net
  • Indian Express
  • CNN



Changes for v2.17.0 - v2.18.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: Add 'Style Classes' and 'Links' report pages to the Reports tool
  • Tag browser: Allow expanding all children of a node by right clicking and choosing 'Expand All'
  • Closes tickets: 1414315
  • Preferences: Re-arrange the controls to avoid needing to move the mouse from the top to the bottom of the dialog when closing the dialog after making some changes
  • Bug Fixes
  • Save to Disk: Fix a bug where when multiple books are being saved to disk, if the save to disk template results in identical filenames, the filenames were not being properly disambiguated.
  • Preferences: Use a dialog instead of a main window to workaround Qt's poor handling of full screen mode on OS X Yosemite.
  • Closes tickets: 1414497
  • Improved news sources
  • Al Jazeera in English



Changes for v2.16.0 - v2.17.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: A new reports tool that shows a summary of files, images, words, characters and styles used in the book.
  • The reports tool is a great way to get an overview of the different parts of your book. Every line in the report is hot-linked, double clicking it jumps to the places in the book where that item is used.
  • Edit Book: Allow adding the 'Manage Snippets' action to the toolbar, for easy access
  • Bug Fixes
  • Update Ozon.ru metadata download plugin for website changes.
  • Closes tickets: 1407265
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression in 'flow' mode that caused horizontal scrollbar to be rendered as vertical.
  • Closes tickets: 1409916
  • Fix a regression that prevented adding of books from sub-folders if the folder contained only an OPF file and no actual ebook files.
  • Closes tickets: 1411240
  • New news sources
  • TheAtlantic.com by ebrandon
  • The Conversation by Krittika Goyal
  • Apple Daily (TW) by Yulun Shih
  • Improved news sources
  • Salon.com
  • The Onion
  • Haaretz
  • Jot Down
  • Le Monde Diplomatique
  • tyzden
  • The AJC



Changes for v2.15.0 - v2.16.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: Add support for snippets -- small pieces of text that are often re-used.
  • You can now create your own snippets and insert them into the text with only a few keystrokes. The snippets include support for placeholders that you can jump between. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/snippets.html for details.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Edit Book: When importing files and the book has an orphaned entry in the manifest for that file, but the file itself is not present, rename the file instead of erroring out.
  • Closes tickets: 1407860
  • Book Details panel: Fix author links with URL schemes other than http or file preventing context menu from working.
  • Closes tickets: 1408174
  • PDF Output: Make the minimum height for headers and footers scale with the base font size
  • Fix a typo that prevented the Cybook Muse from being detected on some computers.
  • Closes tickets: 1407435
  • Fix regression in 2.15 that broke calibre on OS X 10.7 and 10.8
  • Closes tickets: 1407102
  • New news sources
  • Ajans Firat and Edebiyat Haber by asalet_r
  • Improved news sources
  • Various updated Turkish news sources
  • tyzden
  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung



Changes for v2.14.0 - v2.15.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: Add auto-completion for links.
  • Now as you type the filename in href or src attributes, a popup with possible completions is displayed. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html#auto-complete for details.
  • Edit Book Function mode: Add builtin functions to change case of text, ignoring HTML tags in the matched text
  • Edit Book - Check Book: Allow auto-fixing of file not in spine errors
  • Driver for Papyre 624 ml
  • Closes tickets: 1405901
  • Conversion: Convert images encoded as data URIs in the input document into normal images, as some ebook reader software cannot handle data URIs.
  • Closes tickets: 1405803
  • Bug Fixes
  • AZW3 Input: Handle AZW3 files that contain Amazon specific CSS media queries.
  • Closes tickets: 1406708
  • Fix regression that broke the markdown-calibre command
  • Edit Book - Show what changed: Fix scrollbar sometimes not visible if the differences contain a few, very long lines. Also fix the line numbers being partially obscured on some systems (depending on the font used).
  • Closes tickets: 1406056
  • Edit Book: Fix a regression that caused the Home key to not move to the start of the line on lines containing un-indented tags
  • Get Books: Update the Amazon (US) plugin for website changes.
  • Closes tickets: 1406040
  • MOBI Input: Fix incorrect conversion of MOBI files that wrap their content inside anchor tags.
  • Closes tickets: 1405858



Changes for v2.13.0 - v2.14.0

  • New Features
  • Metadata review dialog: Automatically insert series number when selecting a series from the completion dropdown. Also if the user does not specify a series number, use 1 as the default, instead of not setting the series.
  • Closes tickets: 1404692
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix regression that broke error reporting for save to disk for books that contain no formats.
  • Closes tickets: 1405674
  • Metadata download: Fix metadata download not working for titles that contain a apostrophes in languages other than English.
  • Closes tickets: 1403677
  • Fix deleting a book from both the library and the device causing the next selected book to be incorrect, when the library is sorted by the On Device column.
  • Closes tickets: 1404629
  • FB2 Output: Fix generation of FB2 sections based on a multi-level Table of Contents in the input document.
  • Closes tickets: 1393514
  • Tolino Shine driver: Fix option to swap main memory and SD card not working on OS X.
  • Closes tickets: 1404793
  • FB2 Input: Workaround for broken FB2 files produced by convertonlinefree.com.
  • Closes tickets: 1404701
  • OS X: Workaround for OS X installs that have incorrect permissions set on their home directories. calibre will now no longer refuse to start on such machines.
  • MOBI Input: Dont crash on corrupted JPG images.
  • Closes tickets: 1404590
  • Fix column icons not displaying for custom comments type columns
  • Closes tickets: 1404234
  • Metadata review dialog: Show a confirmation for the 'Reject all remaining' button.
  • Closes tickets: 1404386
  • New news sources
  • OSEL.cz by spacekpe
  • Courier Mail by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources
  • Nikkei News



Changes for v2.12.0 - v2.13.0

  • New Features
  • Driver for the new CYBOOK MUSE ebook reader
  • Closes tickets: 1398672
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow editing identifiers in a dedicated window by right clicking on the identifiers edit box.
  • Closes tickets: 1400925
  • Allow generating a cover from metadata by right clicking the cover are in the book details panel also.
  • Closes tickets: 1401972
  • Content server: Server KEPUB files with the extension kepub.epu when connecting to the browser on Kobo devices
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware version 3.12
  • Edit metadata dialog: Add a keyboard shortcut to swap title and author [Alt+Down]
  • Closes tickets: 1397701
  • Bug Fixes
  • Save to disk: Fix a regression that prevented saving of files into the root of a drive on Windows
  • FB2 Input: Add support for FB2 books that incorrectly use the FictionBook 2.1 XML schema.
  • Closes tickets: 1401915
  • Fix command line arguments not being ignored on windows and linux when restarting calibre.
  • Closes tickets: 1401991
  • E-book viewer: Fix sorting of bookmarks by position in book not working on windows and OS X.
  • Closes tickets: 1402152
  • Kobo driver: Fix bookmarks not being deleted from device when deleting books on the device
  • Closes tickets: 1401502
  • Edit book: Fix auto-complete of closing tag not working when typing the closing tag at just before a word (the word would become the closing tag name).
  • calibredb: Fix list --for-machine ignoring custom columns
  • Closes tickets: 1401085
  • Edit book/Book polishing: Fix subsetting of fonts whose @font-face rules use the local() or format() CSS functions not working
  • Edit book: Fix regression that broke typing of XML entities for ampersand, less-than and greater-than
  • Edit Book: Do not change the current selected text when right clicking on a mis-spelled word
  • Improved news sources
  • The Australian
  • The New Yorker
  • The Guardian
  • Ars Technica



Changes for v2.11.0 - v2.12.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: Automatically complete the closing tag in HTML/XML files when typing Edit Book: Implement auto-indent, now when pressing the Enter key to start a new line, the new line's indentation is automatically created
  • Driver for the Verso E71b ebook reader
  • Closes tickets: 1395289
  • Redesigned the 'Add a custom news source' dialog to make it easier to use, with a more powerful python editor
  • Make translations of the User Manual available in many different languages (fully or partially translated). Click the 'Change Language' link in the sidebar of the manual to change the language
  • Edit Book: Search & Replace function mode: Add a new function annotation (replace.file_order) to control what order multiple files are processed in, when doing Replace All. See the User Manual for details.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Get Books: Update Woblink store plugin for website changes
  • Book polishing: Ignore zero byte font files in the ebook instead of erroring out on them when subsetting fonts.
  • Closes tickets: 1395694
  • E-book viewer: Tighten heuristic used to detect footnote links. Do not consider a link that is the only content inside a block level tag as an endnote link, even if it is linked back to from its destination.
  • Update the version of libimobiledevice shipped in the Linux and OS X builds to 1.1.7, should help with some connection issues to Apple devices
  • PDF Output: Add support for font-family aliasing in @font-face rules.
  • Closes tickets: 1395176
  • Improved news sources
  • Wall Street Journal
  • New Yorker
  • Le Monde
  • Defense News
  • Digital Journal
  • Cracked.com
  • Boston Globe
  • RealClear Politics
  • EcoGeek
  • The Friday Times



Changes for v2.10.0 - v2.11.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: Add a new 'function mode' for the Search and Replace tool
  • The function mode allows you to create python functions that run on the results of Search and Replace. This allows you to do arbitrarily powerful text processing. For example, you can automatically fix the case of text, automatically add section number to headings, and so on. For examples and documentation, see: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/function_mode.html
  • Bug Fixes
  • DOCX Input: Add support for multilingual documents.
  • Closes tickets: 1394428
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix date fields being displayed in the UTC timezone instead of the local timezone, causing the day to be off by one in some timezones.
  • Closes tickets: 1393166
  • Conversion/Book polishing: Fix ampersands in title/series/publisher/author not being properly escaped.
  • Closes tickets: 1393230
  • Update the bundled version of libimobiledevice on windows, so that the iOS Reader plugin can connect to iOS 8 devices again
  • Fix a regression in 2.10 that causes Adding books from sub-folders, one book per folder to incorrectly add OPF files present in the sub-folders as an extra format.
  • Closes tickets: 1392864
  • Fix a regression in 2.10 that caused changes in Preferences->Adding books to not work for the next immediate add
  • Fix Ctrl-R while in debug mode not restarting in debug mode properly
  • Fix regression in evaluating composite columns that use other composite columns.
  • Improved news sources
  • Nikkei News



Changes for v2.9.0 - v2.10.0

  • New Features
  • Driver for the PocketBook Lux 2 with latest firmware.
  • Closes tickets: 1390720
  • Review downloaded metadata: Add suggestions for the tags, authors, publishers and series fields. Suggestions will pop-up as you type.
  • Closes tickets: 1390887
  • Add Books: Improve performance when adding large numbers of books at once
  • Add Books: Allow adding books from multiple ZIP/RAR archives, each containing many books, by right clicking on the Add Books and choosing 'Add from Archive'
  • Metadata download: Prioritize results that have the same language as the current calibre user interface language
  • Edit Book: Make the CSS used for styling the generated HTML Table of Contents user customizable via http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/customize.html#overriding-icons-templates-et-cetera
  • Bug Fixes
  • E-book viewer: Fix popup footnotes not working on windows
  • Fix saving of searches that use the backslash to escape special characters not working
  • Closes tickets: 1392052
  • Save to disk: When multiple books end up with the same file name because they have the same metadata, automatically adjust the filename to make it unique.
  • Closes tickets: 863472
  • Fix ebook editor global menu not working on Unity when started from inside calibre
  • Get Books: Update the Amazon European store plugins for website changes
  • Edit Book: Fix handling of XML unsafe characters (like <, > and &) inside
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