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Changes for v1.45.0 - v1.46.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: Add support for third party plugins to extend the editors functionality. The editor now supports plugins that can be used to extend its functionality. Documentation of the plugin API and an example plugin are at: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/creating_plugins.html#edit-book-plugins
  • calibredb list: Add a --for-machine option that causes the output to be made in a form more easily parsed programmatically (it uses ASCII field and record separators)
  • Book details panel: Automatically convert ISSN identifiers into links to the periodicals page on worldcat.org
  • Edit Book: When re-arranging the toolbars inside an individual file editor, save the new toolbar layout so that it is re-used in the future. Also apply the changed layout to all open editors of the same type. Closes tickets: 1346913
  • Edit Book: Make the undo/redo/cut/copy/paste buttons on the editor toolbar also configurable, so they can be removed via Preferences->Toolbars, if needed. Closes tickets: 1346913
  • Edit Book: Allow editing xpgt (Adobe Page Template) files as XML. Closes tickets: 1346543
  • Edit Book: Allow the action to launch the saved searches dialog to be added to the global toolbars
  • Book details panel: Add an option to make clicking on the author name search the calibre library for the author instead of opening the wikipedia page for the author. To use it got to Preferences->Look & Feel->Book Details. Closes tickets: 1344799
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix published date not being merged when merging book records
  • Embed metadata tool: Fix error when trying to embed metadata in corrupted MOBI files or files of other types that are marked as MOBI in the library. Closes tickets: 1348054
  • Edit Book: Make the warning dialog that pops up when you try to quit while the editor is saving changes in the background a little more clear. Closes tickets: 1347171
  • When generating covers, do not render soft-hyphens in the text as hyphens. Closes tickets: 1344259
  • Conversion: Fix a bug processing the CSS font shorthand property when the line-height is specified in em or percentage units. Closes tickets: 1348173
  • calibre-customize: When building plugins from a directory, exclude known version control subdirectories
  • Improved news sources
  • Grandes corresponsales
  • Times of India
  • Economic Times of India



Changes for v1.44 - v1.45.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: Add in-context help for HTML and CSS
  • Now, you can right click on any HTML/OPF/NCX tag name or CSS property and the editor will open some help for that item in your browser.
  • Book details panel: Make series and tags clickable. Clicking on them will search the calibre library for all books in the same series/ having the same tag
  • Closes tickets: 1341297
  • Edit metadata dialog: Improve performance by only writing changed fields to the database when clicking OK or Next
  • AZW3 Input: When converting from AZW3 files, use the high quality version of the image if the source AZW3 file contains both low and high quality images. These dual azw3 files are produced by kindlegen 2.9
  • Edit Book: When right clicking on a link in the editor add a menu entry to open the link
  • Edit Book: Search and replace panel: Add arrows to open the list of recently used search and replace expressions
  • Driver for Motorola Milestone X2.
  • Closes tickets: 1343704
  • Bug Fixes
  • AZW3: Preserve the page-progression-direction property when converting/editing/polishing AZW3 files
  • AZW3 Input: Workaround broken AZW3 files produced by kindlegen that use uppercase attribute names.
  • Closes tickets: 1341306
  • PDF metadata: When updating the XMP metadata in PDF files, compress the XMP block written to the PDF. This is particularly useful when the PDF file has an existing XMP metadata block with very large amounts of data in it.
  • Closes tickets: 1341549
  • Fix searches on Yes/No columns using the terms ('blank', 'checked', 'unchecked') not working on non-English calibre installs
  • Edit metadata dialog: Do not auto change the title sort field when clicking OK if the title was changed. Instead the title sort field must be changed explicitly.
  • Linux binary installer: Fix regression that caused ZSH completion to not be installed
  • Closes tickets: 1341240
  • Edit Book: Spell check: When suggesting alternative for a hyphenated word, ensure the first suggestion is the word formed by removing the hyphen, if that is a valid word
  • Get Books: Update the Woblink plugin to handle changes to the woblink website
  • Edit Book: Fix replacement of hyphenated words in the spell checker not working
  • Edit Book: Fix live syntax highlighting of links not being updated correctly after renaming an open file
  • Edit Book: Fix regression that caused crash while syntax highlighting CSS stylesheets that contain url() tokens without enclosing quotes
  • Linux binary: Do not fail on system with invalid locale info. Instead default to using the UTF-8 encoding on these systems.
  • Closes tickets: 1343444
  • Improved news sources
  • The Economic Times India
  • EPW
  • Carta
  • The Hindu
  • F-Secure
  • NOAA Online



Changes for v1.43.0 - v1.44

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: Syntax highlight links, images, stylesheet includes, etc. Links that point to missing files are marked as errors. You can Ctrl + click on a highlighted link to jump to the file it points to directly.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for manifest items missing href attributes.
  • Closes tickets: 1339766
  • When clicking in the search box, select all existing text, for easy replacement.
  • Closes tickets: 1338862
  • Edit Book: Add buttons to change the text alignment of the current paragraph. If you do not see them, go to Preferences->Toolbars and add them to the Text formatting actions toolbar.
  • Improve performance of rendering the book list when lots of column coloring rules are used
  • Kobo driver: Support for new firmware version 3.5
  • Bug Fixes
  • Edit Book/Book polishing: Do not auto-resolve @import rules in AZW3 files. Also do not add a @namespace rule to all stylesheets that contain tag selectors.
  • Edit book/Book polishing: Preserve the class attribute on the tag in AZW3 format files.
  • Closes tickets: 1339055
  • Edit Book: Fix inline spell check context menu not working when triggered by context menu key or a right clicking at the right edge of the word.
  • Fix some font directories from fonts.conf being ignored on linux when scanning the system for installed fonts.
  • Closes tickets: 1339257
  • Edit book: Spell checker: Treat hyphenated words as single words for spell checking
  • Edit Book: When using the spell check dialog to change words, detect any changes made to open files outside the spell check dialog and automatically integrate them, to prevent those changes from being lost.
  • Update driver for Tolino Shine to handle new firmware
  • Closes tickets: 1338219
  • Book polishing: When changing the cover in an EPUB file, place the newly created cover image in the same folder as other images in the book, rather than the root
  • Linux installer: Use pkg-config to get the location for installing the calibre bash completion scripts. pkg-config is used only when installing to /usr.
  • Closes tickets: 1340023
  • Improved news sources
  • Science Daily



Changes for v1.42.0 - v1.43.0

  • New Features
  • Add a wizard for easily searching date fields in your library. To use it click the advanced search button to the left of the search field. Allows you to search for books whose date is older/newer than a specified date or less/more than a number of days from today and so on.
  • Driver for Onyx T68.
  • Closes tickets: 1336868
  • When reading metadata from file names, allow setting the comments field as well, in addition to title/authros/publisher/series/etc.
  • Closes tickets: 1332582
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke changing Save to Disk preferences
  • Recognize leading articles for the Esperanto language when auto-generating title sorts.
  • Closes tickets: 1336639
  • Edit Book: Fix a regression that caused syncing of the preview panel to the editor cursor position to not work when the cursor is positioned on a blank line in between two tag definitions
  • Metadata download: Round the downloaded ratings so that, for example, 3.6 stars becomes 4 stars instead of 3 stars.
  • Closes tickets: 1335696
  • Edit Book: Fix a crash when performing some image editing operations on 64 bit calibre builds
  • Recognize additional leading articles in the titles of Italian language books
  • Closes tickets: 1332837
  • Edit Book: Fix an occasional spurious error message when using the Live CSS feature
  • New news sources
  • Dark Reading by Brandon Allberry



Changes for v1.41.0 - v1.42.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: new tool to easily add a cover to the book. It automatically generates the HTML wrapper and takes care of marking the covers files as covers in the OPF.
  • Edit Book: Improve the performance of inline spell checking, especially noticeable when editing large HTML files (over 100KB in size).
  • Edit Book: Run syntax highlighting in the background, reducing user interface latency when editing large files
  • Template language: Add a new function (group_re) to use grouping regular expressions with groups, where you can replace the matched groups with result of another template.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for HTML files with non UTF-8 encoding declarations
  • Edit Book: Spell check dialog: Add an option to make filtering the word list case sensitive
  • Bug Fixes
  • Get Books: Fix integration with ebook.de broken by website changes
  • MOBI Input: Preserve the dc:rights metadata during conversion.
  • Closes tickets: 1333468
  • Edit Book: Fix non-BMP unicode characters causing matching tag highlighting to be slightly off on linux
  • Edit Book: When editing HTML files that have charset encoding declarations, automatically change the declared encoding (if any) to UTF-8 on save, since the editor always saves files in the UTF-8 encoding.
  • Edit Book: Fix various problems when editing EPUB files with non-ascii internal filenames on OS X.
  • Closes tickets: 1317883
  • Edit Book: Remove unused CSS: Fix an error if an HTML file links to a missing stylesheet
  • New news sources
  • Economic and Political Weekly by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources
  • Deadspin



Changes for v1.40.0 - v1.41.0

  • New Features
  • New tool to set metadata in the actual book files in the calibre library from the updated metadata in the calibre database.
  • To use it go to Preferences->Toolbars and add the 'Embed metadata' tool to the main toolbar. Then simply select the books whose files you want to update and click the Embed metadata button. Normally, calibre updates metadata in the book files whenever a file is exported from calibre. This tool is useful for people who want the files in the calibre library to have updated metadata as well.
  • calibredb: Add a new 'embed_metadata' command to update metadata in the actual book files in the calibre library from the calibre database.
  • Edit Book: Allow customization of toolbars
  • Add empty book: When adding empty book records to the library, add an option to also create empty EPUB files. Useful if you intend to subsequently edit these files with the calibre editor. You can access the add empty books feature by right clicking the Add Books button.
  • Edit book: Remove unused CSS: Add an option to also remove unused class attributes from the HTML
  • Edit book: Check Book: Add checks for empty HTML/XML/CSS/image files in the book.
  • Closes tickets: 1329971
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add checks for links whose fragment (the part after the #) points to a location that does not exist
  • Bug Fixes
  • RTF metadata: Add proper support for unicode characters when reading and writing metadata to RTF files
  • RTF metadata: Fix failure to write metadata to RTF files that do not already have an \info block
  • Edit Book: Remove unused CSS: Handle @import rules when checking for unused CSS
  • Edit Book: Remove unused css: Prevent failure when book has invalid items marked as stylesheets
  • calibredb: Fix set_metadata not working for the series_index field.
  • Closes tickets: 1329724



Changes for v1.39.0 - v1.40.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: Add a new tool to manage fonts. Allows easily changing/removing/embedding fonts in the entire book. To use it go to Tools->Manage Fonts
  • Edit Book: Allow the color of the links in the Live CSS panel to be themed.
  • Closes tickets: 1326897
  • E-book viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut to bookmark current location.
  • Closes tickets: 1326198
  • Bug Fixes
  • Edit Book: Check book: When auto-changing font name to match actual name in font file, also change the font name in shorthand font declarations
  • Edit Book/Book polishing: Fix embedding all referenced fonts not catching fonts that are only specified via style attributes and not in any stylesheets.
  • Conversion: Fix normalization of CSS shorthand font property not working when multiple font families are specified in the same shorthand property
  • Edit Book: Live CSS: Fix clicking on link to go to style definition not working if the stylesheet contains CSS 3 @media queries or @font-face rules
  • Edit Book: When importing DOCX files, set the media type for html files correctly
  • Edit Book: Fix import of DOCX files that contain no Table of Contents not working.
  • Closes tickets: 1327522
  • Portable installer: Fix a crash if the user selects a destination for the portable install that does not have enough disk space.
  • Closes tickets: 1324575
  • Fix date column not showing date added when adding zip/rar files that contain an OPF with a calibre timestamp in its metadata
  • Sony driver: Fix SONY annotation app not working with files sent to the device by calibre
  • Linux build: Fix regression that caused opening PDF files (or any externally viewed files) preventing calibre from being restarted as long as the external viewer is not shutdown.
  • Closes tickets: 1326453
  • Edit book: Fix changing underline style to none when creating a custom color scheme causes error.
  • Check Book: Fix empty (zero byte) XML files causing check book to fail.
  • Closes tickets: 1326073
  • Check Book: Fix combination of mismatching font family names and a font-family declaration with an invalid value (such as a dimension) causing auto fixing of errors to fail.
  • Closes tickets: 1325070
  • Improved news sources
  • Respekt
  • Newsweek
  • Jerusalem Post
  • Outlook India
  • PC Magazine
  • Instapaper



Changes for v1.38.0 - v1.39.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: Allow creation of custom color schemes for the editor (Preferences->Editor settings)
  • Check Book: When reporting unmanifested file warnings, allow auto fixing by adding the file to the manifest if it is referenced elsewhere or removing the file if it is not.
  • Closes tickets: 1323362
  • Edit book: Preview panel: Allow syncing of position more accurately when there are multiple tags on the same source code line
  • Edit book: Live CSS: Indicate which CSS properties are overridden by higher priority rules
  • Kindle driver: When generating page numbers automatically, add an additional method to detect page boundaries, using the presence of tags in the source of the book. You can use this setting by right clicking on the Kindle icon in calibre when the kindle is connected and choosing customize this device.
  • Closes tickets: 1321761
  • Bug Fixes
  • Virtual Libraries: If the user selects a virtual library whose tab has been closed via the Virtual Library button, re-open the tab instead of displaying the virtual library in the All Books tab.
  • Closes tickets: 1322474
  • DOCX Input: Fix a regression that broke conversion of documents with an index that contains fields with special page text.
  • Closes tickets: 1322637
  • Edit Book: When editing a book in a language for which no dictionary is installed, consider all words to be correctly spelt, rather than misspelt.
  • Closes tickets: 1320829



Changes for v1.37.0 - v1.38.0

  • New Features
  • Edit Book: A 'Live CSS' tool that shows all the style rules for the tag you are currently editing.
  • You can use it to easily jump to any style rules that affect the current tag. Enable it via View->Live CSS. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html#the-live-css-panel for details
  • Add an option to hide the book rating in the cover browser (Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Browser).
  • Closes tickets: 1319476
  • DOCX Input: if no language is defined in the metadata, use the language specified in the document default style.
  • Closes tickets: 1321346
  • Bug Fixes
  • Edit book: Fix regression that sometimes caused incorrect syntax highlighting when non-breaking spaces/typographic hyphens are present in the text.
  • Closes tickets: 1321317
  • Fix a regression that broke the compare books tool when used outside the book editor.
  • Closes tickets: 1321975
  • Get Books: Update the Woblink plugin to handle changes to the Woblink website
  • DOCX Input: Workaround buggy version of Microsoft Word converting newlines in the document summary into _x000d_. They are now ignored when reading metadata from docx files.
  • Closes tickets: 1321343
  • Edit book: Fix Check Book failing if a binary file such as an image or font is mislabelled in the OPF as being a text file.
  • Closes tickets: 1320977
  • OS X Build: Fix a bug that was preventing multiple instances of calibre being used by different user accounts on the same computer.
  • Closes tickets: 1320347
  • Edit book: Dont show an error message when trying to use quick open with no book open
  • Content server: Add .ibooks (note the trailing s) as an allowed format as well.
  • Edit Book: Fix an error when running the Check Book tool on files with empty
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