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Changes for v2.6.0 - v2.7.0

  • New Features
  • Support for the new Kindle Voyage
  • The notification for the completion of background jobs, such as bulk metadata download, has been redesigned to not interrupt your work. It now waits in the lower right corner of the main window until you are ready to deal with it
  • Closes tickets: 1382795
  • Insert metadata as jacket page: Make the invisible tags used for searching across books format better, by giving them their own table row.
  • Book details panel: Show custom column values for numeric columns even when the value is zero
  • Allow clearing of date and number type fields by right clicking and choosing clear when editing the fields in the book list or edit metadata dialog
  • Bug Fixes
  • MOBI/AZW3 Output: When converting an EPUB document that specifies an SVG image as its cover image, convert the cover to JPEG as the Kindle cannot handle SVG cover images.
  • Closes tickets: 1384375
  • AZW3 Input: Fix crash when processing AZW3 files that contain certain SVG images dies to a bug in ImageMagick.
  • Closes tickets: 1384375
  • Conversion: Ignore un-parseable links when trying to generate ToC from links, instead of aborting the conversion.
  • Closes tickets: 1383365
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix window title not changing when using the Next/previous buttons if the books being edited have the same title.
  • Closes tickets: 1383014
  • Fix regression in previous release that prevented arrow keys/tab key from working in completion popups on OSX.
  • Closes tickets: 1382633
  • Improved news sources
  • Folha de Sao Paolo
  • LWN Weekly



Changes for v2.5.0 - v2.6.0

  • New Features
  • Catalogs: CSV Output: Allow changing the order of fields in the generated CSV catalog by using drag and drop to re-arrange the fields in the create catalog dialog.
  • Closes tickets: 1379048
  • Edit metadata dialog: When editing metadata individually for multiple books, popup a confirmation if the user clicks OK before finishing the editing of all the books.
  • Closes tickets: 1378072
  • Allow configuring a keyboard shortcut to toggle highlighting of search results via Preferences->Keyboard (under Miscellaneous).
  • Closes tickets: 1380528
  • Edit Book: Saved searches window: Remember the last used values for where to search and search direction
  • E-book viewer: Allow right clicking on the toolbar buttons to popup the optional menus, useful when using the viewer on a touch screen.
  • Closes tickets: 1380359
  • E-book viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut to toggle the Table of Contents [Ctrl+T]
  • Performance improvement when renaming/deleting large numbers of items via the Manage Tags/Series/Publishers/etc dialogs
  • Kobo driver: Update to support soon to be released firmware update from Kobo
  • Bug Fixes
  • Amazon metadata download: Update the amazon metadata download plugin to handle changes to the amazon.com website.
  • Closes tickets: 1379305
  • AZW3 Output: Ignore invalid attribute names in the input document rather than aborting the conversion on them.
  • Book details panel: Fix custom columns built from other columns with tag like values not clickable in the book details panel.
  • Closes tickets: 1381323
  • Edit Book: Fix changing the editor undo/redo keyboard shortcuts not preventing the old shortcuts from working.
  • CSV Catalogs: Output all custom datetime columns in the local timezone to match the format for builtin columns
  • E-book viewer: When looking up words in the dictionary for a book that has no language set, use the current calibre interface language
  • Fix comments editor widget in the edit metadata dialog swallowing Tab key presses, preventing the use of the keyboard to move between widgets. You can use Ctrl+Tab to insert literal tabs
  • OS X: Workaround for regression in Qt 5 that causes pressing the Esc key to close the entire window instead of the current completion popup
  • Fix Advanced search dialog not being sized correctly if the user selects a larger than normal interface font.
  • Closes tickets: 1378045
  • E-book viewer: Fix page turning by clicking in the margins in full screen mode (when displaying more than one page per screen) not working because of a Qt 5 behavior change.
  • Improved news sources
  • nrcnext
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung mobil



Changes for v2.4.0 - v2.5.0

  • New Features
  • E-book viewer: Allow changing the website that is used as a dictionary for looking up words in the viewer. Click the Preferences button in the viewer and choose the dictionaries tab to customize the website.
  • Edit book/Book polishing: When embedding fonts or subsetting embedded fonts, handle the :first-letter and :first-line pseudo-element style rules.
  • Closes tickets: 1373649
  • Windows driver for Trekstor Pyrus 2 LED.
  • Closes tickets: 1376018
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix a typo preventing calibre from recognizing the new Kobo Aura H2O
  • Edit Book: Spell Check: Fix replaced words coming back into the list when toggling the "Show only misspelled words" setting
  • Edit Book: Spell Check: Fix replacing a word with multiple words causing the replacements to show up erroneously in the list of misspelled words
  • Closes tickets: 1370294
  • Edit Book: Fix leading or trailing hyphens on words being ignored when spell checking.
  • Closes tickets: 1370288
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression, caused by a Qt 5 behavior change, that caused incorrect colors to be shown when viewing MOBI files that use CSS 3 color specifications internally.
  • MOBI Output: Handle input documents that use CSS 3 syntax for colors by converting the color to the #RRGGBB format required for MOBI
  • Tag Browser: Fix drag and drop of books onto a language not setting the language.
  • Closes tickets: 1373504
  • Tag Browser: When renaming an item that is currently being searched for, remove the search indicator, as the search will no longer match the renamed item.
  • Closes tickets: 1374624
  • Bulk metadata edit: Fix getting cover from EPUB files that have no cover image by rendering the first page as the cover not working.
  • Closes tickets: 1374243
  • Custom cover generation: Fix disabled color schemes not being saved
  • Closes tickets: 1374337
  • Wireless device driver: Fix a regression in 2.4 that caused book matching to run slowly when connecting to calibre companion
  • Improved news sources
  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung
  • The Hindu
  • Carta



Changes for v2.3.0 - v2.4.0

  • New Features
  • An all new random cover generation algorithm, which generates covers using many different color schemes and cover styles
  • Now when you click the Generate cover button in the Edit Metadata dialog a cover based on the book metadata is generated using random colors and styles. You can customize the random cover generation by long clicking the Generate Cover button, which will popup a dialog where you can create new color schemes and customize other aspects of the generated cover as well.
  • Edit Book: Redesign the saved searches pop-up as a dockable window. Editing saved searches now happens inline and the global search/replace keyboard shortcuts work in the saved searches window
  • Edit book: Change the text of the 'Mark selected text' menu entry depending on whether it will mark or unmark the text
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow undoing a metadata download by long-clicking the Download metadata button and choosing "Undo last metadata download"
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow undoing the changes to individual fields by right clicking on the field and selecting Undo after a metadata download.
  • Closes tickets: 1223367
  • Download metadata dialog: Allow using Enter key to select cover and left/right keys to move between metadata results.
  • Closes tickets: 1369178
  • Fix the row numbers in the book list remaining wide when switching libraries if some books were marked before the switch.
  • Closes tickets: 1369152
  • Fix keyboard focus not going to cover grid after doing a search.
  • Closes tickets: 1369160
  • DOCX Input: Support for the keepNext paragraph property to keep successive paragraphs on the same page.
  • Template language: New template functions: raw_list() to return the items in a list such as tags without any sorting/formatting applied to them; author_sorts() to return the author sort strings from the authors table for the authors in the book.
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix a regression in 2.3 that broke creation of collections on the device when metadata management was set to manual.
  • Closes tickets: 1371976
  • E-book viewer: Fix displaying multiple pages per screen not working in calibre 2.x with some books, due to a change in Qt 5.
  • Closes tickets: 1372066
  • E-book viewer: Fix unintuitive behavior of back and forward buttons when going all the way back to the first item in the history.
  • Closes tickets: 1367992
  • Conversion: Do not allow default (user-agent) style rules to ever override style rules defined in the input document, regardless of CSS selector specificity.
  • Closes tickets: 1369753
  • Workaround for Qt 5 regression that broke selecting multiple icons in Preferences->Column icon rules
  • Fix tags with angle brackets not being displayed in the Book Details panel
  • New news sources
  • Hurriyet Daily News and Al Monitor by spswerling
  • VICE News by Adrian Tennessee
  • Jagran Josh by Krittika Goyal
  • Improved news sources
  • Today's Zaman
  • Wall Street Journal
  • High Country News



Changes for v2.2.0 - v2.3.0

  • New Features
  • Cover Grid: Dynamically adjust the size of the in memory cover thumbnail cache based on the window size to ensure flicker free rendering even on very large screens.
  • Closes tickets: 1367211
  • Template tester: Remember last used template
  • Get Books: When downloading books show a popup message telling the user that the books will be added to the calibre library automatically, to help new users understand what is happening. The popup message can be disabled.
  • E-book viewer: Try to detect when a chapter has a page break before the start of the chapter's text resulting in a leading blank page and override the page break.
  • Closes tickets: 1366074
  • Bug Fixes
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix the author sort field not being marked red initially when the author sort does not match the author due to a Qt 5 behavior change.
  • Closes tickets: 1367943
  • OS X: Fix restarting of calibre not working if calibre.app is placed in a location with spaces in the path
  • Fix regression that caused calibre running in debug mode on OS X to not have a menubar or dock icon
  • Get Books: Fix downloading ebooks from Project Gutenberg via the builtin browser not working because of changes to the Project Gutenberg website.
  • Closes tickets: 1366240
  • Get Books: Update Gutenberg plugin for changes to the Project Gutenberg website.
  • Closes tickets: 1366245
  • Improved news sources
  • Strategy+Business
  • Dawn
  • American Thinker
  • Anchorage Daily News
  • Financial Times



Changes for v2.1.0 - v2.2.0

  • New Features
  • Kindle driver: Add option to not overwrite existing page number (apnx) files on the device when sending books to the device
  • Kindle driver: Add option to allow customization of the page number (apnx) generation algorithm based on values in a custom column
  • Metadata jacket: Allow customizing the jacket template to show the tags in alphabetical order
  • View specific format window: If a conversion finishes in the background making a new format available, update the window.
  • Closes tickets: 1363416
  • E-book viewer: Automatically hide the mouse cursor if the mouse has not been used for a few seconds. This prevents the mouse cursor from obscuring text underneath it. The cursor will reappear automatically when you move the mouse.
  • Driver for SurfPad 3.
  • Closes tickets: 1363025
  • Bug Fixes
  • Conversion: Fix incorrect conversion of CSS when the input document uses the same CSS class name in both upper and lower case.
  • Closes tickets: 1328552
  • Workaround for Qt 5 behavior change on OS X which prevented error handling during startup on OS X to not work
  • DOCX Input: Fix non-breaking hyphens being ignored
  • Workaround for Qt 5 bug that causes text copied to the clipboard to be lost when quitting the viewer on windows.
  • When detecting the encoding of HTML documents, if the document contains multiple charset declarations, prefer the HTML 5 syntax to the HTML 4 syntax.
  • Closes tickets: 1364961
  • E-book viewer: Fix text not being reflowed when resizing the viewer window and only the height changes.
  • Fix merging of book records not working correctly for custom columns of type text with fixed set of permitted values. Null values were incorrectly overwriting non-null values.
  • Creation of custom news sources failing on a computer on which no custom news sources have been previously created.
  • Closes tickets: 1363666
  • Workaround for Qt 5 on windows bug that makes the selected indication for items in any list/table disappear when the widget loses focus
  • Closes tickets: 1363420
  • Fix regression in 2.1 that prevented the saved column layout from being applied.
  • Closes tickets: 1363470
  • Edit Book: Fix the Check Book tool leaking threads
  • Edit Book: Fix editor hanging when quitting during a background save operation and the save operation completes before the warning dialog is dismissed.
  • Closes tickets: 1363122
  • Fix a regression in calibre 2.0 that caused setting the value of a custom number column to zero via the book list to clear the field instead.
  • Closes tickets: 1363076
  • Check Book: Fix an error caused by empty style tags when auto-renaming mismatched font names.
  • Closes tickets: 1363028
  • When using the Embed Metadata or Polish Books tools to update metadata, fix custom columns values not being cleared in the book file even if they have been cleared in calibre
  • New news sources
  • The Hollywood Reporter by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources
  • Common Dreams
  • LA Times
  • Spektrum der Wissenschaft
  • cracked.com



Changes for v2.0.0 - v2.1.0

  • New Features
  • Prevent calibre from installing or running on Windows XP as there have been many reports of Qt 5 crashing on Windows XP and Windows XP is now no longer supported by Microsoft. If you are on Windows XP, please stay with calibre 1.48 until you are ready to upgrade your windows.
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new Kobo Aura H2O and firmware 3.8.0
  • Driver for HTC C.
  • Closes tickets: 1360678
  • Add a new tool to easily test templates. Go to Preferences->Toolbars to add the tool to one of the calibre toolbars.
  • Closes tickets: 1360550
  • EPUB and MOBI catalog generation: Allow using the full template language including all custom columns
  • Bug Fixes
  • E-book viewer: Fix soft-hyphens causing rendering artifacts with some fonts due to a bug in Qt 5
  • OS X: Workaround for Qt 5 bug that causes the popup menu on the author to author sort button in the edit metadata dialog to not respond if the mouse button if not released once before clicking menu entries.
  • Closes tickets: 1362338
  • Book list: Fix Ctrl+Home/End not selecting the first/last book
  • PDF Output: Fix header and footer templates not working in calibre 2.0
  • Closes tickets: 1361483
  • OS X: Workaround for Qt 5 bug that caused many keyboard shortcuts to not work in OS X
  • Workaround for Qt 5 regression causing custom colors in color chooser dialogs to not be remembered between calibre sessions
  • Conversion: Fix error when converting EPUB/HTML files that contain invalid margin or padding declarations.
  • Closes tickets: 1360842
  • Fix for calibre 2.0 crashing on startup on some linux systems when used with --detach
  • E-book viewer: When right clicking on an image to view it in its own popup window, fix the rotate button not working correctly with the zoom buttons
  • Workaround for Qt 5 bug causing crash when running jobs (conversion to PDF or MOBI; reading metadata from an EPUB without a cover) that require Qt WebKit on Ubuntu.
  • Closes tickets: 1360693
  • OS X: Fix background jobs stealing input focus if they require the use of Qt WebKit
  • Preferences->Metadata plugboards: Show plugboards for disabled devices and formats whose metadata writer plugins have been disabled.
  • Closes tickets: 1360766
  • Fix calibre 2.0 not using system color scheme on windows and OS X
  • Fix regression in calibre 2.0 that caused crashes when using drag and drop to re-order virtual library tabs
  • Linux: Disable the optional system tray icon because of bugs in the system tray icon implementation in Qt 5 on linux.
  • Closes tickets: 1360652
  • E-book viewer: Fix navigating to a bookmark not updating the displayed page number.
  • Closes tickets: 1360621
  • Fix the 'unified title and toolbar on OS X' tweak causing calibre to fail to work because of a bug in PyQt5
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 2.0 that changed the speed of scrolling with the mouse wheel in flow mode
  • Edit book: Workaround for regression in Qt 5 that causes typing the Cmd+some letter to generate text in the editor instead of being ignored.
  • Book polishing: Fix EPUB files with corrupted ZIP central directories not working and leaving behind detritus in the current working directory.
  • Closes tickets: 1360385
  • Edit Book: Workaround for Qt 5 regression that caused the 'See what changed' tool to freeze the editor when closing the window showing the changes.
  • Fix regression in 2.0 that broke viewing of LRF format ebooks.
  • Closes tickets: 1360332
  • Fix for a Qt 5 regression that caused the Copy to Library right click menu to be empty on OS X.
  • Closes tickets: 1360069



Changes for v1.48.0 - v2.0.0

  • New Features
  • For a summary of the major changes in calibre between 1.0 and 2.0, see http://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/eleven
  • Add support for MTP devices (Android phones/tablets) on OS X
  • Update the version of Qt used by calibre to Qt 5. This fixes various longstanding bugs in calibre that were caused by bugs in Qt 4.
  • Edit Book: Make the edit saved search/add saved search popup window non-modal.
  • Closes tickets: 1354785
  • Tag Browser: Show format specific icons for the format entries in the Tag Browser
  • Library check: Add buttons to conveniently mark all fixable/deletable items.
  • Closes tickets: 1353954
  • Bug Fixes
  • E-book viewer: Reloading the book now re-opens it at the current position even if the option to remember position when quitting is turned off
  • E-book viewer: Remove extra spacing between document and scrollbars. This is particularly noticeable when using a dark theme for the viewer.
  • PDF Output: Fix balanced parentheses in the text of items in the Table of Contents not being rendered properly by some PDF viewers.
  • Closes tickets: 1358443
  • Edit book: Abort terminal save on save error instead of quitting editor
  • Get Books: Update the Project Gutenberg plugin for website changes
  • Plugin loading: When multiple plugin classes are present in the __init__.py namespace, use the one with the qualified name that has the least components
  • Edit Book: Prevent long saved searches from making the saved search dialog too wide
  • Comic Input: Sort pages placed in sub-folders correctly (as long as all pages have the same number of parent folders).
  • Conversion: Fix the word @page in a comment inside a stylesheet with no following {} causing the rest of the stylesheet to be ignored.
  • Fix comparing AZW3 to ORIGINAL_AZW3 from the book details panel not working
  • Closes tickets: 1354624
  • New news sources
  • General Knowledge Today by Kanika G
  • BBC Arabic by logophile777
  • Improved news sources
  • TIME Magazine
  • The Atlantic
  • Down to Earth
  • Heraldo de Aragon
  • Radikal (Turkey)
  • Wired Daily Edition
  • Orange County Register



Changes for v1.47.0 - v1.48.0

  • New Features
  • E-book viewer: Make the list of bookmarks a dockable window that can be kept open while reading the book
  • E-book viewer: Make the Table of Contents panel a dockable window so it can be moved around and even made into a separate floating window
  • E-book viewer: Allow reloading the current book by pressing F5 or Ctrl+R
  • Closes tickets: 1354059
  • Edit Book: Allow changing the case of selected text by right clicking and choosing the appropriate change case action.
  • Closes tickets: 1353263
  • Driver for Kiano Booky Light.
  • Closes tickets: 1353893
  • calibredb list: Have --for-machine dump the output in JSON instead of using ASCII separators, as most scripting languages have JSON parsers builtin
  • zsh completion: Complete filenames inside epub files for ebook-edit
  • ebook-edit: Allow specifying multiple internal files to open and get rid of the no longer needed --edit-file option
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fix over-aggressive caching causing multiple cover grid emblem rules to not work.
  • Closes tickets: 1352005
  • Edit Book: Fix position syncing and Live CSS not working if the opening tag is split over multiple lines
  • EPUB metadata: When updating the language in an EPUB file, preserve the country code, if the new language is the same as the original language in the EPUB file.
  • Edit Book: Fix choosing default dictionary based on language tag in the OPF ignoring the country code
  • Edit Book: Fix a regression that caused clicking on links in the preview panel that lead to destinations in the same HTML file popping up a spurious error message.
  • Fix regression that caused tags to not be sorted when displayed in the book details panel.
  • Closes tickets: 1351622
  • Edit Book: More robust implementation of current tag detection for Live CSS. Now uses the same logic as matching tag highlighting.
  • Edit Book: When highlighting the tag the cursor is currently inside, if the cursor is inside the definition of an opening tag, highlight that tag rather than its parent.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Do not run the rest of the checks if parsing errors are found, to prevent the checkers from raising unhandled errors
  • Improved news sources
  • Maximum PC
  • El Correo



Changes for v1.46.0 - v1.47.0

  • New Features
  • Cover Grid: Allow user defined emblems (icons) to be displayed next to covers
  • Now you can have your own custom icons displayed next to covers in the cover grid, based on simple rules you create. For example, you can display a heart icon next to books with a rating of more than four stars or a tick mark next to books you read and so on. To create these rules go to Preferences->Cover Grid and click the Emblems tab on the left.
  • E-book Viewer: Use wiktionary.org and wordnik.com as dictionary providers instead of dict.org
  • Closes tickets: 1349548
  • When looking up words, the word definition is now opened in a separate browser window. The language of the dictionary to lookup is automatically selected based on the language of the current book. To lookup a word in the viewer simply select the word with your mouse and right click, then choose 'Lookup in dictionary'
  • Edit Book: Allow customizing the templates used when creating new, blank HTML/CSS files via Preferences->Editor settings.
  • Closes tickets: 1348986
  • Comic Input: When sorting the pages inside a comic, recognize numbers, so that page2 sorts before page10
  • Conversion: When inserting a metadata jacket, format the series number using roman numerals. This behavior can be disabled by using a custom jacket template, as described here: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/customize.html#overriding-icons-templates-et-cetera
  • Bug Fixes
  • Edit Book: Fix incorrect results when running replace all on marked text and more than one replacement is made.
  • Closes tickets: 1348941
  • Edit Book: Live CSS: Improve detection of which tag the cursor is inside when there are multiple tags on the same line.
  • Closes tickets: 1350495
  • Edit Book: Clear the Check Book panel when opening a new book
  • Edit Book: Allow the import files into book action to be added to the toolbar
  • Edit Book: Fix subsetting of fonts not working if the text contains non-BMP unicode characters.
  • Closes tickets: 1349856
  • News download: Fix HTML parser used in the news download subsystem not preserving whitespace inside
     tags
    
  • Closes tickets: 1349536
  • Conversion: Do not strip underscores from classnames.
  • Closes tickets: 1349442
  • Edit Book: Fix cursor positioning not working when creating a new file from a template
  • Fix a rare error that could happen when using series columns inside a custom column template
  • Closes tickets: 1348937
  • E-book viewer: Handle quoted URLs inside @font-face rules
  • Improved news sources
  • New Yorker



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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