Calibre eBook Management Software (free, open-source, cross platform)

Robby

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calibre 4.2

New Features

  • macOS: Various improvements to dark mode support
  • Viewer: Dont generate covers for books that dont have a cover. Note that because of this all previously opened books will again be prepared for first time reading.
  • Viewer: Restore print to PDF functionality
  • Viewer: Allow also jumping to book positions in Goto->Location
  • Content server: When adding books and a duplicate is suspected provide more information about what books match the duplicate
  • FB2 Output: Speed up conversion of images and handle external links
  • Viewer: If the book has no ToC try to generate one from headings, if any.
  • Viewer: Improve rendering of comics. No blank pages after large images or after every image in multi-page mode.
  • Viewer: Make it easier to use the bookmarks panel with only keyboard.
  • Viewer: Set the classes calibre-viewer-paginated and calibre-viewer-scrolling on the tag in Paged and Flow modes. This allows the User styles to target these modes, if needed.
    • Viewer: Use the same loading spinner as is used by the rest of calibre

Bug Fixes

  • Edit book: Fix a crash when editing CSS files caused by a behavior change in Qt 5.13.
  • Fix a regression in 4.0 that broke rendering of PDF covers for PDF files that used JPEG2000 compression.
  • Viewer: Fix a regression in 4.1 that broke creating new color schemes
  • Viewer: Fix error while viewing books with a comment after a tag.
  • Viewer: Fix an error when processing a CFI with an invalid text offset.
  • Viewer: Fix scrolling backwards to previous chapter not always scrolling to the end of the chapter, if the chapter loads external resources.
  • Viewer: Fix hang on books with namespaced attributes on that do not belong to a known ebook namespace.
    • Viewer: Fix search history not persisting between viewer restarts.
    • Viewer: Fix scrollbar showing up on initial book open even if disabled in preferences.
    • Viewer: Fix rendering of books with mathematics failing
    • Viewer: When changing between individual sections/chapters in the book, only render the new chapter after loading is complete
    • Viewer: Fix scrolling by screenfuls not working correctly in flow mode
    • EPUB 2 metadata: Fix obfuscated fonts being broken when updating metadata if the file uses Adobe font obfuscation and the identifier with the key has an uppercase UUID scheme name.
    • Viewer: Fix right clicking on margins not showing controls
    • Viewer: Preselect text in search box when showing it.
    • Viewer: Fix SVG images that use xlink:href to refer to paths not being displayed.
    • Content server: Fix detection of iOS on iPAD with iOS 13 which defaults to desktop mode
    • Metadata jacket: Fix
      tags in the comments not being rendered correctly when inserting the comments into the jacket page.
    • Viewer: Show nicer error message for DRMed books
    • Viewer: Fix preferences under Scrolling behavior not being saved correctly
    • Viewer: Fix remembered position sometimes off by one page in paged mode.
    • Viewer: restrict max size of margin page turn indicators to 25px rather than 75px
    • Viewer: Dont flash the home page before loading a book if a book has been specified
    • Viewer: Fix ctrl+m shortcut not working on windows
    • Content server: Fix regression that caused series name in book details view not not be blue to indicate it is clickable

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Robby

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calibre 4.3

New Features

  • Viewer: Halve the time taken to prepare large EPUB files for first open
  • Viewer: Add an optional toolbar with common actions turn it on under Preferences->Miscellaneous
  • Viewer: Change the default color scheme to "System" which matches the colors used by the rest of calibre/the operating system. Also means the colors change automatically when the system color theme changes.
  • Viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut ; to go to a book location or position
  • Viewer: Add a control to easily reset the interface to defaults
  • Viewer: Allow also using --open-at with book positions
  • Viewer: Add command line option to force reloading of books
Bug Fixes

  • Content server: Fix conversion of comics not working.
  • Book details: Allow right click to copy author links and identifiers
  • Book details: Fix removal of identifiers via right click not working
  • Book details: Fix clicking on tags etc not generating exact match searches
  • Viewer: When resizing and the resizing back to the old size ensure we return to the same page in paged mode.
  • Duplicates dialog: Sort sub-list of matching books already in calibre by author for easier inspection.
  • PDF Output: Fix links that go to destinations in the same file not working.
  • Viewer: Fix changes to keyboard shortcuts not being applied until viewer is restarted.
  • DOCX Input: Fix AlternateContent blocks rendering both choice and fallback sections.
  • macOS: Fix unable to re-arrange entries in the CSV catalog list.
  • Windows: fix UTF-16/truncated output when reporting unhandled exceptions
  • Viewer: Fix mouse wheel not working when mouse is over page margins.
  • Linux: Install bash completions as individual files for each calibre binary
  • Content server: Fix download button not working with non-ebook formats.
  • Fix a crash in popup completion lists if the mouse is over the list and list is scrolled with the keyboard
  • Viewer: Fix rare exception when navigating to a CFI.
  • Viewer: Ignore failures printing console message when the viewer is launched with broken stderr.
  • Amazon metadata: Fix failure to get published date from audible book pages.
  • Viewer: Fix shortcuts preferences not being translated
  • Tag browser: Fix incorrect text color when using dark theme for hovered item
  • Fix crash if canceling the icon theme download while covers are downloading
  • Viewer: Fix non-ASCII content in stylesheets not being interpreted correctly.
  • Viewer/Content server: Fix history for completion popups such as search bars not being stored correctly.
  • PDF Output: When a link with a fragment points to a non-existent anchor link to the top of the file instead of not linking at all
  • PDF Output: Fix standard svg fullscreen image markup not working
  • PDF Output: Fix some books with full screen images failing to convert.

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Robby

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calibre 4.4

New Features

  • Viewer: Allow customizing what actions appear on the toolbar (Preferences->Miscellaneous->Customize toolbar).
  • Viewer: The --open-at command line argument now allows matching on ToC hrefs as well as titles
  • Book details window: Show path to book in cover tooltip.
  • Book details popup window: Add Open with actions to context menu when right clicking the cover image.
  • Edit book: Check book: Mark empty id attributes in the OPF as errors.
  • Viewer: Add a shortcut (Ctrl+F11) to toggle the toolbar
  • Bulk metadata download review dialog: When clicking cancel ask for confirmation if some books have already been reviewed
Bug Fixes

  • PDF Output: Fix an error when using fonts with vertical metrics.
  • Viewer: Fix flickering when scrollbar is enabled and the header/footer is too wide for the screen.
  • PDF Output: Improve handling of images that do not fit on a page.
  • Viewer: In paged mode break long text without spaces at arbitrary points instead of overflowing to the next page.
  • Viewer: Fix hang when using --open-at with single instance viewer and the specified location is already open.
  • Viewer: Fix opening .txt files in the standalone viewer leaving behind a temporary index.html file in the directory of the txt file.
  • Linux: Make some cache removal code robust against un-decodeable filenames in the cache directories
  • Viewer: Fix scrolling of panels in preferences causing artifacts.
  • Viewer: improve appearance of controls on small screens.
  • Move close button in viewer preferences to left to match the rest of the content server UI.
  • Viewer: Fix restoring user stylesheet to default not being applied until a viewer restart
  • Viewer: Do not wait for loading of tags that are not stylesheets.
  • Viewer: When using the system color theme only override link colors in the book if the theme is dark.

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Robby

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calibre 4.5

New Features

  • Driver for the new PocketBook Inkpad X
  • Driver for the new Bookeen Diva HD
  • PDF Output: Add an option to shift text horizontally on odd/even pages.
  • Image viewing popup dialog: Add a checkbox to fit image to window.
  • Edit book: Create @font-face rules when importing multiple font files into book automatically, similar to how it is done when importing a single font file.
Bug Fixes

  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect rendering if the input document has too many anchors.
  • Fix a regression that could cause window layout settings to sometimes not be saved during shutdown

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Robby

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calibre 4.6

New Features

  • Windows 10: Add support for the dark mode.
  • Polish books tool: Add a setting to add or remove soft hyphens from the book text
  • Viewer: Re-enable the old reference mode from calibre 3.x
Bug Fixes

  • PDF Output: Fix the option to break long words at the end of lines not working since calibre 4.
  • DOCX Input: Fix incorrect font sizes for footnote references in paragraphs that have text with multiple font sizes.
  • DOCX Input: Avoid nested tags for footnote references
    • Viewer: Fix max text width/height settings not being applied correctly on window resize.
    • Viewer: Auto-expand entries in the Table of Contents when viewing the corresponding location in the book.
    • Viewer: When creating a new bookmark, if there is selected text use it as the default bookmark title.

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Robby

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calibre 4.7

New Features

  • macOS: Use transient scrollbars unless they are disabled in system preferences
  • Viewer toolbar: Add actions for next and previous section. They are not added to the toolbar by default, customize it to add them.
  • Viewer: Add an option to keep the toolbar visible in full screen mode (Viewer Preferences->Miscellaneous)
  • Viewer: Allow modifying the current selection using Ctrl+Shift+Arrow.
  • Book details: Add an option in Preferences->Look & feel->Book details to show a heading for the comments in the book details panel
  • Edit book: Spell check: Ignore soft hyphens in words
  • Viewer: In multiple pages per screen mode, When paging back to a chapter we have just paged forward from return to the exact position we left from in terms of number of blank trailing pages displayed.
  • Viewer: Add a setting under Preferences->Colors to control when the viewer will override all book colors or not.
Bug Fixes

  • Viewer: Fix flick scrolling in flow mode jumping to next chapter.
  • Windows: Possible fix for some windows appearing off screen on multi-monitor setups
  • macOS: Fix PDF Output not working when running ebook-convert via symlink on the command line.
  • PDF Output: Ignore upto 8 byte glyph data size mismatches when merging identical glyphs.
  • Edit Book: Spell Check: Fix words surrounded by narrow non-breaking spaces being incorrectly detected as mis-spelled
  • Get books: Update various Polish language stores
  • macOS: Fix drag and drop to re-arrange items in the viewer toolbar not working
  • PDF Output: When an inline image is placed alone inside a block tag, ensure that it is not split over two pages.
  • ToC editor: Fix generate from links not working correctly when links have no fragments.
  • PDF Output: Dont dedup images that cannot be uncompressed
  • Advanced search dialog: Fix an error when closing dialog if on the second tab and no field is focused

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Robby

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calibre 4.8

New Features

  • Viewer in flow mode: Add auto-scrolling which can be triggered from the viewer controls and also make smooth scrolling by pressing down the arrow keys configurable
  • Viewer: Allow showing data in left and right margins in addition to headers/footers.
  • Viewer: Allow right clicking in the lookup panel to zoom in/out.
  • Viewer: Allow setting colors for the margins when creating new color schemes in Preferences->Colors
  • Viewer: Ctrl+, to show preferences
Bug Fixes

  • PDF Output: Fix extracting text from generated PDFs not working if more than 100 characters per font are used in the text.
  • macOS: Fix viewer controls not using system UI font
  • Viewer: Fix images not being rendered at certain sizes when they are the only content on the page in paged mode with single page per screen.
  • Viewer: Fix svg links not working.
  • Viewer: Fix a bug that could allow maliciously crafted EPUB files to read data from files on the computer. Thanks to dozernz for discovering this attack vector.
  • macOS: Fix regression in previous release that caused link color to be light blue even when not using dark color themes
  • RTF Output: Fix a regression that slowed down conversion of images.
  • Server viewer: Make the Exit full screen action available in viewer controls.
  • Viewer: Fix error when trying to change more than a single keyboard shortcut at once
  • Fix typo causing a harmless error message when downloading covers and only a single cover is found

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Robby

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calibre 4.9

New Features

  • Viewer: Much improved search functionality
  • Edit book: The Check book function has a new, improved CSS checker with support for CSS 3
  • Edit book: Add an "Open with" action to the context menu of the files browser to easily open files with external programs.
  • Viewer toolbar: Add button to easily change color schemes
Bug Fixes

  • Comments editor: Fix inserted blank paragraph being rendered as two lines.
  • PDF Output: Fix conversion of files containing
    elements failing.
    • Viewer: Fix failure to open some books that contain unparseable URLs.
    • Viewer: Fix data displayed in side margins getting moved out of position when mouse hovers over side margin.
    • Book details panel: When right clicking to save the cover, replace invalid characters in the suggested filename
    • Fix harmless error popup when adding SSL key/certificate in server settings
    • Dark mode: Fix colors in remove all formats except dialog

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Robby

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calibre 4.9.1

New Features

  • Viewer: Much improved search functionality
  • Edit book: The Check book function has a new, improved CSS checker with support for CSS 3
  • Edit book: Add an "Open with" action to the context menu of the files browser to easily open files with external programs.
  • Viewer toolbar: Add button to easily change color schemes
Bug Fixes

  • version 4.9.1 fixes a couple of regressions in 4.9.0 with Check Book reporting false positives and an error when using the source editing view in the comments editor
  • Comments editor: Fix inserted blank paragraph being rendered as two lines.
  • PDF Output: Fix conversion of files containing
    elements failing.
    • Viewer: Fix failure to open some books that contain unparseable URLs.
    • Viewer: Fix data displayed in side margins getting moved out of position when mouse hovers over side margin.
    • Book details panel: When right clicking to save the cover, replace invalid characters in the suggested filename
    • Fix harmless error popup when adding SSL key/certificate in server settings
    • Dark mode: Fix colors in remove all formats except dialog

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Robby

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calibre 4.10

New Features

  • Viewer: When searching have single and double quotes match their curly variants as well.
Bug Fixes

  • Fix a regression that caused the edit metadata individually and convert individually actions to use the bulk actions when multiple books are selected.
  • Linux: Fix a crash caused by broken/incompatible CUPS Qt system plugin.
  • Viewer: Fix search shortcut button not focusing search input if the search panel is placed in a tab or a floating window
  • Update Google Images cover download plugin for website markup changes
  • Catalog generation: Ignore invalid pubdates
  • Viewer: Stop autoscroll when changing page layout mode.
  • zipfile: Fix regression that broke handling of zipfiles with internal filenames not encoded in UTF-8.
  • Check Book: Turn off unique headings CSS warning
  • DOCX Output: When a list item contains a nested listed but no text, it should be output as an empty list item.

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