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Calibre 3.22.1 (64-bit)
- Change log not available for this version


Calibre 3.21.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Browser viewer: Allow showing the time left in the current chapter/book in the header and footer areas of the book
- To use go to the preferences of the browser viewer and customize the headers and footers to display the time left. Note that time left in chapter only works correctly if chapters are in separate HTML files in the book
- Manage tags dialog: Searching now shows all matching tags and there is an undo button to undo changes
- Add an output profile for the Kindle Oasis 2017

Bug fixes:
- Content server: Fix adding/deleting books and editing metadata not updating the main calibre book list automatically
- Viewer: When doing a dictionary lookup, remove soft hyphens from the word, if any are present
- Edit metadata dialog: Fix tab order for buttons to the left of the title and author
- Trim cover dialog: Remove the redundant Trim & OK button, instead have the OK button trim automatically if there is a selection
- Update Amazon metadata plugin for a website change
- Content server: Fix translations not being updated without clearing the browser cache
- Content server: Fix switching from translations to no translations not working
- Content server: When updating interface data do not transmit translations if they have not been changed. Saves ~30-60KB bandwidth when using non-English interface language

Improved news sources:
- The Atlantic
- Fortune Magazine
- Telegraph UK
- Hot Air
- Reader's Digest
- The Economist


Calibre 3.20.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Content server: Allow editing the metadata of books from the book details page
- On the book details page, you can now edit any metadata and change covers by clicking the edit metadata icon in the right area of the top bar. Note that only users that have write permissions for the library can edit metadata.
- Kobo driver: Recognize Kobo Aura 2 with new firmware (4.6.10188)

Bug fixes:
- When reading metadata from HTML also recognize as being comments

Improved news sources:
- Danas
- Al monitor
- Folha de Sao Paolo
- New York Times
- Wirtschaft's Woche


Calibre 3.19.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Driver for the new PocketBook 740
- Allow using relative URLs in comments type metadata. The relative URLs are interpreted relative to the book folder in the calibre library
- Edit book: Reports: Do not show characters from the HTML markup in the characters report
- Allow adding the Virtual library button to any toolbar/menu via Preferences->Toolbars & menus

Bug fixes:
- Server: Fix server becoming unresponsive if a client sends invalid SSL data at exactly the right moment
- Conversion heuristics: Make unwrapping recognize Georgian letters as well
- Make de-serialization of stored conversion options safe against maliciously crafted input
- E-book viewer: Change the file format used to import/export bookmarks to use JSON. This prevents malicious bookmarks files from causing code execution
- Make the history completion for the search and replace edit box case-sensitive
- PDF Output: When the input document contains multiple anchors with the same value, use the first anchor rather than the last. This follows browser behavior
-  FB2 Input: Add to content to silence the useless epubcheck

New news sources:
- Granta by Gary Arnold

Improved news sources:
- WirtschaftsWoche Online
- Spektrum der Wissenschaft


Calibre 3.18.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Browser viewer: Allow long tapping a word to look it up in a dictionary or search the internet for it

Bug fixes:
- Conversion: Handle the deprecated type attribute on

tags.
- Fix metadata download from amazon stopped working because of a website change
- Fix re-ordering of columns causing split book splitter state not being restored on restart
- Fix errors when using strftime with unicode strings on non-utf-8 windows systems
- Split book view: Fix vertical scroll position of the two views getting out of sync after doing some searches
- Fix some edit widget appearing in the wrong place when editing in the right hand panel of the new split book list
- Portable build: Fix cache directory not always being auto-created
- Workaround for Qt 5.10 on Linux resetting the global font, preventing custom interface font settings from working

Improved news sources:
- New York Times
- The Economist
- Gosc
- Various Uruguayan recipes


Calibre 3.17.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Allow splitting the book list, by right clicking on the column headers and choosing 'Split the book list'
- This is useful to 'lock' one or more columns in place so that they are always visible even when scrolling through other columns. Also, the split list has a separate right click menu which you can configure via Preferences->Toolbars and menus
- Store temporary files used by the editor and viewer in the cache directory to try to prevent errors caused by 'file cleaner' programs deleting temporary files still in use

Bug fixes:
- EPUB3 Input: Fix HTML covers and titlepages that are marked using the deprecated element not being recognized.
- Bulk metadata edit: Fix regression in 3.13 that made it impossible to use the Force numbering checkbox for custom series
- Conversion: Fix the valign attribute on tags not being honored
- E-book viewer: Fix the 'Copy' keyboard shortcut/context menu action not working on some Windows systems
- E-book viewer: Make the semi-transparent background for viewing metadata a little more opaque.

New news sources:
- Computing by Darko Miletic

Improved news sources:
- New York Times
- Le Devoir
- New Statesman
- London Review of Books
- New York Post
- LWN Weekly
- Associated Press


Calibre 3.16.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Content server: Allow adding and deleting of books using the web interface
- Use the + icon in the top bar of the book list to add new books and the trash icon in the top bar of the book details page to a delete a book. Note that only authenticated users are allowed to perform these actions, so you have to setup user accounts for the server to use these features.
- Allow removing the close button from tabs in the Virtual library tab bar. Right click the tab bar and choose 'Lock tabs' to do that.
- calibredb export: Add --progress option
- Bulk metadata editing: Show progress bars to track progress of the operation
- Content server: When downloading books from the server send both the ASCII and full Unicode file names. Browsers that support RFC 6266 can make use of the unicode file name.
- Content server: Show a warning popup on Apple devices when the user tries to search with an expression containing smart quotes, since Apple devices now automatically replace quotes with smart quotes when typing.

Bug fixes:
- DOCX Output: Fix links without anchors in the input document not being converted correctly.
- Closes tickets: 1741098
- calibredb: Fix a regression that broke reading of passwords from stdin
- Edit book: Fix an error when saving files with filenames that cannot be encoded using the system codepage on Windows
- Pasting metadata: Fix excluding title and authors not working

New news sources:
- Revista Veintitres by Darko Miletic
- Cronica by Darko Miletic

Improved news sources:
- The Galaxy's Edge
- Orange County Register
- Danas


Calibre 3.15.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Browser viewer: Allow customizing what information is displayed in the header and footer areas. Access Preferences from the viewer controls to change.
- Add support for MTP devices on FreeBSD
- ToC editor: Add more case changing operations to the right click menu
- Content server: Redirect pre 2.x book URLs to new 3.x URLs via a JavaScript redirect
- Content server: Allow opening entries in the book list in a new tab via middle click/right click
- Add a tweak in Preferences->Tweaks to exclude some fields when using the Edit metadata->Copy/paste actions
- Linux: Allow using calibre-tray.png in the calibre resources folder to override the system tray icon

Bug fixes:
- Browser viewer: Fix goto next/previous section actions not working when the sections are in different individual HTML files
- Edit book/Book polishing: When compressing images and the compressed image is larger thant he original, use the original image
- PDF input: Fix conversion of multi-level PDF Outline causing duplicate entries in the Table of Contents
- Edit book: Fix incorrect EPUB 3 declarations being added to the OPF file when adding covers to an EPUB 2 book
- Edit book: Fix backspace key un-indenting instead of deleting even when text is selected if the cursor is at the start of the line
- Tag browser: Fix position not bing preserved when deleting books
- Edit Book: Use the cache directory rather than the temp directory to store working files. Hopefully prevents temp file cleaners from destroying books
- EPUB input: Handle books that erroneously set the mimetype for font files to text/plain
- AZW3 input: Do not fail to process files with invalid internal flow references
- When updating plugins, do not show the dialog asking which toolbar to put the plugin, even if the user has removed the plugin for all toolbars
- Content server: Fix using the Clear logs button preventing the server from restarting until calibre itself is restarted

Improved news sources:
- LA Times
- Popular Science
- Nikkei News


Calibre 3.14.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Content server: Allow viewing the book metadata while reading a book. In the viewer controls, tap Goto and then Metadata to see the metadata
- Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware
- Bulk metadata edit: Allow choosing the algorithm used for changing the case of titles
- Get books: The koobe.pl store plugin has now become the Swiat Ebookow store plugin
- Allow Copy/paste of book metadata from the main book list. Right click the Edit metadata button to access these actions
- Allow disabling the confirmation popup when opening the containing folder of many books at once

Bug fixes:
- Nook driver: Fix books sent via calibre not appearing under My Files on the Glowlight 3 Plus
- Get Books: Update Mills & Boon, publio, empik, legimi, woblink and beam-ebooks.de plugins for website changes
- Book polishing: Do not scan book for font usage when subsetting if no embedded fonts are available
- Content server: Open links in the comments section from the book details page in new windows
- Choose English as the User interface language when a locale related environment variable is set to the C locale
- Linux installer: A nicer error message if the user tries to run the installer on an ARM machine

New news sources:
- El Cohete a la luna by Darko Miletic

Improved news sources:
- Boston Globe
- The Times
- Economist


Calibre 3.13.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Driver for the new Bq Cervantes 4
- Edit book: Auto-generate links to existing stylesheets when adding a new HTML file.
- Add a button to easily clear server logs in Preferences->Sharing over the net->Show server logs.
- Catalog generation: Store the list of fields to be used in generating CSV/XML catalogs per library.
- Bulk metadata edit: Make the custom series controls similar to the builtin series ones, with the same set of features
- Edit book: Pre-select existing cover image (if any) in add cover dialog
- Make the Manage saved searches dialog a little easier for new users.
- Add a tweak to control behavior of Enter on the book list
- Content server: Fix random book button on book details page multiplying.
- Edit Book: Bulk file rename dialog: Remember last used prefix for renaming files

Bug fixes:
- Tag browser: Fix use of the tweak to control order of items in the Tag browser causing unexpected expansion of items after editing metadata.
- Content server: Improve rendering of tags/categories with long words on small screens.
- Fix first added saved search not appearing in Tag browser until calibre restart.
- When checking added books for duplicates, also check on the language field. So books with the same title/authors but different languages are not considered duplicates.
- Edit Book: Spell check should not fail if there are non-HTML files in the spine
- Conversion: Fix an error when using the embed_all_fonts option with certain books
- Save to disk: Dont error out if the user deletes all formats to be saved.
- Linux binary: Fix calibre not starting on systems where QT_QPA_PLATFORM is set to use wayland

New news sources:
- Various Russian news source by bugmen00t

Improved news sources:
- The Economist
- The Walrun Magazine
- China Daily
- Telepolis


Calibre 3.12.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Driver for the new Nook Glowlight 3
- Allow configuring the metadata fields displayed in the popup book details window. To configure, simply click the 'Configure' link at the bottom of the window.
- Wireless driver: Allow specifying extra file formats (unknown to calibre) to send

Bug fixes:
- Fix a regression that caused clicking the clear button in the main search bar to not unapply the current search until enter is pressed
- Linux: Fix a regression causing calibre to fail to start on systems with no DBUS session bus
- Browser viewer: Fix body font being forced to sans-serif, overriding in book and user stylesheet settings
- Fix sending email failing of the computer's FQDN is set to a single period

Improved news sources:
- New Yorker
- Geopolityka


Calibre 3.11.1 (64-bit)
- Change log not available for this version


Calibre 3.11.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Kindle driver: Add support for the new Kindle Oasis
- Browser viewer: Allow the user to specify a CSS style sheet to control the look and feel of the text
- Edit book spell check: In the list of suggestions show the original word in italics
- Edit Book: When adding a new HTML file, add it after the file being currently edited instead of at the end
- Column coloring: Add a contains rule type
- Book details panel: Allow saving the displayed cover to disk via the right click context menu

Bug fixes:
- Browser viewer: Fix font size and color scheme settings not being respected in the footnote popup
- DOCX Output: Fix comments/XML processing instructions in the middle of text causing text to be skipped.
- Book details panel: Fix metadata field titles not being top aligned
- Linux: Fix long startup delay on systems that do not have a desktop notification service running

Improved news sources:
- Financial Times
- computerworld.pl
- Tulsa World
- Science Daily
- El Mundo


Calibre 3.10.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Browser viewer: Show footnotes in a popup window. Similar to the popup footnote functionality in the calibre viewer
- Content server: Add an option to control the timeout for making AJAX queries to the server

Bug fixes:
- Fix regression that broke Preferences->Conversion->Common options in version 3.9
- Server: Fix adding expressions to the search always using AND instead of respecting the setting to use OR or AND
- Browser viewer: Fix a regression that caused loading more than one book in the same session or using the back/forward browser buttons to require refreshing the browser
- Jobs list: Fix killing of job killing the wrong job if other jobs are completed while waiting for kill confirmation
- DOCX Output: Fix preserve cover aspect ratio option still distorting the aspect ratio slightly

Improved news sources:
- Lomza
- Go Comics
- Various Polish news sources


Calibre 3.9.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Remove the Connect to iTunes function since Apple has removed that functionality from iTunes: Now you have to use one of the wireless connection methods to connect to an iPad/iPhone
- Kobo driver: Support for new firmware
- Allow changing the icons in yes/no columns via column icon rules
- Quickview panel: Add a context menu with a "View" action to the book table
- Make the elapsed time display in the jobs dialog more human friendly

Bug fixes:
- EPUB Input: Fix styles in existing titlepage not being flattened when the titlepage is preserved during conversion
- Fix conversion of grayscale JPEG-XR images not working
- Update the douban metadata download plugin to match changes to the website
- DOCX Output: Fix the preserve cover aspect ratio option not visible

Improved news sources:
- Respekt Magazine
- Associated Press
- Heraldo de Aragon
- El Correo
- El Periodico de Aragon
- A List Apart


Calibre 3.8.0 (64-bit)

New features
- Bulk metadata edit dialog: Add an action to set metadata from e-book files
- Server: Add an option to control the number of books displayed per page in the browser (Preferences->Sharing over the net->Advanced)
- DOCX Output: Add an option to preserve the cover aspect ratio in the output document
- Book details panel: An option to control the layout of the panel in 'Narrow' mode (Preferences->Look & feel->Book details)
- If the --start-in-tray option is specified, create a tray icon even if the configuration option to enable tray icons is off

Bug fixes
- Possible fix for issue with pinning calibre to taskbar on windows. Note that as an unfortunate side-effect, you will have to unpin and re-pin calibre to the taskbar after updating
- DOCX Output: Fix text immediately after a hidden tag not being included
- Fix a regression that broke fetching of metadata from Douban
- Cover grid: Fix Shift+arrow keys to manipulate selection not working
- Editor snippets: Dont lose the last selected word when the user triggers a non-existent snippet
- Book details popup window: Show the cover size in the bottom right corner if the option to show cover size in the Book details panel is set
- Linux: Fix regression that broke using calibre on some older VNC servers
- Browser viewer: Do not fail if the book contains javascript that has errors
- Linux: Fix file open dialog on older KDE desktops not working correctly
- Update Ozon.ru metadata plugin for website changes
- LIT Input: Fix a buffer overflow caused by malformed LIT files
- Conversion: Expand -epub-writing-mode to -webkit-writing-mode and writing-mode properties for maximum compatibility
- Linux: Fix SONY PRS-650 not being detected


Calibre 3.7.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Allow searching for books in a virtual library using a new 'vl:' prefix
- Server: Show file sizes in the tooltips for the download buttons.
- Server: Reduce the grid view minimum cover thumbnail size from 150px to 105px
- Narrow layout: Fix wasted space to the left of the comments in the Book details panel

Bug fixes:
- Server: Fix downloading files via the list of formats not working when launching calibre from the home screen on iOS
- Browser viewer: Fix controls help overlay not being displayed the first time the viewer is used
- MOBI Output: Fix a regression causing a crash for some input documents that specify text-transform or font-variant CSS properties
- DOCX Input: Fix framed lists being rendered with the frame inside the bullets instead of outside it
- Fix a regression that could cause conversion to crash when using the first-letter CSS pseudo selector and outputting to MOBI or DOCX
- Conversion: Fix remove first image option not working for comic input with the disable comic processing option
- Server: Fix tooltip not working in the cover grid view
- Workaround for Qt bug that prevented using the shift and ctrl keys with the touchscreen
- Fix libraries being sorted alphabetically by full path rather than just library name
- Server: Allow hyphens in user names
- calibredb.exe: Fix misleading error message when connecting to a server with incorrect username or password

New news sources:
- Paris Review and Public Domain Review by fenuks by fenuks
- IDPixel and The Insider by bugmen00t
- Improved news sources:
- Asian review of Books
- Financial Times
- National Post
- Go Comics


Calibre 3.6.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Copy to library: Add an action to show a dialog that allows for easy selection of libraries for copy/move. Useful when there are a large number of libraries to choose from.
- Server: Allow deleting a downloaded book from the "Browse all downloaded books" screen

Bug fixes:
- Hopefully fix an issue with the book list jumping around when using the mouse on some computers
- E-book viewer: Change the default fonts on windows to the Liberation font family. This matches the other platforms and avoids rendering issues with Times New Roman.
- DOCX Output: Convert images placed by themselves inside block tags as block images rather than inline images.
- Fix a typo that broke the download of a few news sources
- ebook-viewer.exe: Fix --continue-reading not working
- Fix non XML safe characters in feed descriptions causing news download to fail.
- Browser viewer: Fix books that contain broken links with unicode characters in their paths not working.
- Quickview: Fix regression in previous release that broke the 'Lock quickview' control

New news sources:
- Various Sardinian news by tzium

Improved news sources:
- Navy Times


Calibre 3.5.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Server: Add a new 'custom' mode for the book list, where you can specify exactly what metadata fields are displayed, via a template (see Preferences->Sharing over the net->Book list template)
- Speed up HTML parsing by an order of magnitude, by switching from html5lib to html5-parser
- Add support for touch screens to the main calibre book list. You can now flick to scroll, tap to select and double-tap to view books
- Server: Add an option to ban IP addresses if there are too many failed login attempts
- calibre-debug: Change the --explode-book action to only create the exploded directory and not rebuild the file. Add a new --implode-book action to rebuild the file, separately.
- Book details panel: Add Manage authors/series/tags/etc. to the menu when right clicking on the item
- Kobo driver: Update for new firmware

Bug fixes:
- PDF Output: Fix a regression in 2.82 that caused conversion of comics to PDF files to have successive images become smaller and smaller in some circumstances
- PDF Output: Fix a regression in 2.83 that caused occasional blank pages at the end of chapters when using headers/footers
- Get books: Update store plugins for ebook.nl and the various amazon websites
- Edit book: Hide editor toolbars if they are empty
- Server: Fix failed login attempts using digest auth not being logged to the main log
- Quickview: for non-text fields, sort on native values instead of text
- Fix hidden search bar state not being restored on calibre restart
- Fix option to not save cover separately when using Save to disk not working
- Server: Fix an error on browsers that do not support blob storage in IndexedDB
- Comic input: Fix a bug in the normalize image filter that caused a crash when converting comics that contain a page with only a single color
- Edit Book: Handle non-normalized unicode characters in file names better

Improved news sources:
- Mediapart
- New Yorker
- Boston Globe
- Private Eye


Calibre 3.4.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Edit book: Allow exporting all selected files to the computer from the 'File browser' by right clicking and choosing 'Export selected files'
- Server: When returning to the search page, remember the last used state of the Tag browser
- Template language: Allow the in_list() functions to return different values depending on what is found
- Add a configurable shortcut to move the focus from Quickview to the book list

Bug fixes:
- Conversion: When inserting the publication year in the metadata jacket, do so in the local time zone, so it matches what is displayed in the main calibre program.
- Server OPDS feeds: Fix incorrect counts in letter categories when there are lowercase names.
- Edit book: Fix 'Show details' button not visible when doing 'Replace all' rather than 'Count all'
- Nook driver: Remove the % character from filenames sent to the Nook.
- Fix calibre startup crash caused by Quickview when the applied virtual library is empty (has no books)

Improved news sources:
- FOX News
- Private Eye


Calibre 3.3.1 (64-bit)

New features:
- Edit book: Allow exporting all selected files to the computer from the 'File browser' by right clicking and choosing 'Export selected files'
- Server: When returning to the search page, remember the last used state of the Tag browser
- Template language: Allow the in_list() functions to return different values depending on what is found
- Add a configurable shortcut to move the focus from Quickview to the book list

Bug fixes:
- Conversion: When inserting the publication year in the metadata jacket, do so in the local time zone, so it matches what is displayed in the main calibre program.
- Server OPDS feeds: Fix incorrect counts in letter categories when there are lowercase names.
- Edit book: Fix 'Show details' button not visible when doing 'Replace all' rather than 'Count all'
- Nook driver: Remove the % character from filenames sent to the Nook.
- Fix calibre startup crash caused by Quickview when the applied virtual library is empty (has no books).

Improved news sources:
- FOX News
- Private Eye


Calibre 3.3.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Quickview panel: Allow opening and closing the panel via the Layout button in the bottom right corner
- Book details panel: Allow right clicking on author names to search for books by the author on Amazon
- Edit book: When doing a Replace/Count all with multiple searches add a 'Show details' button on the result dialog that shows the individual counts for each search
- Comments editor: Add a button to easily insert separators (i.e. tags) when editing comments

Bug fixes:
- Browser viewer: Fix back/forward buttons not working correctly when clicking on links that lead to different internal files in the book
- Server: Fix using 'Show more books' button and then changing list mode setting causing resulting book list to be incomplete
- Server: Fix changing sort/search in the /mobile view only working with the default library
- DOCX Input: Fix alt and title attributes for some images not being preserved
- Amazon metadata download: Change the default source from Bing to Google as the Bing cache seems to be having trouble at the moment
- ISBNDB metadata download: Ignore SSL errors when contacting isbndb.com as they seem to have no intention of fixing their broken SSL certificate
- Conversion: Fix heuristics processing incorrectly removing some tags
- Handle non-ASCII binary strings in the author_name_prefix/suffix tweaks

Improved news sources:
- Politico
- The Times
- The Sunday Times Magazine


Calibre 3.2.1 (64-bit)
- Fix for an issue that broke mouse wheel scrolling in the cover grid view


Calibre 3.2.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Server: Allow logged in users to change their passwords by clicking the user icon in the top right corner of the home screen
- macOS: Add headless support: calibre command-line utilities can now run on macOS machines without a screen

Bug fixes:
- Viewer: Fix incorrect display of pages in paged mode for books that override the box-sizing CSS property on the element
- Server: Fix timeout errors when using SSL (particularly common when running the server on windows)
- Blacklist the iOS Reader applications and Marvin XD plugins as they were preventing calibre from starting up and they have not worked in a long time anyway, since Apple restricted USB access to their iOS devices
- Fix for in-program restart not working on some Windows 10 Home machines
- EPUB3 metadata: Fix handling of elements with multiple roles
- Server: Disallow client initiated SSL renegotiation

Improved recipes:
- The Australian
- Wired Daily

New recipes:
- Kitekinto


Calibre 3.1.1 (64-bit)
- Version 3.1.1 fixes a regression in 3.1.0 that prevented the standalone calibre-server.exe from working on Windows


Calibre 3.0.0 (64-bit)

New Features:
- A completely re-written Content server with support for reading books in-browser on your phone/tablet. Also works in offline mode.
- Support for high resolution (Retina screens)
- A new splash screen to celebrate the release of calibre 3
- Minor tweaking of the main user interface to emphasize the core features

Bug Fixes:
- Kobo driver: Fix for detection of some devices, with SD card not working on macOS
- Tag browser: Fix preservation of state when recounting and the visible categories have changed
- CHM Input: Handle CHM files that have missing or empty root files.
- Fix Page flips options box in viewer preferences bot being laid out properly
- Fix initial down arrow in search box jumping two places
- Fix editing the authors via the book list not respecting the tweak to control author name splitting
- E-book viewer: Fix external links not working in the footnote popup panel
- Fix a regression that broke command line completion in bash

New news sources:
- RussiaFeed by Darko Miletic

Improved news sources:
- Economist
- New York Times
- Private Eye
- The Hindu
- Harper's Magazine
- Lifehacker
- The Daily Mai


Calibre 2.85.1 (64-bit)

New Features:
- Book details panel: Allow right click to search the internet for the current book
- Book details panel: Allow right clicking on an author name to search the internet for works by that author
- Book details panel: Clicking an author name now searches Goodreads by default instead of Wikipedia. Can be changed in Preferences->Look & feel->Book details
- Kobo driver: Add support for the Kobo Auro H2O Edition 2

Bug Fixes:
- PDF Output: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke conversion to PDF for some files
- DOCX Output: Fix lengths specified in percentage of page size not being converted correctly
- DOCX Output: Fix some hyperlinks not working in word because the bookmark name is longer than forty characters
- DOCX Output: Prevent images from being larger than the page size
- Comic Input: Fix the number of colors control not allowing values less than 8
- Kobo driver: Fix main memory and Card A being swapped on some systems
- Kobo driver: Fix the ignore collections option being accidentally case-insensitive
- Preferences->Toolbars: Show an error message when the user tries to remove either the Preferences or Location Manager buttons instead of just silently adding them back


Calibre 2.85.0 (64-bit)

New Features:
- Book details panel: Allow right click to search the internet for the current book
- Book details panel: Allow right clicking on an author name to search the internet for works by that author
- Book details panel: Clicking an author name now searches Goodreads by default instead of Wikipedia. Can be changed in Preferences->Look & feel->Book details
- Kobo driver: Add support for the Kobo Auro H2O Edition 2

Bug Fixes:
- PDF Output: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke conversion to PDF for some files
- DOCX Output: Fix lengths specified in percentage of page size not being converted correctly
- DOCX Output: Fix some hyperlinks not working in word because the bookmark name is longer than forty characters
- DOCX Output: Prevent images from being larger than the page size
- Comic Input: Fix the number of colors control not allowing values less than 8
- Kobo driver: Fix main memory and Card A being swapped on some systems
- Kobo driver: Fix the ignore collections option being accidentally case-insensitive
- Preferences->Toolbars: Show an error message when the user tries to remove either the Preferences or Location Manager buttons instead of just silently adding them back

New news sources:
- Balkanist by Darko Miletic

Improved news sources:
- Private Eye


Calibre 2.84.0 (64-bit)

New Features:
- Kindle driver: Also delete book thumbnails from the system directory when deleting books
- Conversion: Use the same regular expression engine as is used by the Edit Book tool. The new engine has much better support for Unicode characters/character classes.
- Edit Book: Add keyboard shortcuts to jump to opening and closing tags (Ctrl+{ and Ctrl+})
- Add API to pre-process image data in recipes easily
- fetch-ebook-metadata: add option to use only a single metadata plugin

Bug Fixes:
- E-book viewer: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke printing from inside the viewer
- DOCX Output: When the input document contains paragraphs inside a block with a background color preserve the background color in the resulting paragraphs in the DOCX document
- DOCX Output: Fix links to empty inline tags not working
- DOCX Input: Fix links that point to anchors placed in empty paragraphs not working
- PDF Output: Do not crash when unable to find page for link destination, instead use previous page
- Edit Book: Fix sorting by language in Report->Words not working
- Edit Book: Fix drag and drop of multiple items in the File Browser causing item order to be reversed
- Get Books: Update Baen store plugin for website changes
- Linux: When adding books from directories ignore files that have undecodable names
- AZW3: Preserve the primary-writing-mode EXTH header field when round-tripping AZW3 files. Should fix editing/conversion of RTL AZW3 files causing page turning to become left-to-right on the Kindle
- AZW3 Output: Set the primary-writing-mode EXTH header when the input document has page-progression-direction set to RTL as this is apparently required on newer Kindle firmware for right-to-left page turning
- Fix a misbehaving wireless device connection can cause calibre to hang when opening the Connect/Share menu

New news sources:
- First Things by John Hutson

Improved news sources:
- Private Eye
- Die Zeit
- NYTimes Tech Beat


Calibre 2.83.0 (64-bit)

New Features:
- PDF Output: Default to generating PDFs with a page size of letter instead of taking the page size from the output profile.
- This avoids user confusion/bug reports about PDF Output having "too large fonts". There is a new option "Use profile size" to have the conversion use the output profile page size instead.
- PDF/DOCX Output: Add separate, pdf/docx specific, page margin settings that override the common settings
- Useful because page margin settings for page oriented formats, such as PDF and DOCX are usually different than those for reflowable formats such as EPUB
- Table of Contents tool: Add an undo button
- Metadata jacket: Show custom rating columns using stars
- Metadata jacket: Change formatting of series to match that used by the book details panel. Also allow access to the raw series name and number when customizing the jacket template.
- calibredb check_library: Vacuum database when running the check
- Check Book: Add a check for empty identifier elements

Bug Fixes:
- Edit book/Book polishing: When adding a cover to an EPUB 3.0 file set the svg property if a SVG cover wrapper is used
- Refresh the book list when a User Category is added/edited
- EPUB metadata: Fix deleting ISBN from EPUB file could result in an EPUB file without a package identifier if the ISBN was used as the package identifier
- Amazon metadata download: Fix title and author names being bold in the downloaded comments when using bing to get amazon metadata
- PDF Output: Fix a regression that broke PDF Output for documents containing mathematics
- E-book viewer: Fix a regression that broke the "Clear recently read books" action in the viewer

New news sources:
- Jacobin magazine by Darko Miletic

Improved news sources:
- Go Comics
- Die Zeit (subscription)
- Pagina12
- New York Magazine


Calibre 2.82.0 (64-bit)

New Features:
- Edit Book: Saved Searches: Add keyboard shortcut (Alt+Up/Down Arrow) to move selected searches

Bug Fixes:
- Fix a typo in the previous release that caused dynamically updated metadata source plugins to stop working.
- Catalog generation: Ignore tags with commas in them when generating genres
- News download: Do not use Microsoft user agents as more and more websites are serving JPEG XR images to these browsers
- Amazon metadata download: Fix spurious results when searching for books that are not present on amazon using a search engine.
- Get Books: Fix free samples being detected as independent books when searching OPDS based stores such as Feedbooks.
- Edit Book: Saved Searches: Preserve selection when using arrows to move multiple items
- Fix template formatter functions not being reloaded after a check library operation
- Fix an error during shutdown caused by some library closed plugins

New news sources:
- The Morning Paper by Darko Miletic

Improved news sources:
- The Economist
- Telegraph UK


Calibre 2.81 (64-bit)

New Features:
- Amazon metadata download: Allow downloading amazon metadata from multiple sources. You can now configure the Amazon plugin via Preferences->Metadata download to use either the amazon servers, or various search engine caches to get the metadata. Should help with the recent CAPTCHA problems when downloading metadata from amazon
- Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware
- Edit Book: Spell Check dialog: Always add the original word as one of the spelling corrections, so that small edits to the word can be made easily.
- Edit Book: Saved searched Dialog: Allow re-arranging the saved searches using drag and drop.
- Implement auto update of builtin metadata download plugins, just as for recipes and Get Books plugins. Needed as the websites they get data from often change.
- Edit Book: When inserting full screen images, use the actual image dimensions in the generated SVG code, when available
- Linux installer: Check that the umask is suitable before running the installer. Should fix breakage on systems where users have changed the user umask but neglected to also alter it for sudo
- Bulk metadata edit: Remove the control to delete specific formats as it is redundant. This functionality is already present by right clicking the Remove books button

Bug Fixes:
- TXT Input: When detecting the encoding of txt files only use the first four kilobytes of text. Fixes excessively slow conversion of very large text files.
- Get Books: Fix price not being displayed for books from Amazon dues to website changes
- GetBooks: Update Google Books plugin for website changes
- E-book viewer: Fix slow startup when recently opened files are on a slow/malfunctioning networked filesystem.
- Google metadata download: Fix metadata not being found when the title of the book includes a sub-title
- Improve downloading of covers from the google books metadata source
- News download: Fix a bug that could cause a crash when downloading an SVG image.
- Edit book: Fix a regression that caused pasting copied text from programs that generate both HTML and plain text when copying to paste the HTML in preference to the plain text

Improved news sources:
- tyzden
- The Economist
- Kansas City Star
- NYTimes
- The Spectator


Calibre 2.80 (64-bit)

New Features:
- Add support for sideloading of KFX files created with the third-party KFX calibre plugin
- Edit book: Allow drag and drop of image files, stylesheets and html files into the editor to insert the appropriate

and tags and add the files to the book automatically.
- Kobo driver: Add support for updated firmware
- Edit Book: Spell Check: If there are no suggestions fill the suggested word box with the original word
- Viewer: add a shortcut (Ctrl+F11) to show/hide toolbars

Bug Fixes:
- PDF Output: Fix courier font not being rendered when converting on windows
- E-mail delivery: Add a Message-ID header when sending emails. Reduces probability of mails sent from calibre being marked as spam
- Save to disk: Fix path shortening being applied to entire save template even when saving to singe directory
- Get Books: Update the Virualo and Publi store plugins for website changes
- Viewer: Fix regression that caused slow opening of some books with missing font/css/image files
- Viewer: Pressing Ctrl+F in fullscreen mode should show the controls
- Edit book: Do not allow creating multiple new files whose names differ only by case
- Viewer: Use heuristics to try to detect comics encoded as fixed layout EPUBs to ensure they are displayed as intended

New news sources:
- Various new and improved Belgian news sources by erkfuizfeuadjfjzefzfuzeff

Improved news sources:
- The Atlantic
- The Financial Times


Calibre 2.79.1 (64-bit)

New Features:
- Windows: Make recently opened books show up in the jump lists for the standalone viewer and editor programs
- OS X/Linux: Show an informational popup message when an Android device is plugged in that needs the user to tap Allow for the connection to work
- Conversion: Log options that are different from the defaults separately, for easy reference

Bug Fixes:
- 2.79.1 fixes a regression in 2.79.0 that broke the file open dialogs on windows vista
- Conversion: Fix regression that broke conversion of some epub files when using the 'Remove first image' option

Improved news sources:
- Strange Horizons
- Wall Street Journal
- Bangkok Post
- The Atlantic
- NYTimes
- LA Times
- New Yorker
- The Straits Times


Calibre 2.79.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Windows: Make recently opened books show up in the jump lists for the standalone viewer and editor programs
- Conversion: Log options that are different from the defaults separately, for easy reference

Bug fixes:
- Conversion: Fix regression that broke conversion of some epub files when using the 'Remove first image' option
- Get Books: Update Kobo plugin for website changes
- Windows MTP driver: Fix error when enumerating device storage not being reported during debug device detection
- Tag Browser: When dragging and dropping a book onto a series increment the series number
- Fix crash when generating covers with Qt 5.8 on linux
- Fix Get Books result list and jobs list not being populated on Qt 5.8
- Fix importing rules in the coloring/icon rules dialog not enabling the apply button

Improved news sources:
- Strange Horizons
- Wall Street Journal
- Bangkok Post
- The Atlantic
- NYTimes
- LA Times
- New Yorker
- The Straits Times


Calibre 2.78.0 (64-bit)

New Features:
- View button: Add an action to the right click menu that always opens the book with the calibre viewer, regardless of the preferences
- Kobo driver: Update to support the newest firmware from Kobo
- E-book viewer: Allow opening a specific item from the Table of Contents via the --open-at command line parameter
- Amazon metadata download: Add support for downloading from amazon.ca

Bug Fixes:
- Edit Book: Do not condense CSS rules when saving AZW3 files regardless of the value of Preferences->Common Options->Look & Feel->Expand CSS
- EPUB Output: Fix a duplicate id created in rare circumstances when splitting on page breaks
- DOCX Input: Fix error when converting documents that have images pointing to web resources
- E-book viewer: Fix a regression that caused an increase in load times when loading the individual HTML files inside an EPUB book
- Fix setting a similar books search to use the formats field in Preferences->Searching resulting in an error
- Kobo driver: Fix incorrect cover size being uploaded to the Glo HD
- E-book viewer: Fix 'View Image' right click menu action not available for svg files included via

tags
- HTML Input: Remove the # character from input filenames, for maximum compatibility
- Edit Book: Fix spell check treating the unicode hyphen (U+2010) differently from the normal hyphen (U+002d)

New news sources:
- The Sunday Times Magazine by Bobby Steel
- Improved news sources:
- FOX News
- Oriental Daily
- AM730
- The Times
- NYTimes
- Mediapart
- Echo Online
- kath.net
- GoComics
- The Hindu


Calibre 2.77.0 (64-bit)

New Features:
- View button: Add an action to the right click menu that always opens the book with the calibre viewer, regardless of the preferences
- Kobo driver: Update to support the newest firmware from Kobo
- E-book viewer: Allow opening a specific item from the Table of Contents via the --open-at command line parameter
- Amazon metadata download: Add support for downloading from amazon.ca

Bug Fixes:
- Edit Book: Do not condense CSS rules when saving AZW3 files regardless of the value of Preferences->Common Options->Look & Feel->Expand CSS
- EPUB Output: Fix a duplicate id created in rare circumstances when splitting on page breaks
- DOCX Input: Fix error when converting documents that have images pointing to web resources
- E-book viewer: Fix a regression that caused an increase in load times when loading the individual HTML files inside an EPUB book
- Fix setting a similar books search to use the formats field in Preferences->Searching resulting in an error
- Kobo driver: Fix incorrect cover size being uploaded to the Glo HD
- E-book viewer: Fix 'View Image' right click menu action not available for svg files included via tags
- HTML Input: Remove the # character from input filenames, for maximum compatibility
- Edit Book: Fix spell check treating the unicode hyphen (U+2010) differently from the normal hyphen (U+002d)

New news sources:
- The Sunday Times Magazine by Bobby Steel

Improved news sources:
- FOX News
- Oriental Daily
- AM730
- The Times
- NYTimes
- Mediapart
- Echo Online
- kath.net
- GoComics
- The Hindu


Calibre 2.77.0 (64-bit)

Bug Fixes:
- Conversion: Fix changing the cover image not updating references to the old cover image inside SVG wrappers.
- E-book viewer: Fix a regression that caused clicking links in the footnote popup window to stop working
- Edit Book: Fix importing DOCX file as new book not setting the version attribute in the OPF
- Kindle driver: Fix some newer KFX books not being recognized on e-ink kindles, because of a change in how metadata is stored in the KFX format
- DOCX Output: Fix missing tag causing conversion to fail.
- Edit Book: Fix group references causing errors when used in replace string in the normal mode search and replace
- Edit Book: Fix Check Book reporting a spurious mime/type mismatch error after replacing a file with a file having a different mime type.
- Amazon metadata download: Fix detection of series not working for some books due to changes in the amazon website
- Fix Nook HD+ not being detected on windows
- Edit Book: Ensure keyboard focus stays with Files Browser when renaming files.

Improved news sources:
- kath.net
- publico.pt
- Telepolis
- The Times
- Helsingin Sanomat


Calibre 2.76.0 (64-bit)

Bug Fixes:
- E-book viewer: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke the viewer on systems where the temporary directory is a symlink (common on OSX).
- EPUB Input: Fix EPUB2 files that specify a cover image via a tag but not in the not getting a cover when converted to PDF
- PDF Output: Fix conversion failure when input document contains first page with no renderable content.
- Editor: Fix incorrect handling of some regular expressions in the Search tool.
- Fix a crash when running with assertions turned on in Qt.
- Edit Book: Reports tool: Fix an error when right clicking on items in the Links view.

Improved news sources:
- Clarin
- La Prensa
- Telam
- iProfesional
- Buenos Aires Economico


Calibre 2.75.0 (64-bit)

New:
Happy Holidays everyone!
- Add support for new Kobo firmware version 4.2
- Allow using amazon_in, amazon_au, amazon_com identifiers in the Book details panel

Bug fixes:
- Kobo driver: Fix incorrectly sized covers being sent to some Kobo devices
- E-book viewer: Prevent javascript in the book from accessing files on the computer using XMLHttpRequest
- Edit Book: Fix the 'Search ignoring markup tool' not ignoring comments/processing instructions, etc.
- CSS Transforms: Fix 'is'/'is not' rules not matching currentColor
- E-book viewer: Make the swipe up gesture move to next section instead of previous section
- Edit Book: Allow the Spell Check dialog and the search panel to be made much narrower than before
- Edit Book: Fix customize template window not freely resizable on windows
- Edit Book: Fix newlines not being matched by the 'Search ignoring markup' tool
- EPUB Input: Fix incorrect handling of html files that are in a folder above the OPF file


Calibre 2.74.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Amazon metadata download: Allow downloading from amazon.cn as well. To use go to Preferences->Metadata download and customize the amazon plugin to download from amazon.cn
- Edit Book: Allow disabling the 'Files already arranged into folders' message popup

Bug fixes:
- Edit Book: Fix selected text not being fully highlighted when using the solarized color schemes.
- calibredb: Fix CSV output for the check_library command not being properly escaped
- Fix subsetting of fonts whose names start with 'and' not working
- Fix a regression in 2.72 that broke the --start-in-tray command line option.
- Fix third party plugins that create dynamic context menus not working in linux
- DOCX Input: Fix images wider than 50% of the page width being incorrectly right aligned even when anchored to the center of the page.
- Catalog generation: Ensure all citation keys in BiBTeX catalogs have only ascii characters.
- Get Books: Update ebookpoint and legimi plugins for website changes
- EPUB3 metadata: Ensure updating metadata never produces empty dc:contributor elements.
- DOCX Output: Fix an error when converting tables with spanning cells.
- Nicer error message if the user tries to import data while the content server is running

Improved news sources:
- Frontline
- Korea Herald
- Pagina 12
- Edge Conversations
- Kitsapun
- Mobile Nations
- NME
- Security Watch
- Sign on SD
- Star Advertiser
- tyzden


Calibre 2.73.0 (64-bit)

New features:
- Add a preference in Preferences->Look & Feel to hide the row numbers in the main book list
- Allow Export/Import of column coloring and icon rules
- Edit Book: Allow bulk changing of file extension for selected files by right clicking ont he selected files in the file browser
- Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for nav documents that contain no ToC in EPUB 3 books
- Edit Book: Check Book: Add a test to check if the embedded fonts in the book have their embedding permissions enabled

Bug fixes:
- Pressing the up arrow in an date edit with undefined value should jump to the current date rather than Feb 101
- EPUB Input: When an invalid nav based ToC is used in an EPUB 3.0 document that also has a fallback NCX ToC, use the fallback ToC
- Fix a regression that broke the icon theme creation tool in the previous release
- Fix insert character dialog not reflowing characters on resize. Also only allow the search bar in the dialog to get input focus

Improved news sources:
- Dilbert
- The Hindu


Calibre 2.72.0 (64-bit)

New Features:
- Font embedding: Implement automatic embedding for fonts with non-normal stretch and weight values such as Condensed/Light/Extra Bold fonts
- Allow aborting an in-progress Copy-to-library action
- Edit Book: When adding a font file via File->New automatically generate the appropriate @font-face rule and copy it to the clipboard so that it can be easily inserted into the appropriate CSS files
- Edit Book: Check Book: Add a warning for links with the : character in them on windows
- Conversion: When converting markdown documents recognize basic metadata in the markdown document formatted as per the markdown metadata extension
- Edit Book: Spell Check dialog: Various small usability enhancements -- preserve position in word list on refresh, ensure that new current word is highlighted after changing a word, etc.
- Edit Book: Flash the taskbar icon after beautify all files completes

Bug Fixes:
- Fix creating an empty library with the same structure as current library not creating custom columns on the first restart after creating the new custom columns
- Edit Book: Dont fail to rename files on windows if there is a link containing the colon character
- PDF Output: Dont fail if one of the embedded fonts has no names
- Edit Book: When downloading external resources, ensure the generated filenames are valid
- Fix calibre not opening full-screen in windows tablet mode
- Edit Book: Fix check external links tool not detecting changes that have not yet been saved
- Generate covers: Fix & in the series causing incorrect formatting of series number
- Edit Book: Fix a regression in the last release that broke the Arrange into folders tool when arranging into sub-folders of a folder that does not exist

Improved news sources:
- Mediapart


Calibre 2.69.0 (64-bit)

New Features:
- Kobo driver: Support for firmware version 4.1 and Overdrive books on the device
- Edit Book: Highlight class names inside HTML tags
- Bulk metadata edit dialog: Allow search & replace to work for ratings columns as well.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix downloading of metadata from ozon.ru, which broke due to website changes
- Kobo driver: Fix delete of empty collections
- Kobo driver: Fix book previews being sometimes detected as actual books
- Cover Browser: Fix setting an empty template for the title causes an error
- Edit Book: On windows do not trigger shortcuts when using the right Alt (AltGr) key. This allows it to be used for entering special characters instead.
- Edit Book: Auto-add file extension when using the Save a Copy dialog if it is missing.
- Linux: Fix calibre not launching when used with some old VNC server implementations
- Windows: Run library restore in a separate process as on some windows machines, running it in the main process causes something in the system to lock the db file.
- Fix some news downloads in east asian languages not working because the truncation of article descriptions could cause invalid UTF-16 bytes in the string
- Fix incorrect timezone when editing custom date columns directly in the book list

New news sources:
- Various Danish news sources by Allan Simonsen

Improved news sources:
- New York Times
- Independent
- El tribuno de Salta


Calibre 2.68.0 (64-bit)

New Features:
- Add a tweak to Preferences->Tweaks to control the list of servers calibre considers public email servers

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