Software update: Caliber 1.6

Last week there was no new release for the first time in a long time due to the absence of developer Kovid Goyal, but this Friday it just hit again. Caliber is an open source and cross platform ebook management program. Among other things, it can look up all relevant information and cover images and convert ebooks to make them suitable for the various types of e-readers. It can also convert newspapers, magazines and news articles based on RSS feeds into e-book format, and books can be purchased from well-known web stores. In version 1.6, the following changes and improvements have been made:

New Features

  • Temporary marking of books in the library
    This allows you to select books from your caliber library manually and mark them. This ‘mark’ will remain until you restart caliber, or clear the marks. You can easily work with only the marked subset of books by right clicking the Mark Books button. To use this feature, go to Preferences->Toolbars and add the ‘Mark Books’ tool to the main toolbar.
  • Get Books: Add Wolne Lektury and Amazon (Canada) ebook stores
  • DOCX Input: Handle hyperlinks in footnotes and endnotes. Close tickets: 1232790
  • Driver for Suntech reader. Close tickets: 1231590
  • Allow using both uri: and url: identifiers to create two different arbitrary links instead of just one in the Book details panel.
  • E-book viewer: Make all keyboard shortcuts configurable. Close tickets: 1232019
  • Conversion: Add an option to not condense CSS rules for margin, padding, border, etc. Option is under the Look & Feel section of the conversion dialog. Close tickets: 1233220
  • calibredb: Allow setting of title sort field. Close tickets: 1233711
  • ebook-meta: Add an –identifier option to set identifiers.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a locking error when composite columns containing formats are used and formats are added/deleted. Close tickets: 1233330
  • EPUB Output: Do not strip tags with type application/svg+xml in addition to those that use image/svg+xml. Close tickets: 1236845
  • Cover grid: Fix selecting all books with Ctrl+A causing subsequent deselects to not fully work. Close tickets: 1236348
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix long titles causing error when converting on windows. Close tickets: 1235815
  • Content server: Fix OPDS category links to composite columns.
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression that broke import/export of bookmarks. Close tickets: 1231980
  • E-book viewer: Use the default font size setting for the dictionary view as well. Close tickets: 1232025
  • DOCX Input: Avoid using the value attribute for simple numbered lists, to silence the asinine epubcheck.
  • HTML Input: Images linked by the poster attribute of the
  • DOCX Input: Fix error when converting docx files that have numbering defined with no associated character style. Close tickets: 1232100
  • EPUB Metadata: Implementing updating identifiers other than isbn in the epub file from caliber when polishing or exporting the epub.
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix parsing of some dates on Close tickets: 1238125
  • New news sources

    • Various Uruguayan news sources by Carlos Alves

    Improved news sources

    • National Geographic Magazine
    • New York Review of Books
    • Focus (PL)
    • Carta Capital
    • AM 730
    • Ming Pao (HK)
    • Neu Osnabrucker Zeitung

    Version number 1.6
    Release status Final
    Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows 8
    Website Caliber Team
    File sizes

    50.30MB – 80.70MB

    License type GPL