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Version 5.10 of Caliber has been released. This open source ebook manager is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. 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. Furthermore, the program can convert newspapers, magazines and news articles based on RSS feeds into e-book format. Books can also be purchased with Caliber at the well-known web stores. Version 5.0 has included a switch to Python 3, various improvements have been made to the e-book viewer and there is now also a dark mode for the e-book viewer and content server. The following changes and improvements have also been made in this release:

New features

  • Bulk metadata edit: Add a new control to compress the cover image files for all selected books. Close tickets: 1911888.
  • Add support for the CB7 comic file file format. Close tickets: 1912212.
  • E-book viewer: Allow adding a button to the selection bar that copies thecurrently selected text along with a caliber:// URL to show the text in the book. Close tickets: 1912070.
  • Conversion: Insert metadata: Allow showing identifiers such as ISBN in the jacket page template.
  • Conversion: Insert metadata: Allow hiding entries in the jacket template when they are not present in the metadata.
  • caliber-server –manage-users: Add a scriptable interface: caliber-server –manage-users — help. Close tickets: 1912337.
  • E-book viewer: Add keyboard shortcuts to copy the current location to the clipboard. Close tickets: 1912070.
  • E-book viewer: Highlight all currently visible Table of Contents entries, not just the first. Close tickets: 1912003.
  • Add a new tweak under Preferences->Tweaks->Author sort name algorithm to optionally recognizecommon surname prefixes such as von, van, de, etc. when generating sort names.

Bug fixes

  • E-book viewer: Move read aloud pop-up bar to the bottom of the screen in flow mode. Close tickets: 1911470.
  • E-book viewer: Fix scrolling with two fingers on touch pad on macOS not smooth. Close tickets: 1911218.
  • PDF Output: When converting fixed layout input documents fix anchors inserted for navigation sometimes being rendered as blue boxes. Close tickets: 1911466.
  • Edit book: Remove unused CSS: Fix selectors that don’t match from CSS rules containing multiple selectors not being removed. Close tickets: 1904350.
  • Bulk metadata download: Fix series number not being changes if the series is the same as the existing series.
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression that caused non-HTML descriptions to not be displayed in the metadata page.
  • E-book viewer: Fix clock being displayed in 24 hr format on some systems even though system locale is set to use 12 hr format.
  • Bulk metadata edit: Fix regression that inverted the meaning of the case sensitivity setting in the Search & replace tab.
  • calibredb list: Fix incorrect output when redirecting to file.
  • 5.10.1 fixes a regression in 5.10.0 that broke conversion when including metadata as a jacket page and using long text custom columns

Improved news sources

  • Jacobin
  • Japan Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Media part

Version number 5.10.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website caliber
License type GPL
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