Software Update: Caliber 5.22

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Version 5.22 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 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 been made in this release:

New features

  • E-book viewer: Allow clicking links in popup footnotes. Close tickets: 193646.
  • Main book list: Scroll per pixel rather than per item by default. Can be returned to previous behavior via Preferences->Tweaks->Control behavior or book list.
  • Linux: Drop support for the global menu bar.

Bug fixes

  • E-book viewer: Fix font sizes specified in absolute units not being honored in locales where the decimal separator is not the period. Close tickets: 1932152.
  • E-book viewer: Fix searching for short strings in text with lots of similar entries displaying incorrect matches. Close tickets: 1931566.
  • MOBI Output: Fix using percentage units for margins resulting in too large margins when using the tablet output profile. Close tickets: 1932392.
  • E-book viewer: Fix back button not working after jumping to a bookmark. Close tickets: 1931599.
  • Content server: OPDS feed: Fix incorrect up URL in category group feeds. Close tickets: 1932992.
  • Content server: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke editing of series metadata. Close tickets: 1933559.
  • E-book viewer: Fix scrolling backwards by screen-fulls not working with very large page margins.
  • MOBI Input: Fix a regression in caliber 5 that broke processing of Haodoo format files.
  • Conversion: Fix the smarten punctuation option not applying to inserted jacket page.

Improved news sources

  • Hindu
  • People Daily

Version number 5.22
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website caliber
License type GPL
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