Version 1.19 of eBook reader and management software Calibre has been announced and is now available for download. Not surprisingly, it features yet another important option.
According to the developers, users now have a new tool that can be used to insert special characters into the text, available via Edit->Insert special character. It supports all unicode characters, all 60,000 of them.
Also, when searching for text in the editor, the found text will be centered on the screen, tooltips are now shown in the File Browser for “special” files, such as the cover, opf, ncx, etc, and when checking a book, the application checks for entries in the OPF whose mimetype does not match the file extension.
Highlights of Calibre 1.19:
• Marking a file as titlepage not working if the opf does not contain a <guide> section is now working properly;
• A few errors that occurred when working on HTML files that parse as valid XML, but didn't have the correct XHTML namespace, have been fixed;
• Typing non-English characters using an input method (key composing) in the author/tags/etc fields in the metadata dialog is now working;
• An error that occurred when merging html files that include a currently opened file and a non-html file that was also opened has been fixed;
• A number of news sources including New York Times and New York Review of Books have been updated.
Keep in mind that, if you want to compile the software yourself, you will need GLIBC 2.10 or higher, and xdg-utils and Python ≥ 2.6 installed (3.x will not work). More details about the required dependencies can be found on the official website.