Sigil-1.6.0 Release

Sigil-1.6.0

Sigil-1.6.0 represents a mix of bug fixes and new features for both epub2 and epub3.

New Features:

  • Find and Replace search targets expanded to include tabbed files, CSS files, OPF and NCX files
  • Saved Searches now save full search Controls (mode, direction, options, and targets)
  • Preview loading is now completely asynchronous with a loading progress bar and loading placeholder
  • Merge will now automatically prevent duplicate ids
  • Merge will automatically add ids are former file boundaries to prevent TOC, Guide, and href losses
  • A new Xhtml Highlighter speeds up huge single file loading considerably
  • Redesigned CodeView Spellchecking to bring it back to Sigil-1.3.0 speeds
  • The External XHTML editor will now always pass along the OPF path and spine position to simplify interface with PageEdit (use “Open With” if you want the old behaviour)
  • Added PyQtWebEngine as a newly required python module for Plugins. ie. Plugins now have access to browser functionality for implementing e-Readers, more complex guis.

Bug Fixes:

  • Add Qt workaround for restoring Sigil window sizes when FindReplace left open on macOS
  • Add missing tr() calls to the tooltips in the Special Character selection dialog
  • Fix bug when all unused selectors are removed as in css stylesheet – adds a comment placeholder
  • Make empty Nav have a title to help empty epub passing epubcheck
  • Fix bug where fonts couldn’t be previewed when a space was in the path
  • Redesigned code to make Merging large numbers of files much faster (Thank you Text2002ans)
  • Fix bug in blank language field in Spellcheck Dialog (Thank you Text2002ans)
  • Fix use of different indentation of css via PR from BeckyEbook (Thank you)
  • Fix typos in plugin framework guide (Thank you Doitsu)
  • Fix hang on launch when opf manifested files exist inside the META_INF (Thank you un_pogaz)
  • Fix Metadata Editor bugs related to alternate-script (Thank you Carmina16) (#613)
  • Fix Metadata Editor bugs related to epub2 event dates (Thank you Octet-nl) (#616)

Notes:

The Sigil user guide has been updated for Sigil-1.6.0+ for the new Saved Search Controls and Find & Replace targets. It can always be downloaded from its own repository.

Three new e-Reader plugins for Sigil have been built to help users see what their ebook might look like in real e-readers while still inside Sigil. See this post for descriptions and links.

Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState’s ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here.
Mac users should also check out the wiki entry on the New Release File Format.

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The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of The Sigil Github Release page.

PageEdit-1.6.0 Release

PageEdit-1.6.0

PageEdit-1.6.0 is a minor update that represents 3 bug fixes and a single new feature.

New Features:

  • Added ability for spine position to be passed in alongside OPF path to simplify the interface between Sigil and PageEdit (with versions 1.6.0+)

Bug fixes:

  • Bring SelectCharacter Dialog to be in sync with its counterpart in Sigil
  • Remove tab and disable InsertFile menu if not Media is present to insert
  • Fix typo in Greek Letter (Nu) (Thank you Doitsu).

Notes:

The PageEdit user guide has been updated and can always be downloaded from its own repository.

Mac users should also check out the wiki entry on the New Release File Format.

The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of The PageEdit Github Release page.

Sigil-1.5.1 Release

Sigil-1.5.1

Sigil-1.5.1 represents a mix of bug fixes and new features for both epub2 and epub3 users.

Features:

  • Can now handle single xhtml file sizes over 2megabytes in size via its own URL Schemehandler
  • Will now highlight matched open close tag pairs while editing in Code View
  • Delete open close tag pairs (Remove Tag Pair)
  • Default selection of text for basic CodeView formatting including bold, italic, etc based on cursor position
  • Shift double-click (and Alt double-click) on a tag to select tag contents (including tag)
  • Expanded split on Sigil Split Marker capabilities to work better with nested tags
  • Added a new C++ CSS Parser and Query engine that works with Sigil’s version of Gumbo
  • The Reports tool for “CSS Selectors” now lists all CSS selectors not just classes
  • The “Delete Unused Styles” tool now handles all unused CSS Selectors not just classes
  • The Reports for “CSS Selectors” and “Delete Unused Selectors” now handle selectors in XHTML Style tags
  • Added ability to load text and csv files to Group Saved Searches to automate lists of replacements
  • Reworked the Metadata Editor to be much more Human Readable with tooltips to show xml tags
  • Added semantic code to the descriptive field in Add Semantics as a learning aid (Thank You BeckyEbook!)
  • Checkpoint ManageRepos now has the ability to sort the repo table by any column (Thank You BeckyEbook!)
  • The Sigil User Guide has be completely reworked to bring it to Sigil 1.5.0+ levels

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix issue with custom ncx names in non-standard empty epub layouts
  • Fix Import Text to properly add ncx if missing for epub2
  • Fix issue with “Delete Unused Styles” not properly detecting all used selectors
  • Fix issues with repeated use of Mend and Prettify on bare text in structural tags
  • Fix extra line issue with Link to Stylesheet (Thank you BeckyEBook!)
  • Fix bug in id assignment in EPUB3 Metadata editor
  • Fix bug in trailing slash in Move To Folder paths
  • Fix bug in spelling of Columbia->Colombia in Languages (Thank you Tex2002ans!)
  • Fix bug in Clip Editor pasting of multiple clips
  • Fix bug in PerformCSSUpdates related to quoted string in content: values
  • Fix bug related to iframe handling when loading Preview
  • Fix typos in XMLEntities descriptions (Thank you BeckEbook!)
  • Fix numeric table alignment to align right in multiple tables (Thank you BeckyEbook!)
  • Fix bug in Add Existing not properly using QProgressDialog for long import
  • Removed long deprecated and now invalid use of “altlang” in EPUB3 Metadata Editor

Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState’s ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here. Mac users should also check out the wiki entry on the New Release File Format

The latest Sigil user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository.

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The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of The Sigil Github Release page.

PageEdit-1.5.0 Release

PageEdit-1.5.0

PageEdit-1.5.0 represents two requested new features plus some minor bug fixes.

New Features

  • Add ability to print (with Preview) to PDF any file being viewed- Improved granularity for Windows Installer

Bug Fixes

  • Fix bug in URLInterceptor being too aggressive

The latest official PageEdit user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository. There’s also a user-created guide that can be found here.

The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of the PageEdit Github Release page.

Sigil-1.4.3 Critical Fix Release

Sigil-1.4.3 Critical Bug Fix Release

Bug Fixes Since Sigil-1.4.0:

  • critical bug fix for OPF metadata attributes that use named entities
  • fix bug in “Add Existing” files when file names would require percent encoding
  • fix bug in multiple language spellchecking dialog word lookup when no language attributes used
  • update de, nl, sv, ko, ru translations that missed the Sigil 1.4.0 initial release
  • critical bug fix for over xml encoding html used inside metadata in the opf
  • revert ctrl-f to it long standing Find and Replace behaviour
  • fix mismatched override wait cursor usage
  • fix crashes when dictionaries are missing on load or during first spellcheck
  • update the mapping of language codes to dictionaries without the need to restart
  • fix critical bug which caused split to break links that are bare fragments
  • fix additional critical bugs which caused split to lose fragments from link targets
  • fix double # chars in fragment ids during merge
  • fix hang on load with bad encryption.xml font uris
  • quiet unneeded debug output when importing an epub
  • fix opf cleanup bug when identical xmlns values are used with two different prefixes on the same tag

Sigil-1.4.3 represents additional critical bug fixes and is meant to immediately replace Sigil 1.4.0 through Sigil-1.4.2. It has all the features of the original Sigil 1.4.0 including new icon themes and multiple language spell checking.


Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState’s ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here.
Mac users should also check out the wiki entry on the New Release File Format

The latest Sigil user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository.

PGP Fingerprint

The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of The Sigil Github Release page.

Sigil-1.4.2 Critical Fix Release

Sigil-1.4.2

Bug Fixes Since Sigil-1.4.0:

  • critical bug fix for incorrectly xml encoding of opf metadata attributes that use entities
  • fix bug in “Add Existing” files when file names would require percent encoding
  • fix bug in multiple language spellchecking dialog word lookup when no language attributes used
  • update de, nl, sv, ko, ru translations that missed the Sigil 1.4.0 initial release
  • critical bug fix for over xml encoding html used inside metadata in the opf
  • revert ctrl-f to it long standing Find and Replace behaviour

If you are using either Sigil-1.4.0 or Sigil-1.4.1, we strongly urge you to upgrade to Sigil-1.4.2.


Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState’s ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here.
Mac users should also check out the wiki entry on the New Release File Format

The latest Sigil user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository.

PGP Fingerprint

** The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of The Sigil Github Release page. **

Sigil-1.4.1 Critical Fix Release

Sigil-1.4.1

Bug Fixes:

  • critical bug fix for over xml encoding html used inside metadata in the opf
  • return use of ctrl-f to its long standing functionality

Please use Sigil 1.4.1 in place of Sigil 1.4.0.


Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState’s ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here.
Mac users should also check out the wiki entry on the New Release File Format

The latest Sigil user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository.

PGP Fingerprint

The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of The Sigil Github Release page.

Sigil-1.4.0 Release

Sigil-1.4.0 represents a mix of bug fixes and new features for both epub2 and epub3 users.

Multiple Language Spellcheck support! Icon Themes and other cool stuff! Read all about it.

New Features:

  • Two different types of Multiple Language Spellchecking support added:
    • A user can now specify a Primary and a Secondary Language dictionary for real-time spellchecking (red squiggley underline).
    • The Spellcheck Dialog will now support spell checking as determined by xml:lang and lang attributes in any languages with dictionaries
  • Main UI icons now use scalable svg files to better serve higher res displays. All provided by BeckyEbook (ala BeckyDTP). A huge Thank You! to BeckyEbook
  • New brighter Sigil Application Icon is now being used.
  • Alternate Sigil main Application Icon now available as a build-time option
  • Sigil now provides 3 different Icon Themes for the user: Main, Fluent, and Material. Again all thanks goes to BeckyEbook for creating/collecting all of the icon themes!
  • Sigil will now support a custom user-determined Icon theme via a custom .rcc file.
    • pre-made icon themes for Legacy and Material themes in different base colors are now available with more user-contributed theme files to hopefully come. Again Thank BeckyEbook!
    • checkout https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/IconThemes for more information and additional themes
  • New main toolbar icons are now available and improved icon groupings have been made to provide the user with a greater degree of toolbar customization. Users may need to drag and drop icon grouping and modify their selections of Toolbars to see some of these new options.
  • Improved support for IRI (international) hrefs. OPF newly added file manifest ids now converted to plain ascii to prevent issues with older readers

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix bugs in Marking for Index
  • Perform major URL en/decode refactoring to properly handle ‘#’ (and other reserved chars) in file names
  • Translate “Table of Contents” using book language not ui langauge
  • Fix handling of links when using Add Existing on xhtml files with links to other xhtml files
  • Fix split code to better handle duplicate target ids that reside in different files
  • Bug fixes for the plugin interface from wrCisco (Thank you!)
  • Bug fixes for the plugin interface setguide from BeckyDTP (Thank you!)
  • Fix bug in OPF parsing when valid but non-traditional namespace prefixes are used
  • Fix rare off by one condition in clip number to clip enditor model conversion

Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState’s ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here.
Mac users should also check out the wiki entry on the New Release File Format

The latest Sigil user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository.

PGP Fingerprint

The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of The Sigil Github Release page.

PageEdit-1.4.0 Release

PageEdit-1.4.0 represents a mix of bug fixes and new features.

New Features

  • Add Case Change tool/icons
  • Move to all SVG based icons courtesy of BeckyEbook (Thank you!)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix incorrect Find next and previous search icons
  • Uses Qt::AA+UseHighDpiPixmaps on all platforms to prevent pixelated icons
  • Update GumboInterface to Sync with Sigil and handle PercentEncoding as IRI

The latest official PageEdit user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository. There’s also a user-created guide that can be found here.

The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of the PageEdit Github Release page.

Sigil-1.3.0 Release

Sigil-1.3.0 represents a mix of bug fixes and new features for both epub2 and epub3 users.

Windows users please note that the installer will now allow Sigil to be installed for the current user only if desired. The installation of the included Visual Studio C++ runtime, however, will always require administrative privileges. You can provide those credentials for the runtime install portion only (if you install Sigil for the current user). The user can also skip the runtime check/install entirely if they desire. If they do so, however, it will be up to them (or their administrator) to make sure the proper Visual Studio C++ runtime is installed. Because of these changes, it recommended that Windows users uninstall the previous version of Sigil before installing this one. No settings, preferences, or plugins (or their configurations) will be lost by doing so.

New Features (since the 1.2.0 release):

  • Added FontTab to show a specific font by double-clicking in BookBrowser
  • Added Index Toolbar
  • Windows/macOS release build updated to Qt 5.12.9 with added bug fixes
  • Windows/macOS release build updated to Python 3.8.3
  • Added increased protection against evil epubs manipulating file: urls
  • Changes to support building with Visual Studio 2019 on Windows
  • Improved Windows Installer and handling of C++ runtime libraries
  • Updated Build instructions for MacOS, Windows, and Linux

Bug Fixes (since the 1.2.0 release):

  • Reorganized the source code to add a Widgets folder to reduce code duplication
  • Fixed spelling mistakes in MetaEditor user interface and xmlsanitycheck error messages
  • Fixed mistakes handling font files (and other files) whose names start with a “.” on macOS/Linux
  • Improved embedded python error messages
  • Improved some error messages on epub load
  • Fix TabConnections to properly handle the new FontTab tabs
  • grew Preferences Colour widths to better handle non-English colour names (Thanks BeckyEbook)
  • Fixed bug in handling missing local links when using Add Existing …
  • Removed all python2 remanants from the Sigil plugin and pythonlib code
  • If “Mend on Open” set, better handle import of huge file of of run-on lines
  • Bug fix for css url updating
  • Fix bug that prevented css updates from being shown in Preview without reload
  • Fix gcc8 build warnings where possible
  • Prevent BookBrowser’s Rename and RERename from using URI delimiters (“#”,etc) in file names

Please check the Sigil Wiki for important Sigil support links, additional resource downloads, and platform-specific trouble-shooting tips/requirements.

Mac users should still download and install ActiveState’s ActiveTcl Community Edition to utilize plugins that use Tk/Tcl GUIs. More here.
Mac users should also check out the wiki entry on the New Release File Format

The latest Sigil user guide can always be downloaded from its own repository.

PGP Fingerprint

The binary downloads (and source) can be found as assets at the bottom of The Sigil Github Release page.