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Old 07-13-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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[Metadata Source Plugin] ANOBII (&

ANOBII - Version 0.4.3 -BETA!! august, 3 2014 by Pr. BarnArt.

This plugin is for using ANOBII as a metadata source.
It is made for italian books, and looks for them at
It was based on the Barnes work by Grant Drake and my own BOL_NL-plugin.
Thanks to Nephtys59 and Dave9000 for comments.

Main Features of ANABII 0.4.3
  • retrieve isbn/ean
  • retrieve author (no contributors/translators), title.
  • retrieve comments, cover and publisher.
  • option to retrieve comments from
  • option to retrieve cover from
  • option search and retrieve output in CJK characters , p.e. Chinese (request from and thanks to Civa?)

Special Notes:
  • ANOBII first looks for a match on the isbn/ean-number, if that is know.
  • Otherwise it takes the author's name en the exact booktitle.
  • option to retrieve comments from
  • option to retrieve cover from use eannumber, without the correctionnumber(last one)
    so for the isbn must be found on ANOBII

  • requires calibre 0.9.0 or higher.

known issues /to do:
  • no filtering results for p.e. audiobooks/check titles / multiple editions yet
  • no multiple authors yet
  • no rating yet
  • presume large cover, in stead of small
  • presume full description at Anobii, not only a small one
  • isbn search gives the same result as searching on title/author
This is a beta, so in develop-mode, please comment if you get false results

Update-info 0.4.3
  • Porting to Qt5 for Calibre 2.0
    ( pls inform me, if you get no results or errors. I don't use it myself - I am dutch;-)

Installation Notes:
  • Download the attached zip file and install the plugin as described in the Introduction to plugins thread.
  • You can configure the plugin within Calibre.
    Here you can select to retrieve cover and/or comments from
    Here you can also set the option for CJK-characters

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Version History:

v. 0.4.3 Beta 83-2014
- Porting to Qt5 for Calibre 2.0

v. 0.4.2 Beta
- added option to retrieve output in CJK characters , p.e. chinese ( thanks to Civa?)
- create bypass for covers at because on the book page there is no cover available anymore.

v. 0.4.0. Beta
- website changes of anobbii
- is changed to inmondadori (?)

v. 0.2.0. BETA 25-09-2011
- fix diactritics for anobii ( decode utf-8<>windows-1252)

v. 0.2.0. BETA 28-08-2011
- fix diactritics
- fix handling multiple results in ANOBII when searching for title and author.

v. 0.1.0 -BETA 13-07-2011 - beta
initial release.
Attached Files
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Last edited by Pr.BarnArt; 08-03-2014 at 01:28 PM. Reason: Update 0.4.3 beta
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