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Older version: 0.8.0
Newer version: 0.8.6

New features in Converter 0.8.5

This release improves currency support, adds a couple of requested features related to the interface and fixes a few bugs.

Type Feature Example Comment
capability new formats
  • £27.95
  • 15.50 €
Added support for a few unambiguous currency symbols (€, £, ₪, ฿, ₦, ₲, ₱). More logic is needed for the dollar symbol because of the various currencies it is used for in different parts of the world.
capability Restoring the original page n/a You can now restore the original page after full page conversions via any of the mechanisms used to trigger full page conversions (pop-up menu, status bar icon or status bar menu).
new preferences Output number format now customizable n/a You can now customize the way numbers are shown from the preferences menu (i.e. the decimal separator and the thousands separator). Thanks chrisraven for the suggestion!
bug fix Removed ambiguous format
  • 6 feet, 7 inches
  • 6 feet, 7 feet
In the previous version, both examples would've been converted as 6'7". I removed support for the format in the first example altogether because I don't think it's that common. Please let me know if you encounter it in the wild. Note that 6 feet 7 inches is properly converted as 6'7" -- the Converter takes exception at the comma in the examples.
bug fix Skipping CSS n/a Because of an unfortunate oversight on my part, the Converter used to process all internal CSS blocks on full page conversions. That only affected performance, but depending on the amount of CSS the performance hit could be significant. That problem was fixed.
internal update New preferences system n/a Since the Converter doesn't support Firefox 1.x any more, I was able to take advantage of the "new" Firefox preferences management system.
minor bug fix Status bar icon uniform across windows n/a Changing the preference on whether the status bar icon should be visible is now instantly applied across all Firefox windows.
minor bug fix Fixed spacing in matched measurement A 10 foot piece of steel The Converter would've matched "10 foot " (notice the trailing space) as the measurement, which resulted in ugly spacing when triggering full page conversions ("A 10 foot (10 ft = 3.05 m)piece of steel", notice the lack of a space just after the conversion). That only happened in some particular cases, but it has been fixed now.
minor bug fix Properly matching awkward Imperial variant 7 1/2 inches This would've matched "7 1/2 inch", with a full page conversion looking like this: "7 1/2 inch (7.5 in = 19.1 cm)es" (notice the "es" trailing behind the conversion). This was fixed.
minor improvement Streamlined internal rounding method n/a Improved the rounding method used for displaying all values. I'd love to brag about the speed delta, but I really don't think there is any noticeable change there -- mostly it was improved simply because it could be improved upon.