[Tellico-users] Sorting book titles

Robby Stephenson robby at periapsis.org
Wed Oct 14 13:35:50 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 13 October 2009, Andrew Bennett wrote:
> > > I have a simple question for you, please.  I'm using Tellico 1.3.5
> > > (using KDE 3.5.10) under Gnome on a Ubuntu 9.04 installation.  When I
> > > display the titles the articles "The" and "Le" are not sorted apart
> > > from the main title of the book and this makes finding a book
> > > extremely difficult and tedious.
> >
> > I'm not sure why you have to use that workaround. From your
> > description, the
> > sorting should work as you expect. I don't remember there being a bug
> > about that.
> >
> > The title field has to have "Format as a Title" turned on, for the
> > sorting to work that way, so check that. And then the "Auto format
> > titles and names"
> > option in the settings has to be on, but you mentioned that one
> > already.
> I think I have the same problem (though with 'the', 'a', and 'an').  I'm
> also using Tellico 1.3.5 (KDE 3.5.10) in Gnome on Ubuntu 9.04.  I only
> see this with *one* of my collection files, though; it was only my DVD
> collection, which I don't open too often, so this issue didn't really
> bother me and I never spent a lot of time investigating it.  My books
> collection file, with many more entries, works as expected.

At least with Tellico 2.0, I can see that it's not sorting correctly. I 
haven't had a chance to dig into it yet. Thanks for offering your trimmed  
DVD collection file, since I can reproduce the problem, right now I don't 
need it.


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