[mythtv] "A", "An", and "The" for sorting - ticket 3048

Chris Hamilton chamilton at cs.dal.ca
Tue Feb 6 12:38:37 UTC 2007

> On 2/6/07, David Härdeman <david at hardeman.nu> wrote:
>> Most people who use my MythTV box just find the
>> "almost-alphabetically-sorted-except-in-a-few-cases" sorting confusing.
> Yes. I don't really care what the scheme is, so long as I know what it is
> (and it's easy to remember). I think I would prefer simply sorting without
> removing "A", "An" or "The".

I would prefer it to be configurable.  In fact, my preference is to
remove the prefixes and then *not* put them back in front, but rather
leave them at the right hand side (ie: "The Show" -> "Show, The").  I
currently have a patch that does this, and also lets the set of prefixes
be configurable (I wanted to add support for the common French prefixes
"Le", "La", "Les" and "L'").  If this is at all interesting to people
I'll clean it up and attach it to the ticket... (currently the behaviour
is compile time configurable rather than through the settings table).


Chris Hamilton

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