[mythtv] "A", "An", and "The" for sorting - ticket 3048
mythtv-dev2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Tue Feb 6 14:27:38 UTC 2007
Being a sometimes radio DJ, I have to chime in about why this is a
fruitless discussion. Consider the rules traditionally used in
alphabetizing media in a record store:
- ignore articles and special characters (a, an, the, ".", "...")
- treat numbers (10,000 Maniacs) as their written equivalent (ten thousand)
- when the band's name is that of a person in the band, alphabetize
by the last name--but not when the name is unrelated to the band
This last one is the most difficult, since it requires a human being
to know that Janis Joplin should be alphabetized using "Joplin"
because that's really her last name, but that Jethro Tull should be
alphabetized using "Jethro" because nobody in the band has that name.
IMHO, unless you're able to include all three of these criteria, you
might as well just sort the band name exactly as-is.
Dan Wilga "Ook."
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