How to ignore “The”, ”El”, “Les” etc when sorting artists?

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How to ignore “The”, ”El”, “Les” etc when sorting artists?

Post by head » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:26 pm

How do I configure Twonky Server (v6.0.23 on Linux) to ignore prefixes like “The”, ”El”, “Les” etc in the sort order when browsing the Artist or Artist/Album view? I don’t want to find artist beginning with “The” (e.g. The Beatles) under the letter T (who want that kind of sort order?).

In my previous Squeezebox Server setup there was a configurable free text field where you could specify any prefix that should be ignored when sorting. How do I accomplish this in Twonky?

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Re: How to ignore “The”, ”El”, “Les” etc when sorting artist

Post by head » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:54 pm

Anyone? I can't be the only one with this very annoying problem?

Thanks.

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Re: How to ignore “The”, ”El”, “Les” etc when sorting artist

Post by PeeBee » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:39 am

In version 4 there was a parameter called adaptcase which controlled this feature but it is not a valid parameter for v6. adaptcase also standardised the words in all titles to have capital first letters.

If you search for adaptcase on the forum you will see other threads about this. So you aren't the only one with the problem but others found it when they first went to v5 and it still hasn't been sorted.

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Re: How to ignore “The”, ”El”, “Les” etc when sorting artist

Post by GregR » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:28 pm

I'm wondering the same thing myself, it would be nice to filter these words out.

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Re: How to ignore “The”, ”El”, “Les” etc when sorting artist

Post by Twonky_Rick » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:56 pm

I'll submit this as a feature request.

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Re: How to ignore “The”, ”El”, “Les” etc when sorting artist

Post by Sneffels » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:20 am

Seriously Rick, as a Product Manager for TMM, how can you possibly make such a ridiculous statement like "I'll submit this as a feature request"?
I am NOT Product Manager for TwonkyServer. I am Product Manager for TwonkyManager (and other products). We used to support this feature, but found it was almost impossible to support once we have to release TwonkyServer in so many languages.

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