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Old 05-25-2008, 10:34 AM
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Is it possible for the database to ignore the "the" in artist name?

Ie. so "The Beatles" would show up as B rather than T alphabetically

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Old 05-25-2008, 11:15 AM
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I don't think so.
You should do it by tagging the files of naming the folder...
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:06 PM
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Yes, it's possible, there's a patch for that.

Seems this new build includes it: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=30109
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9_ignore-the.patch : can sort ignoring first "the" in file browser and database.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:35 PM
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That's pretty cool. Do you know, is there a way to ignore the rest of the larger patch and only get the ignore "The" patch? how do you patch an existing build if so... I think I know how, but I'd hate to foul it up.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:40 PM
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That is a build that yo can use on your sansa. That is not a patch, it is a whole build.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:46 PM
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That is a build that yo can use on your sansa. That is not a patch, it is a whole build.
yeah... that's what i figured. So there's no way of grabbing individual patches from a build and adding it to an another existing build?
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:54 PM
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Rockbox has to be the only id3 based browsing system that doesnt do that by default
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:55 PM
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I think it is
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:28 PM
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Yea, I think it is. Although, actually no database should do that by default. There exist tags which handle that (sort tags), at least for ID3v2.4.

Not to mention that "The" is pretty language specific. Artists of other nations who have an article in front of there name doesn't benifit from that workaround.

I'd like to see the user being able to define ignorable strings in the custom_tagnavi.config file.

Edit: One guy on the tracker gave a good example, why the sort tags should be preferable over automatically ignoring articles.
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Besides “The The” don’t forget to consider bands like “A” and “Da Muttz” (and, while we’re at the issue of collation, “3 Doors Down”), and internationalisation. Automating i18n is problematic, though, because for example one of the German articles to be ignored is “die”, which is an English word, too; compare the band names “Die Happy” and “Die Ärzte”. That, and people who want to sort real-name solo artists by their surnames, is the reason for the inclusion of special fields for sorting purposes in several tag standards. They are still undersupported, sadly.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:38 PM
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"Das Ich".
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Good band. Another problem band would be "The The"
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actually the the would be the only artist where there would be absolutely no problem no matter what method you preferred. The the/The, The - its all the same
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:58 PM
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Yea, as long as the software only ignores the first "The"
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