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Correct/Enhance alphabetical sorting
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMagmadrag
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Registered: May 25, 2007
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I recognize it again and again and I don't like it: If you sort your collection alphabetical, it only works if the titles enclude "usual" letters, but as soon as there is any accent (é, à, ô) ot the "special" german (and at least also finish and also hungarian) letters like Ä, ö, ü  (if you can't see them: those are the letters with the two dots above) & "ß" (in german called "the sharp s"), they are always at the end except I manually modify the sort title.

In my opinion it would be much easier to integrate all these "special" letters into the program to avoid all these manual changes. That means that "é" is automatically sorted like "e" and "ä" (the a with dots above) like "ae" and "ß" like "ss"

What do you think about this idea? Implementing it once in the profiler, it would avoid countless manual modification of the sort titles.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Registered: March 14, 2007
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Two problems:
1. It looks quite unlikely that any more features will be added to DVD Profiler.
2. Even if Ken would surface and start updating Profiler, it will be really hard to find any consensus on how to sort "foreign" characters. For example, in Swedish Å, Ä and Ö are their own letters at the end of the alphabet. We'd be rather miffed if "Änglamark" was sorted like "Aenglamark". It's bad enough that Profiler sorts ÄÅÖ rather than ÅÄÖ.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMagmadrag
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Recognized another unlinkely "misfunction" I don't understand (and maybe this has to do with sorting?):

I am at the top of the list and want to go down to a movie.... usually I do this by entering the first few letters. So it is sorted alphabetically and - for example - I type "geis" (as I want to reach a movie like "Geisterhaus" or "Geistervilla") - but why does it happen that it doesn't stop at one of these movies (coming first on the way down) but nearly at the end in a child profile for "Der Geist und die Dunkelheit"

I could understand/accept that if I would be on a movie beginning with a letter above "G" (then the program would go down to the next one starting with "geist"). But why does it not stop at the first correct entry? *confused*
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMithi
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Quoting GSyren:
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2. Even if Ken would surface and start updating Profiler, it will be really hard to find any consensus...

There is ISO/IEC 14651 or at this point just simply switching to Unicode and using the Unicode collation algorithm should/could suffice.
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