Leading Punctuation Sorting With "Name (Numeric)"

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Leading Punctuation Sorting With "Name (Numeric)"

Post by Alamei » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:25 am

I'm sure I'm in a tiny minority here, but I often use leading punctuation, such as an exclamation point, to ensure that given file(s) sort to the absolute top of a folder. Within XnView, the leading punctuation sorts to the top with the standard "Name" option, but when I switch the sort method to "Name (Numeric)", numbers take priority over punctuation in addition to re-sorting among themselves. If it wouldn't be too difficult, I would love a sort option that provides the more natural numeric sorting while still maintaining the traditional sort priorities for punctuation.

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Re: Leading Punctuation Sorting With "Name (Numeric)"

Post by xnview » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:08 am

Could you post a screenshot example?
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Re: Leading Punctuation Sorting With "Name (Numeric)"

Post by Alamei » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:21 pm

Certainly; here's a quick example.

Traditional "Name" sorting: "!Cover" sorts to the top, then numbers, then alpha characters:
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"Name (Numeric)" sorting: First numbers (sorted naturally), then "!Cover", then alpha characters:
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Thanks for the quick response. If you need any more information, just let me know.

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Re: Leading Punctuation Sorting With "Name (Numeric)"

Post by xnview » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:13 am

Ok, i'll try to fix it in next version...
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Re: Leading Punctuation Sorting With "Name (Numeric)"

Post by Alamei » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:19 pm

I just downloaded the latest update and noticed the sorting was fixed. Thank you for your rapid response to this issue; I really appreciate your willingness to resolve an issue that very few people would even have noticed.

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Re: Leading Punctuation Sorting With "Name (Numeric)"

Post by lukoie » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:04 pm

By the way I also use that exact kind of sorting with exclamation mark. Never used "name numeric" though - name sorting worked fine so far.

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