Ignore some punctuation when sorting

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JoePublic
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Ignore some punctuation when sorting

Post by JoePublic » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:26 am

I don't think this has been asked for in this forum yet, so here goes.

Right now, MM ignores the apostrophe when it sorts Song Titles. For example, the titles "You Don't Believe Me" and "You Dont Believe Me" sort the same. I like that. It would be nice if other embedded punctuation were similarly ignored, especially quotes, parentheses, commas, question marks, and exclamation points - and maybe others I'm not thinking of at the moment. It would be nice if the song titles "Please Please Me" and "Please, Please Me" would sort the same (ignoring the embedded comma in this case). Or if "(How Much) Is That Doggie in the Window", "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window", "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window", "How Much Is That Doggie (in the Window)" and "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" would all sort the same (ignoring parentheses and question marks).

It would also be great if the Duplicate Title node under the Files to Edit branch would ignore punctuation. If I have 2 tracks "Please Please Me" and "Please, Please Me", both by "The Beatles", it would be very nice if those 2 tracks popped up in the Duplicate Titles list. Right now, because of the comma, they don't. Similarly for "Who Are You" and "Who Are You?", both by the Who, et cetera.