Problem description: Items in a book index of 6000 items
so sorted, must appear instead as
answered Oct 14 '13
oweng gravatar says
I can't see anything in the options for enabling this type of sorting. Presumably you are looking to duplicate the difference between Letter by letter and Word by word sorting as supported by Adobe InDesign (shown here). The ICU collation engine used by LO does appear to support the ability to ignore punctuation, which would seem to be similar, however the lack of options may mean this functionality is not exposed to the user.
Operating System: All
thanks for the idea -change the summary a bit. Hope it's OK.
I guess it's for Writer and Calc?
Yes, Writer and Calc.
May I suggest these words:
Leave spaces (single?) out of consideration in string items that are to be sorted
Sort strings ignoring punctuation
instead of "Take spaces (single?) into consideration in string items that are to be sorted"
Ken McAllister (real name)
Your English is probably better then mine..
(In reply to comment #2)
> Leave spaces (single?) out of consideration in string items that are to be
> or, better:
> Sort strings ignoring punctuation
is punctuation just spaces?
I thought more, and starting to discuss about dots, commas ... is a whole different story?
Cheers - Cor
Changed summary to suggestion in comment 2.
Sometimes such proposed behavior is better than the actual one. In other cases it's not. Now it's tricky to find the right way for most users.