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Old 12-21-2012, 04:20 AM   #3
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Everybody and their dog is raving about Calibre. Indeed it is the best doc conversion software to be found, and it has an excellent reading interface.
True.

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As for the rest, it is catastrophic.
Your catastrophic, is most folks flexible.

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It would have been so simple, so obvious, to program this "book manager" as any library, book shop, librarian and book-lover classify their books and have been doing all over the world and in any language, that is to display titles starting with the surname, then the name, then the series if any, and then the title - with the article in its due place and not thrown out or at the end of said title.
Even though the books in the library or book store are sorted by Surname/first name the author names on the books are usually first name/surname. Same for calibre, by default books are sorted surname/first name - but shown first name/surname

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In its marketing purpose, I suppose, to be original at all cost
This is just speculation that couldn't be further from the truth.

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now instead of having one document labeled according to basic logic, Calibre enables each user to set their own display system (Name, surname or surname, name, series, title with the article (The or A) at the end or before -- Series, title + article at the end or before, surname, name or name, surname -- Title, name, surname or surname, name, series… etc., etc., you see what I mean).
I see exactly, complete user flexibility.

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Titles are chopped up in bits and the e-book seldom retains even its name proper in full. And I haven't mentioned missing spaces gluing words together and underscores.
It sounds like you are comparing file names with metadata. The various devices have various needs for the user to be able to sort their files correctly.

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What with all the e-book sharing going around, and everybody using Calibre, personal libraries have become an appaling mess, and duplicates, triplicates, a curse.
What you say is true. If you stop "e-book sharing" you will minimize the chance of being exposed to this phenomenon.

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Thank you not, Calibre. Your book management defies reason and good sense and poisons our lives. For we can't help squandering a precious time trying to clean up this chaos.
It does take time to line up multiple libraries in exactly the way you wish.

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Will you try to do something about it ??
Calibre has already done something and provides all of the tools you need to manage these libraries. If you would like to suggest an enhancement to calibre go here, however if you prefer to complain, find a good soapbox and a busy corner and enjoy yourself.
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