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Old 02-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Removing periods from author names

I've gone through all the posts I could find about it here, but I'm not having any luck doing this.

When adding a book to Calibre, I'd like Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling for instance to be shown as:
Title: Casual Vacancy
Author: J K Rowling

I'm assuming (maybe incorrectly) that the place to do this is in Adding Books in the Regular Expression box. What's there right now is:
(?P<title>.+) - (?P<author>[^_]+)

What I could also live with, and might even be preferable, is when sending a book to my device that it drops the periods, but trying to set that in a metadata plugboard hasn't been working for me either. I found a thread that said to use {authors:re(\.,)} in the plugboard template, but it keeps showing as J. K. Rowling.

Help! I fail miserably at regular expressions for this stuff and usually have to look up my reference notes everytime I use them, but in this case, I just can't get either method to work.
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