|04-17-2009, 09:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Sony book sort
I bought a PRS-505 and downloaded a lot of classics from their E-book store. The books are sorted by first name, not last name. This must be some sort of ghastly joke by Sony. Is there any way to fix it?
|04-17-2009, 09:57 PM||#2|
Cat Lady & Trekkie
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Device: Nook-ST, Sony 505 & T1, Kobo Aura & Aura HD
Nope, that's just Sony's way! Sorry!
|04-18-2009, 04:10 AM||#4|
I need a holiday!
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: PRS-505, ipod touch
You can create collections which will make it easier to find books. I have my books sorted into about 5 categories.
|04-19-2009, 08:09 PM||#5|
Rollin' with the punches
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony PRS-650, droid x, sad damaged 505
I was also extremely annoyed by the "sorting by first name" thing. I also noticed that if the book was given a name like "Dickens, Charles" it would put it under D for Dickens. But if I had another book by same author that was listed as "Charles Dickens," it would put it under C for Charles. Whichever word is first is the word that is used to put it into order. I saw someone mention on here once that it was probably because Japanese names were in a different order. I'm not sure how true that is, but it sort of makes sense.
|04-19-2009, 08:35 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Device: Kobo Aura (soon), (soon-to-be-ex)nook, (ex)PRS-700, (ex)PRS-500
The really odd thing is that Sony's ebook format (LRF/LRX) has a field whose most obvious use would be to serve as a sort key for author names... and Sony's firmware ignores it! Go figure.
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