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Old 01-26-2010, 10:14 AM   #16
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I'm so sorry!!! I didn't mean to copy the WHOLE error message. Pardon me for the long post! That was my first post in the forum. Now I'll get kicked out for being stupid!
Neh, only people with ONE post are kicked out, you're safe

Next time use the crossed-eye symbol, it will wrap your text in spoiler tags which you can click on afterwards to reveal the text.

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"may not be apparent", I can't think why you might think that but yes, it does explain it.

BUT, I've added a screen cap to show what it looks like. In my case it makes the catalog confusing.

Is there a way to turn it off and have a straight alphanumeric sort?
Definitely confusing with lots of numbers in the titles, I agree.
I will look at adding an option to use straight alphanumeric sort.

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I'm so sorry!!! I didn't mean to copy the WHOLE error message. Pardon me for the long post! That was my first post in the forum. Now I'll get kicked out for being stupid!
GinnyB - this problem is not within the Catalog code

According to Kovid, disk I/O errors occur because of an inability to access the metadata.db for read/write access. Typical cause might be that your database is on a mounted network drive. If that's not the case, please post more details about what you're doing when the error occurs.

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Neh, only people with ONE post are kicked out, you're safe

Next time use the crossed-eye symbol, it will wrap your text in spoiler tags which you can click on afterwards to reveal the text.

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Or use "CODE" tags which will make a scrollable text box within your post. CODE tags are inserted with the "#" button when in posting mode, and on the toolbar.
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I certainly think that an option to have numerics treated as numerics for sorting purposes would be a good idea (in fact I think it should be the default). I cannot think of a case where I have numerics in a Title/SeriesName where I would want them sorted on the text equivalent of the numerics.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:02 PM   #23
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I certainly think that an option to have numerics treated as numerics for sorting purposes would be a good idea (in fact I think it should be the default). I cannot think of a case where I have numerics in a Title/SeriesName where I would want them sorted on the text equivalent of the numerics.

Those Alpha-Numeric values should (normally) sort properly because of the leading 0's

01
05
100 < wrong, 3 characters. Make all 3 characters to avoid
20
29

all sort correctly because the ASCII weight of a 0 is less than any other digit

Always pad 0's to make all Numeric entries the same length of digits.

In the photo, the DC special should sort AFTER the numbers since the text before this point is the same.

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Old 01-26-2010, 12:25 PM   #24
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Neh, only people with ONE post are kicked out, you're safe

Next time use the crossed-eye symbol, it will wrap your text in spoiler tags which you can click on afterwards to reveal the text.

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ha ha! Thank you. I about died when I saw that huge post! I'm home recovering from surgery yesterday so a putzin around with Caibre and reading my Kiindle. (That's the only good thing about having surgery - I can read all day and all night and hubby doesn't complain - I just moan a little and click next page! ha ha)
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:52 PM   #25
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Failure to generate catlaogue

When I try to generate a catalogue with Calibre, I get this message:

ERROR: Conversion Error: <b>Failed</b>: Generate catalog

Generate catalog
Catalog_EPUB_MOBI:run
path_to_output: c:\users\douglas\appdata\local\temp\calibre_0.6.36 _06k8co_catalog_out.mobi
Output format: mobi
Book count: 68
opts:
basename: Catalog
catalog_title: Doug's Books
creator: calibre
descriptionClip: 250
exclude_genre: \[[\w ]*\]
exclude_tags: ~,Catalog
fmt: mobi
log: <calibre.utils.logging.Log object at 0x04DB2CF0>
note_tag: *
output_profile: kindle
plugin_path: <class 'calibre.library.catalog.EPUB_MOBI'>
read_tag: +
search_text: None
sort_by: None
verbose: True
CatalogBuilder(): Generating mobi for kindle
0.00% fetchBooksByTitle()
0.08% fetchBooksByAuthor()
0.15% generateHTMLDescriptions()
0.23% generateHTMLByTitle()
0.31% generateHTMLByAuthor()
0.38% generateHTMLByTags()
using default cover for 'Calibre Quick Start Guide'
generating new thumbnail_default.jpg
0.46% generateOPF()
0.54% generateNCXHeader()
0.62% generateNCXDescriptions()
0.69% generateNCXByTitle()
0.77% generateNCXByAuthor()
0.85% generateNCXByTags()
Python function terminated unexpectedly
list index out of range (Error Code: 1)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site.py", line 103, in main
File "site.py", line 85, in run_entry_point
File "site-packages\calibre\utils\ipc\worker.py", line 99, in main
File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\convert\gui_conversion.py", line 59, in gui_catalog
File "site-packages\calibre\library\catalog.py", line 2391, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\library\catalog.py", line 772, in buildSources
File "site-packages\calibre\library\catalog.py", line 1901, in generateNCXByTags
IndexError: list index out of range


ANy help would be appreciated. Thank you, mysticalinc
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:54 PM   #26
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mysticalinc: This failure occurs when there are no genre tags in your database.

Fixed in next release.

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Old 01-26-2010, 01:03 PM   #27
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Those Alpha-Numeric values should (normally) sort properly because of the leading 0's

01
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100 < wrong, 3 characters. Make all 3 characters to avoid
20
29

all sort correctly because the ASCII weight of a 0 is less than any other digit

Always pad 0's to make all Numeric entries the same length of digits.

In the photo, the DC special should sort AFTER the numbers since the text before this point is the same.
I would be more than happy if when numeric fields occurred they were sorted on the absolute numeric value rather than the ascii values of the numerics..
e.g. 2 is larger than 01 and 100 is larger than 0001.
That would avoid having to include leading zeroes to get the sort correct.
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The books should be sorted by title. However, there are some sorting features that may not be apparent:

* Leading stop words (The, A, An ...) are ignored
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I'm not sure that part is working either. The pic shows some "The"s which don't seem to ignored.
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Title sorting will be reworked in the next release.

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banjomike: Fix implemented. The new approach only converts numbers to text equivalent if the title starts with a number, e.g. '1776: The Beginning'. Any numbers in the title after the first word are treated as numbers and sorted in digit order.

itimpi: I implemented a simple algorithm for numbers between 000 and 999 which will do what you're asking for in post #27. A more sophisticated implementation will have to wait until later.

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