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Old 06-11-2018, 02:54 AM   #1
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I would like to have a field to enter the name of the translator of each book, but I can't find it in the metadata. A good translation is very important when you read books that were written in languages differents from your own. Can anybody add this field?

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Old 06-11-2018, 05:31 AM   #2
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If you keep your ebooks in calibre, you can add a custom column for Translator, but only Amazon can change the metadata they choose to have and display in their ebooks.
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I simply add (trans) to that persons name in the Authors column.
Calibre will keep these separate, even if the Translator is also a Author

(illus), (ed) are other flags.
The advantages:
1) the reader supports Author entries
2 No special columns
3) Calibre ignores stuff inside ( ), when computing Author_sort
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:27 AM   #4
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I simply add (trans) to that persons name in the Authors column.
Calibre will keep these separate, even if the Translator is also a Author

(illus), (ed) are other flags.
The advantages:
1) the reader supports Author entries
2 No special columns
3) Calibre ignores stuff inside ( ), when computing Author_sort
That's useful to know - I have a number of shared world, anthologies and serial box titles and it's a nuisance to sort these so that they all end up in the same series instead of scattered across multiple authors. I've been seriously thinking of creating a primary author column.

If you use the () flag, how does that author display in the author list in the left hand browser section?
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:52 AM   #5
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If you use the () flag, how does that author display in the author list in the left hand browser section?
It will still be treated a different author name in the browser and for searches.
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It will still be treated a different author name in the browser and for searches.
Then probably my export won't work:

Genre / Author Sort / Series & Index - subseries & index - Title sort - Author name - short fiction flag

I'm planning (when I have some time) to set up a primary author column and use that for the oddities in place of Author Sort.
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Then probably my export won't work:

Genre / Author Sort / Series & Index - subseries & index - Title sort - Author name - short fiction flag

I'm planning (when I have some time) to set up a primary author column and use that for the oddities in place of Author Sort.
You are using Author_Sort
that does not get the ( ), only auhor
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