Thunar 1-6-10: wrong sorting

Andrzej ndrw.xf at
Sun Sep 18 18:40:44 CEST 2016

On 09/18/16 10:05, Hartmut Haase wrote:
> Hi Martin ,
>> Sorting numbers instead of digits is useful because in some work we 
>> have a lot of files with increasing number at beginning :
> maybe, but how do I get rid of it?

In thunar/thunar-file.c change all "g_utf8_collate_key_for_filename" to 
"g_utf8_collate_key". If that solves your issue you consider adding an 
option and submitting a patch.

We use "g_utf8_collate_key_for_filename" to handle unicode and to make 
Thunar behave like other Gtk file manager. This function sorts any 
numbers in file names in numerical order, which in general is a feature 
(Thunar's old sorting algorithm did it as well) but I can understand if 
some would like to have an option to disable it.


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