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guide to naming convertions

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:20 am
by overlord5
Hi
i would like a Naming Conversions guide somewhere in the app,
and also a general guide to how to name the comics for it collect them correctly into series.
for instance what should i write instead of ch for chapters?

Re: guide to naming convertions

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:00 pm
by Henri
Chapter number prefix can be one of this list: # c ch chap chapter pt part issue t
- it is not case sensitive.
- when there is a prefix, algorithm do not search for other number in the filename.
- when there is no prefix, algorithm, get the last number that is not between parenthesis.
- Issue number position is important to get the the serie name: it must be the left part.
- when serie name is empty, folder name is used as serie name.

The canonical form of a file name is:
serie #num title (year) (what) (ever) (you) (want).ext
There is many different kind of naming conventions, CDisplayEx is able the understand most of them, but this one is well recognized by most of softwares.

The app do not yet have a function to rename files, but I think about it seriously.

Re: guide to naming convertions

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:10 pm
by overlord5
i have a few comic book series where issue is listed as part of the series name
eg.
"Pathfinder - City of Secrets Issues"
also ch 21 v2 it picks v2 and ignores ch 21 and makes a new series that ends with ch 21

Re: guide to naming convertions

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:26 pm
by Henri
You should have volume number like this: Pathfinder v1 city-of-secrets, so volume title can be extracted.
Currently, you can't have volume and chaper number in the same file name, since a volume should group all chapters in the same file, v2 should be between parenthesis.

Re: guide to naming convertions

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:05 pm
by overlord5
sorry for not being clearer
i was mentioning 2 different cases
Pathfinder - City Of Secrets Issue 1
Pathfinder - City Of Secrets Issue 2
...
becomes a series called
Pathfinder - City Of Secrets Issue
and another series where ch 21 v2 could be construed as volume 2 instead of ch 21 version 2, so i will just have to rename them

Re: guide to naming convertions

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:12 pm
by Henri
There must be no space between the prefix and the number:
> Pathfinder - City Of Secrets Issue1
I think I have to make a change to accept the space with "issue" and "chapter" because these prefixes are not abbreviations and it is already possible with "volume".

Re: guide to naming convertions

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:54 am
by overlord5
on the bright side i'm getting better at regular expressions... :)