[Shotwell] are commas in tagnames a problem?
dougie at highmoor.co.uk
Sun Nov 13 13:35:01 PST 2011
I've just managed to reproduce a problem that had been eluding me. It
has happened occasionally but on previous occurrences I hadn't spotted
what was actually happening. Perhaps it's something to do with legal tag
names. I also have a suspicion that it may be connected with renaming a
tag to a complex name, and then subsequently trying to use the new tag
name on new images.
Take the example tag of: Kretzschmaria deusta (Brittle Cinder, Charcoal
Select two images, press Ctrl-T, and start typying the tag. In my setup,
I am offered two choices;
Kretzschmaria deusta (Brittle Cinder, Charcoal Fungus)
That's fine. That's what I expect and want, so I keep typing to get the
unique match, then select OK.
At this point (in my setup) something odd happens and, as I say, I've
only just spotted it, as on previous occasions I think I must have
assumed the tagging had worked correctly and just carried on. What
happens is that the tag is interpreted as two new tags:
Kretzschmaria deusta (Brittle Cinder
so my guess is that the comma in the tag name was interpreted as a tag
delimiter in this situation. However I do have lots of images tagged
(correctly) with this tag, and my suspicion is that I renamed the tag at
some time and the images have been accurately updated.
The two 'new' tags appear as top-level tags.
I've uploaded a video of this happening to
and also to http://www.fellandforest.co.uk/p326476854/e2a4febf1 but the
quality seems a lot better in the first one.
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