Sorry to re-activate this old thread, I think this is an interesting feature request. But of course, simply ignoring "the" would be more of a hack.
Squeezebox server lets the user define a list of words to be ignored when sorting, so one can take care of i18n oneself, where needed.
It would also be the user's decision whether ambigious words like "Die" should be ignored or not. (e.g. "Die Ã„rzte" vs. "Die Happy")
In an ideal world, there would probably an additional ignore-exceptions list, for seldom cases like these to override ignorance. A user's configuration might look like this:Ignore:
the, a, le, la, les, il, li, der, die, das Except:
die happy, die young
I think this solution is useful and straighforward.
Best regards and thank you very much for this great piece of software