What I describe here is not about a problem with my Nautilus. (it is the default behavour)
I understand why Nautilus sorts the Name-column (ascending) so that "6 cats" occuring before "10 dogs"... Its collation sequence is treating a group of numeric-digits as a single number-value and not as individual characters.
That's fine... I can see some value in it, but personally I find it to be confusing,
And I have no idea why Nautilus completely ignores many leading non-alpha-numeric characters.. ie.!@$%^_:"- etc. as typed via as standard US keyboard..
By "ignore", I mean "---two camels" sorts to be immediately above "two camels", as if the "---" didn't exist... (strange !?).
How can I change the default collating sequence?...
gconf-editor /apps/nautilus/list_view shows some sort options, but does not offer a choice of collation option....
I hope there is an way to do this (otherwise Windows Explorer is one-up on this issue :( Windows allows you to choose the conventional collation sequence (via the registry)