Map index pane is not sorting the tags properly

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I created a tag named ÁUDIO, and I found out that it is not being sorted A-Z properly in the map index pane, because the accent in the letter A. Even when I sort the tags, the word appears in the last position. But if I remove the accent, the word AUDIO is correctly sorted.

In my native language - brazilian portuguese - the word áudio has the accent. Since this map is for the brazilian people, it would be better if I could spell right the tag. But at the same time, I need to have the tags organized in the map index pane, since there is a lot of them. Is there a way to solve this issue?
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Jorge Aramuni

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Alex Gooding, Champion

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Ideally MindManager would do this, but there is a workaround as you can edit the tags after sorting.

First, create the tag list without using any accents - if you already have the list, edit each tag to replace any accented first letters with the unaccented equivalent, or simply add the unaccented letter before the accented one - so for example, change "áudio" to either "audio", or "aáudio".

Then sort the list; everything should now be in the correct order. All you need to do is go back and edit the relevant tags to restore the accented letters or delete any added unaccented letters.

Of course there is a problem if you need to add another tag later as any subsequent sorting will put the tags with names with accented letters at the end again. Unfortunately there isn't any other option except to repeat the above process to ensure the tags are sorted correctly.
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Jorge Aramuni

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Thanks very much, Alex! I'll follow your suggestion. Yes, I'll have to repeat the process, since it is a big map, but that's ok. This is a necessary upgrade for upcoming Mindmanager editions: having the ability to sort tags alphabetically, regardless of accents.