Re: Regular expressions in Unicode (Was: Ethiopic text)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Mar 13 1998 - 12:35:39 EST

Peter Westlake wrote:

> Kolbjrn wrote:
> > Would not something like:
> >
> > Aa:::::::,Bb,Cc:,Dd,Ee:,Ff,Gg,Hh,
> > I:i,Jj,Kk,Ll,Mm,Nn:,O
> > o:::::,Pp,Qq,Rr,Ss,Tt,Uu:,Vv,Ww,Xx,Yy:,Zz.
> >
> > be apropriate for english searching?
> Yes. In fact, that could be the value of the ordered equivalence
> class for letters in English, except that I think you are including
> extra information about how letters sort within each class.

How's that again? The Y to equivalence would seem to be
purely Nordic, certainly not English. English would probably
expect to see collate with U.

But then see my .sig for the pitfalls of such reasoning!

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (FW 16.5)

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