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

From: Peter Westlake (peter@harlequin.co.uk)
Date: Fri Mar 13 1998 - 18:22:23 EST


At 09:27 1998/03/13 -0800, John Cowan wrote:
>Peter Westlake wrote:
>
>> Kolbjrn Aamb@unicode.org 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.

Make that, "those bits that I bothered to read looked English" :-)

Peter.



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