Re: Greek accents: sorting order - opinions sought

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen (
Date: Thu Mar 19 1998 - 15:01:43 EST

John Clews writes:

> Greek accents: preferred sorting order
> I have been trying to understand what is the underlying logical value
> of Greek accents when filing monotoniko and/or politoniko Greek
> characters, and would be grateful for any assistance.
> I have been comparing the repertoires and the orders shown in ISO/IEC
> 10646 and in ISO/IEC FCD 14651 - the latter appears to show slight
> variations in ordering of accented characters, unless I have misread
> the listing slightly.
> Both of these international standards/draft standards provide
> monotoniko and polytoniko characters and I am trying to establish
> whether there is a definitive overall order, and I would welcome
> comments to correct any misunderstandings that exist in my chart
> below.
> For instance, I am trying to find out whether a list of several Greek
> letters upsilon, all having different accents or accent combinations,
> would be sorted in the order indicated below, or in some other order.

Please refer to the latest version of the European sorting standard
of the MES subset of ISO/IEC 10646, it contains the specifications
for Greek sorting from the Greek member body of CEN and ISO, ELOT.


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