Re: Collation TR

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu Jan 07 1999 - 15:36:23 EST

I'm concerned that this collation algorithm will break in Unicode 3.0,
because of the arrival of the new Han characters. Presumably the
non-cultural sorting will result from a merge of the main block
with the new block, but this will not be easily achievable, given
that the primary weights of Han characters are defined to be
just their Unicode codepoints. It would be clearly undesirable
to make the sort order of Han characters depend on the date of their
addition to the Unicode Standard!

What is the reason for not making all secondary keys backwards,
as in the DIS? Is there strong practice requiring a forward

John Cowan
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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