Keld J|rn Simonsen wrote:
> Well, the aa is sorted as an å also in foreign words and names
> according to official Danish sorting rules as prescribed by the
> "Retskrivningsordbogen" approved by Danish parliament, when
> the "aa" denotes one sound, such as in the german city Aachen or
> the Dutch word kraal.
And rightly so. Sorting, after all, is done for the benefit
of the user of the sorted content. It benefits me nothing
(supposing I know no Danish) to have Danish names in "aa"
sorted somewhere after Z; I want them sorted at the beginning
of the As. A Danish person would have the opposite expectation.
-- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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