Re: [OT?] Modifying (Unicode) sorting of languages using diacritics in MS Word and MS SQL Server

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Fri Feb 27 2004 - 21:54:35 EST

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    > [PA] Yes, the GUI tool is very nice. So easy to use in theory that I
    > don't understand why it is only available in English (i.e. one does not
    > need to be a techie and "thus" know English to be able or want to use
    > this tool).

    Well, the tool is localizable, but none of the subsidiaries have yet
    expressed the desire. One never knows what the future may hold though....

    > [PA] Let me be reasonable as you kindly suggest, how about proper French
    > Canadian (CAN/CSA Z243.4.1 standard (which you most probably know) and
    > ISO/IEC 14651 with the delta corresponding to the latter) or Khmer sorting

    I am unaware of any specific non-conformant pieces in Windows in regard to
    the former standard.

    Proper linguistic sorting for Khmer is a *lot* more complicated. It is not
    there now, definitely.

    MichKa [MS]
    NLS Collation/Locale/Keyboard Development
    Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies

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