From: Adam Twardoch (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 11 2006 - 08:01:10 CDT
Philippe Verdy wrote:
> I trust Germany for choosing the appropriate prefered orthography.
Yes. For German language.
> The truth is that this is more a orthographic feature of German rather than simply a sort order problem.
I must admit that I don’t understand what point you are trying to make.
We all agree that if you want to sort in German, you use the German
sorting rules, while if you want locale-insensitive sort, you should use
sorting rules that are most intuitive to the general public. Speakers of
other languages are not aware of the "UE" convention -- you see it often
enough when German names are printed in non-German-language newspapers.
> because a umlaut over a capital U is often difficult to see distinct from a capital U without umlaut).
Difficult to see where?
> Sorting it as "UE" makes a visual clue that the umlaut is present and required.
Provided that the reader is aware of the "ue" convention. Most
non-German readers are not.
-- Adam Twardoch http://www.twardoch.com/
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