Re: accented Latin characters sort order, non-language dependant

From: Adam Twardoch (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2006 - 08:01:10 CDT

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    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

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