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

From: Erkki Kolehmainen (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2006 - 10:10:33 CDT

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    If the ordering requirements are for Latin characters used in Europe,
    then the European Ordering Rules (EOR) is a more suitable choice than
    the UCA. Although the characters are not ordered according to any
    specific language, there is a European consensus behind this. For local
    European ordering, I'm advocating the use of the UCA at the bottom,
    overlaid by the EOR, overlaid by the ordering rules for the local
    majority language, overlaid by the required minority language ordering
    rules (e.g. for the other Sámi languages in two layers, with Northern
    Sámi as the base). For the stated purpose, EOR would probably suffice.

    Erkki I. Kolehmainen

    Adam Twardoch wrote:

    > Philippe Verdy wrote:
    >> That's not true for all languages. In German, "München" (the city of
    >> Munich in Germany) sorts like "MUENCHEN", not like "MUNCHEN"...
    > Yes, but in English, Czech, Polish, Italian or Spanish, it sorts like
    > "MUNCHEN".
    > If you need to sort in a locale-neutral manner, the UCA is a good solution.

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