Re: Unicode education in UK Schools

From: Asmus Freytag via Unicode <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2017 13:41:03 -0700
On 7/8/2017 12:28 PM, Richard Wordingham via Unicode wrote:
On Sat, 8 Jul 2017 09:04:39 -0700
Asmus Freytag via Unicode <> wrote:

But some handling
of combining mark (and also the new emoji sequences) would equally
constitute "basic" knowledge, with the Unicode algorithms like
Which major applications actually use the Unicode Collation Algorithm
for sorting, that is for the key comparison part? ICU doesn't.


That's an interesting question, but not necessarily a reason not to use it as a basis for teaching about locale-dependendent sorting. Most students wouldn't continue designing or implementing such an algorithm, but many may write software that uses (or should) use something that's functionally equivalent to UCA (even if different in details).


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