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[REBOL] Re: Hungarian Alphabet Sort (was Re: Collation sequence - proper ...

From: sunandadh::aol::com at: 13-May-2002 19:19

> Specifying collation > order for strings is the first step to internationalization. Being Europe a > huge and linguistically not homogenous market, RT should adopt > a "plugin"-style localization: the 'locale object seems to be a right > place to this, i.e. putting custom collation sequences there
It's worth someone from RT taking a look at how MySQL handles adding new character sets and collating sequences -- it's pretty complete. Although it's worth pointing out that they don't handle all the subtleties needed across Europe. One tiny example. German names in phone books may have a different collating sequence to words in a dictionary, and Austrian phone books use a different ordering to German ones. Useful Mysql reference: Sunanda.