[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: