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[REBOL] Re: Collation sequence - proper and efficient sorting of national accent

From: gscottjones::mchsi::com at: 12-May-2002 6:31

From: "Geza Lakner MD"
> Hello REBOLers, > > Is there a way to set a national collation sequence for string > SORTing in the SYSTEM object? Defining a per character comparator > for SORT/COMPARE would be an overkill in terms of speed and > efficacy. Thus, is there a way to use the native SORT with speed for > ordering national accented characters (which would be otherwise at > the very end of the "English" alphabet :-( ) ?
Hi, Geza, As a special challenge for myself, I undertook the Czech alphabet last year. It was a special challenge both because I didn't know the Czech language and because the Czech alphabet had several special cases (namely "ch"). Here is a link to the first release I did for the Czech alphabet: A character was missing, so the following contained the final character map: This was just one approach that I could envision at the time. If I recall correctly, Volker had some other ideas, so you may want to check more of the various threads to see some of the ideas and pitfalls that were discovered: Here was the post that began the challenge: Here was the post that began the next sequence: The final sequence began with the first link given in this current email. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck. --Scott Jones