[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 :-( ) ?
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.