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Re: subtle sort bug?

From: gregory mott
Subject: Re: subtle sort bug?
Date: 01 Jul 2003 22:59:59 +0100

On Tue, 2003-07-01 at 21:43, Paul Eggert wrote: 
> gregory mott <address@hidden> writes:
> > for example, en_IN repeatably produces proper results, but en_AU
> > repeatably fails to handle some special characters properly.
> I reproduced your results on my host (Debian GNU/Linux 3.0r1).
> However, on my host what you were doing was a user error, as en_IN
> uses UTF-8 encoding but en_AU uses ISO-8859-1, and those two encodings
> are incompatible.
> Your email used UTF-8, so most likely your /tmp/sos file was UTF-8 (as
> was mine).  One can't reliably sort a UTF-8 file using an ISO-8859-1
> locale, so it wouldn't be surprising that an en_AU sort misfired.

can you point me to an appropriate RTFM that ideally would layout what
encodings are used by what locales, or how to tell what encoding you
have/need, etc usw?

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