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Re: Support in sort for human-readable numbers

From: Vitali Lovich
Subject: Re: Support in sort for human-readable numbers
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 19:37:11 -0500

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 6:41 PM, Matthew Woehlke
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Vitali Lovich wrote:
>> Additionally, you've got problems like mu for micro, which I'm not
>> even sure can be represented in ASCII.
> I know I use "u" in this case. I'm not sure how wide-spread that is (or if
> it's even not a personal quirk, though I want to say I've seen it
> elsewhere).
Of course, that's what I use as well when typing stuff out on the
computer.  However, there are ways to display it in Windows (ascii
code 181 as well as various alt-codes & codepage numbers).  I'm sure
you can do so with Linux as well given it's all utf-8.  The point is,
do you accept both u & µ?  Do you only accept µ?  If you accept only
u, then how do you deal with any µ's that come up (this is also
impossible to determine without a priori knowledge about the input
stream which cannot exist in sort)


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