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Re: sort-lines including non ASCII

From: Teemu Likonen
Subject: Re: sort-lines including non ASCII
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 07:17:53 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.95 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii [2016-07-07 18:23:03+03] wrote:

>> If we are allowed to step outside Emacs filtering lines through (GNU)
>> /usr/bin/sort should do what you want.
> Only if the locale outside Emacs is the one you want to use for
> collation. Emacs is a multilingual environment, so it supports
> multiple collating locales, independently of the system one.

Yes, Emacs is nice, but system's locale is just some installed files and
environment variables. They can be changed too. Here's an example how to
sort lines using locale fi_FI.UTF-8 in GNU systems:

    M-x shell-command-on-region RET LC_COLLATE=fi_FI.UTF-8 sort RET

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