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Re: How to compare strings?


From: Malte Spiess
Subject: Re: How to compare strings?
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 15:19:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.95 (gnu/linux)

Maciej Katafiasz <address@hidden> writes:

> Den Sun, 29 Apr 2007 22:06:29 +0200 skrev Lennart Borgman (gmail):
>
>> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> 
>>> Because characters that have different order depending on the language
>>> have different codepoints inside Emacs, and thus the issue doesn't
>>> exist.
>>> 
>>> Or am I missing something?
>> 
>> I think that sorting differs more than that between different languages. 
>> Or at least it used to do that. Perhaps things have changed today, I am 
>> not sure.
>
> It does.
>
> Swedish:
> a ae o oe å ä ö
>
> German:
> a å ä ae o ö oe

Well, in Estonian it's even worse, since here the z is between the s and
the t (going r s z t u v) - so even with normal letters the sorting is
different. I should add that "z" is not part of the normal Estonian
alphabet, but you sort in foreign words like this.

> Cheers,
> Maciej

Greetings
Malte


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