Saturday, February 02, 2013
#CLDR gets the sorting right
When you sort, order will be created in the predetermined way. Another word for such a predetermined way is called the "collation order". When you sort tea, you make sure that only the tea leaves of sufficient quality are left. The characters in the words determine where the word can be found in a sorted list.
The collation order is a standard and, the CLDR is the name of the standard. Unicode, the organisation behind the CLDR has made a big change in the order. From now on, the character of the script of the language take precedence over the Latin script.
This change affects many languages and, there is a document mentioning them all.