[Bug localedata/17750] wrong collation order of diacritics in most locales

keld at keldix dot com sourceware-bugzilla@sourceware.org
Wed Nov 29 13:19:00 GMT 2017


https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=17750

--- Comment #17 from keld at keldix dot com <keld at keldix dot com> ---
Probably also for all English language locales, and African language locales,
where French influence is big, and the use of accented characters in the
african
language in question, eg Swahili, is very limited.

Best regards
keld

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 03:10:28PM +0200, Keld Simonsen wrote:
> Well all french language locales should be diacrit backward.
> fr_FR, fr_BE, fr_CH and others.
> 
> Also other languages, where french words and names are the biggest source
> of multiple accented characters should have diacrit backward.
> This goes for Danish (my own language), Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch.
> 
> Best regards
> keld
> 
> On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 10:57:48AM +0000, cvs-commit at gcc dot gnu.org wrote:
> > https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=17750
> > 
> > 
> >     The only locale which currently needs backward accents sorting is fr_CA.
> >     Therefore, forward accents sorting should be the default.
> > 
> >     Before this patch, backwards accent sorting was the default and all
> >     locales except fr_CA had to use
> > 
> >         define DIACRIT_FORWARD
> > 
> >     before
> > 
> >         copy "iso14651_t1"
> > 
> >     Most locales didn???t do that and thus got the inappropriate backwards
> > accents sorting
> >     by accident. Now only the fr_CA locale needs to use
> > 
> >         define DIACRIT_BACKWARD
> > 
> >     before
> > 
> >         copy "iso14651_t1"
> > 
> >     Original patch slightly modified by: Mike FABIAN <mfabian@redhat.com>

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