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Re: [Maposmatic-dev] Re: Common index prefixes for French

From: Maxime Petazzoni
Subject: Re: [Maposmatic-dev] Re: Common index prefixes for French
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 13:04:52 +0100
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* David MENTRE <address@hidden> [2010-03-18 13:02:59]:

> Hello,
> 2010/3/18 Maxime Petazzoni <address@hidden>:
> > The accent ordering problem is known. It's because we can't easily order
> > Unicode strings yet (ordering is language dependent, and a tricky
> > subject of linguistics).
> No. Within the index and when an appropriate locale is selected, we
> are using specialised code (the i18n code you previously mentioned)
> that correctly sorts accents for a given language.

That's not exactly true. We consider the accentued letters to be equal
to their non-accentued counterpart, so it's not real sorting.

But anyway the reason why JGC's index was wrong was because of the lack
of a map index language choice, as you correctly diagnosed.

- Maxime

Maxime Petazzoni <>
 ``One by one, the penguins took away my sanity.''
Linux kernel and software developer at MontaVista Software

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