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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 13:04:20 -0500
W. E. Perry wrote:
> Some sense of how many
> layers of such cultural information must be stripped, and then re-introduced by
> degrees, is apparent in John Cowan's example of the sort order of Icelandic
Just so, though I would characterize it as "the Icelandic sort order of names".
The difference is subtle-but-profound: Icelanders may expect to see even
non-Icelandic names sorted this way, whereas non-Icelanders may expect to see
even Icelandic names sorted otherwise.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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