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Query:   For Query: 11.12 Sorting Software
Author:  Hana Skoumalova
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Computational Linguistics

Summary:   Thanks to:

Sabine Bartsch
Tylman Ule
Sean M. Burke
Keith J. Miller

for their responses. It seems that I did not say clearly enough what I
wanted, but in spite of it I got the answer.

I needed a simple utility that provides bi-level sorting according to
sorting rules given for a particular language. Keith J. Miller suggested
locales, but they are not working for all languages. For Czech, for
example, I do not get standard Czech sorting but some kind of
well-tempered sorting of Latin-2 table. The glyph "ch" is not sorted
between "h" and "i" but between "ce" and "ci".

Sean M. Burke wrote the Perl module Sort::ArbBiLex that does exactly
what I need. It is easy to define one's own sorting order, and to sort
different lists in different way. The module can be obtained at .

Best regards,

Hana Skoumalova Institute of Theoretical & Computational Linguistics
Charles University
tel: +420 2 24491858 Celetna 13, 110 00 Praha 1 Czech Republic

LL Issue: 11.78
Date Posted: 17-Jan-2000
Original Query: Read original query


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