Sorting strangeness

Paul Dupuis paul at researchware.com
Mon Sep 16 14:01:43 EDT 2019


Thanks Bob for being one of the folks on the list who always tries to 
offer a solutions for people.

That said, I have solutions a plenty. My real question is for LIVECODE, 
LTD or perhaps someone like Mark Waddingham who could actually tell 
whether this is the expected behavior (not a BUG, but probably should be 
documented) or an aberrant behavior (a BUG and should be reported)


On 9/16/2019 12:16 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
> This does not answer the why, but as far as case specific, you can sort lines of <original text> by word 1 of each ascending text
>
> Bob S
>
>
>> On Sep 16, 2019, at 09:10 , Paul Dupuis via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> Okay, here is a Monday morning puzzler for folks:
>>
>> Take the following text:
>>
>> Chinese 中文
>> Georgian ქართული
>> Arabic عربى
>> Greek Ελληνικά
>> Russian русский
>> Norwegian Norsk
>>
>> "sort lines of <original text> ascending international" produces exactly what is expected:
>>
>> Arabic عربى
>> Chinese 中文
>> Georgian ქართული
>> Greek Ελληνικά
>> Norwegian Norsk
>> Russian русский
>>
>> However, "sort lines of <original text> ascending text" produces:
>>
>> Arabic عربى
>> Chinese 中文
>> Georgian ქართული
>> Greek Ελληνικά
>> Russian русский
>> Norwegian Norsk
>>
>> Now, WHY should Russian appear BEFORE Norwegian with R before N in treating it as a straight ASCII sort ("text")???
>>
>> Try it yourself in LC9.0.5rc1. Is this a BUG? or should unpredictable results be expected if using a default (as "text" is the default) sort of text in LC9.0.5?
>>
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