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Re: sorting Chinese characters

by punch_card_don (Curate)
on Feb 01, 2013 at 13:39 UTC ( #1016545=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to sorting Chinese characters

If it were me, I think I'd step back from the problem a moment and ask myself if trying to synchronize two independent sorting mechanisms is really what I want. Sounds like a potential source of on-going headaches.

Would assigning a unique identifier that defines order on both systems work in the given situation?

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

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Re^2: sorting Chinese characters
by larryk (Friar) on Feb 02, 2013 at 04:00 UTC
    The key in the index is unique the Unicode standard is supposed to define the order. I was rather hoping I could depend on that, since it is supposed to be a standard.

    Looks like my options are:

    • I could use the ordinal value of the characters and do a numeric sort instead of a textual sort. That's what I was suggesting in point 2 above.
    • The only other option is to ditch my Perl index creation and rewrite it in C# so that the index creation and the index usage are both using exactly the same sorting library. Not sure I want to go there yet, though.
    Any other options?
    perl -le "s,,reverse killer,e,y,rifle,lycra,,print"

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