[tex-live] xindy vs utf8 latex

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed May 7 13:01:01 CEST 2014

On 2014-05-07 at 08:46:51 +0000, Lars Madsen wrote:

 > Just out of curiosity what is so wrong with the workaround posted
 > in that TSE answer. Is it because utf8 sorting is very nontriviel?

Sorting is always non-trivial, even in ASCII:

| Lua 5.2.2  Copyright (C) 1994-2013 Lua.org, PUC-Rio
| > print ('a' < 'Z')
| false

> (I still haven't figuired out how to do proper sorting i mysql on
> utf8 data)


If you have to support Danish only, you can implement your own sorting
function using a simple lookup table, otherwise you probably need a
library like ICU.



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