Författare: Christian Rose (menthos_at_gnu.org)
Datum: 2003-07-14 13:36:13
mån 2003-07-14 klockan 12.06 skrev Janne: > > So there's a direct conflict between these recommendations. My personal > > opinion, and this is probably at least a part of why the current Swedish > > glibc locale also uses the period format, is that since the locale is > > there mainly for user presentation and formatting, the main compelling > > reasons for using the colon format, data interchageability, are less > > relevant. Also, in my perception, the period format, being used in > > official time tables and the like, has more of an official value to it. > > From my experience (and I have mailed separately about it to Petter), > the colon format is becoming more common than the dot format. The main > exception is, as you say, in timetables, and in hand-written text. I > also happen to feel that if there is a conflict between a format > standard and codified language rules, we should go for the standard, > thus, in time, changing the rules. > > On the whole, this is a pretty small issue, however; we could choose > either format, and 99.9% of users would never notice it either way, as > both notations are common and interchangeable. Indeed. I would on the other hand prefer to keep the period format in glibc for now, at least until the colon format gets more commonly used in official uses. > > > correct sorting order for V v W w > > > --------------------------------- > > > > > > What is the correct sorting order of the following lines when using > > > the sv_SE locale? > > > > > > V > > > v > > > W > > > w > > > > > > At the moment, it is sorted 'w v W v'. Is this correct? I was > > > expecting it to sort like 'w W v V' or 'v V w W', and was a bit > > > surprised to discover this. Reading the specifications, it is a but > > > hard to know how this should be handled. > > > > The current glibc sorting is correct regarding this matter. It should > > indeed be sorted "w v W v". [...] > > Don't you mean "w v W V", or am I missing something? Yes, obviously it should be "w v W V" above. > Also, I learned that capitalized letters always sort before > uncapitalized ones. As I mentioned separately, this rule I learned in > grammar school quite a lot of years ago, so it may have changed. The rule is that uncapitalized letters should be sorted before capitalized ones, and I doubt that rule has changed during time. You can read about this also in Svenska skrivregler. Christian
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