Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sorting text correctly according to language rules

Sorting text in different languages into a proper order is a tricky thing. Collation rules can be quite complicated. If you have a static body of text then the simplest way to sort it is by using the relevant Word feature if you are on Windows or Openoffice on other platforms.

So copy the lines to be sorted into world. Select the whole text and choose Sort from the Table menu.

That's it. You can even choose the sort order there.

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