Bug 10294 - folded collating sequence for en_US
folded collating sequence for en_US
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
6.1
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2000-03-21 22:23 EST by michal
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-22 10:52:58 EDT
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Description michal 2000-03-21 22:23:25 EST
At least on Alpha, but maybe also on other platoform a collating
sequence supplied in /usr/share/locale/en_US/LC_COLLATE
seems to fold upper and lower case thus rendering sorting utilities
rather ineffective.  The reason I suspect that is that in order to
restore some sanity in sort one has to unset both LANG and LC_ALL
environment variables.  If at least one of these is set to en_US
then sort colapses.

Curiously enough 'ls' also appears to consult LC_COLLATE if one
of variables above is set but it is not affected by this bogosity.

  Nichal Jaegermann
  michal@harddata.com
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-03-22 09:49:59 EST
(changed to all platforms, it affects all of them)
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 10:52:59 EDT
assign to jakub
Comment 3 Jakub Jelinek 2000-09-04 11:47:48 EDT
That's how en_US collation should look like (the case of characters matters
only when the strings are equal in case insensitive comparison).
Basically, if you want ASCII sorting, use POSIX/C locale, if you want the
sorting people have been doing for centuries, use your locale.
ls is still using strcmp while it should use strcoll, it will be changed
in the future.

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