[development] Reverse iconv encoding for sorting of international arrays

Bèr Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Thu Jan 11 20:54:51 UTC 2007

Op donderdag 11 januari 2007 20:37, schreef Gabor Hojtsy:
> Ber, ordering is different by language. Dutch people might have completely
> different rules for ordering for the same letters then Hungarians do.

Yea, now that you say so I realize this too. Stupid I did not thignk of it 

> Using mbstring() functions might help, although those only allow for utf8
> handling, not proper locale handling. If you would like to have a function
> available for Drupal independently of the utf8 function set used, I don't
> think it is available already.

This should not be too hard, since such a function would be similar to 
drupal_convert_to_utf8 in way of checking for installed libs. 

However, as you point out, this is actually locale-dependant. Which means 
that, if I want to make a proper ordering system for tagadelic (or any 
ordered list in Drupal, in fact) I would have to include its ordering 
mechanism in locale.module, or at least make it a locale setting. 

Are there any libraries that do this for PHP already where I can look?

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