[development] Reverse iconv encoding for sorting of international arrays

Gabor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Thu Jan 11 21:50:59 UTC 2007

On Thu, 11 Jan 2007, Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
>> Indeed, PHP supports locale aware sorting. Unfortunately all is only nice 
>> in PHP 6 (see http://www.php.net/i18n_loc_set_default for a nice 
>> example). The question is if sort() supports utf8 sorting by the surrent 
>> system locale properly (it sorts by ASCII code by default). I did not try 
>> this before.
> Neither did I, but I know that you can set the locale using setlocale just 
> fine. It is unclear to me how i18n_loc_set_default is different from this.

PHP 6 is all based on utf8, and this is implemented with the IBM ICU 
library on the backend. That function sets the locale used in the ICU 
operations, not the system locale.


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