CLDR Ticket #5588(accepted spec)
add variant of alternate=shifted that is consistent with the rest of the UCA
|Reported by:||markus||Owned by:||markus|
I looked into the details of the alternate=Shifted and Shift-Trimmed collation options, and found that they produce strange and surprising (to me) results. I wrote an ICU User Guide chapter explaining the various options and their results: http://userguide.icu-project.org/collation/customization/ignorepunct
I propose that we add a variant of "Shifted" that is consistent with the rest of the UCA, that is, it yields behavior on quaternary level consistent with normal behavior on secondary and tertiary levels. It is the last option in the new chapter. Implementation-wise it is a minor tweak of Shifted.
I am not sure what to call this option. It should probably have been the "Shifted" behavior when that was first introduced. For this proposed addition, I suggested Shifted-High, Mark suggested Variable-After. Shifted-consistent-with-the-rest-of-UCA?? See the new ICU User Guide chapter for details.
- Owner changed from anybody to markus
- Status changed from new to assigned
- Type changed from enhancement to spec
- Component changed from uca to collation