Sorting notation

Markus Scherer at
Fri Feb 14 10:26:07 CST 2014

You need a reset point to say where in the UCA/CLDR universe this rule
chain goes.

The default collation puts lowercase first. Normally you reset to a
lowercase character and tailor variations to that, otherwise the few
characters you tailor are inconsistent with the rest of Unicode.
Implementations like ICU provide parametric settings (no need for rules) to
specify uppercase first.

You should only reorder characters that the default order does not already
have where you need them. For example, reset at each base letter, unless
you want to reorder them relative to each other's default order.

See also
especially about "Minimal Rules".

You can try out collation rules and settings at

Best regards,
Google Internationalization Engineering
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