Sorting notation

Markus Scherer at
Tue Feb 25 15:29:53 CST 2014

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at> wrote:

> 2014-02-24 20:38 GMT+01:00 Richard Wordingham <
> richard.wordingham at>:
> My understanding of the meaning of the notation is that:
>> 1) ạ is to have the same number and type of collation elements as á
>> currently has;
>> 2) The last collation element of ạ that has a positive weight at level
>> 2 is to be immediately before the corresponding collation element of
>> á at the secondary level;
>> 3) No collation element is to be ordered between these two collation
>> elements; and
>> 4) Their other collation elements are to be the same.
> I disagree with point your point (1).

Philippe, Richard is correct with what the specific example of
    &[before 2]á << ạ

should yield according to

Your opinions are not based on the LDML collation tailoring spec, but you
make it sound like they are.

I suggest the two of you agree on which spec to discuss, or you clarify
that what you are doing is comparing the LDML spec with some other spec (I
don't know which one that is).

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