WL#5211: Spanish collation
Affects: Server-Prototype Only — Status: Un-Assigned — Priority: Very High
Adopt a Spanish collation which follows standards and is consistent across many character sets. Start with a new Spanish collation for latin9.
A collation for latin9 which is based on Unicode UCA and CLDR Spanish tailoring. Like latin1_spanish_ci but without the bugs and more like the standards. Principles ---------- New collations are based on Unicode Collation Algorithm (UCA), and are tailored according to Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) from the Unicode site. Fuller description of the principles is in WL#5170 Swedish collation. Names ----- Since the convention is character set name _ language name _ UCA version _ case-insensitivity abbreviation the new collation is latin9_spanish_520_ci The Rules --------- The tailoring rules come from the CLDR file es.xml, attached to this worklog task, or through these steps: Go to http://cldr.unicode.org/ Click "CLDR Releases/Downloads" Click "CLDR 1.7.2" Click "core.zip" Unzip core.zip Copy ./common/collation/es.xml Remember that, according to "Principles", any ligatures are sorted as equal to the first character of the expansion, because we want to keep the collations simple (one weight per character, primary weights only). So Peter Gulutzan thinks these are the rules: For es.xml collation_type="standard" (not "traditional"): Ñ > N This passage in the CLDR for collation_type="standard" is hard to understand: " <reset>ae</reset> <s>æ</s> <t>Æ</t> " For our limited purpose, it appears we must say Æ = A. The complete character list --------------------------- See section "The complete character list" in WL#5170 Swedish collation. The only different weights are for the characters Æ Ñ as described in section "Rules" above, and we won't use any of the Swedish tailoring. Some Problems ------------- Before we can accept this task, we need to agree: * The "Principles" agreed for WL#5170 are okay generally. * The "Rules" section above correctly reflects CLDR es.xml * The CLDR es.xml does not contain errors.
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