WL#5212: General collation
Affects: Server-Prototype Only — Status: Un-Assigned — Priority: Very High
Adopt general collations which follow standards and are consistent across many character sets. Start with new general collations for latin9.
Two collations for latin9 which are based on Unicode UCA and no tailoring. Like latin1_general_ci and latin1_general_cs 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 collations are latin9_general_520_ci latin9_general_520_cs The Rules --------- For a "general" collation, we have a choice: 1 Use the CLDR rules for English 2 Do whatever we did for latin1_general_ci 3 Stop with DUCET UCA, no special rules. Peter Gulutzan thinks we'll pick '3'. So far nobody has said otherwise. The _cs is the same as the _ci except it's case sensitive. The complete character list --------------------------- See section "The complete character list" in WL#5170 Swedish collation. The only different weights are for the characters (none listed so far), 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 what we want for 'general'.
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