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Re: strip accents and sorting [was: BibTeX issues]

From: Roland Winkler
Subject: Re: strip accents and sorting [was: BibTeX issues]
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 11:29:29 -0500

On Thu Aug 29 2019 Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: "Roland Winkler" <address@hidden>
> > Now, one solution would be to simply strip off the combining
> > characters by decomposing the characters.  Or is there a possibility
> > to teach a sorting algorithm that the first letter of ä-combine is
> > "the same" as the first letter of ä-umlaut and all this should
> > appear near a-plain instead of past o-plain?
> Both should be possible.  To entirely strip the combining accents, you
> can use ucs-normalize, and then filter out all characters whose
> canonical combining class is non-zero.

Thanks, I need to look at this more carefully.

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