Gerard Meijssen wrote:
The point of this thread is that the collation is not
well. A hack is proposed and in my opinion it makes better sense
to apply what is effectively the standard for collation.
Gerard, I don't think you are being helpful. My point in
proposing the DEFAULTSORT hack (which is totally ugly), is that
the WMF technicians are unable to address the issue. If they were
able to "apply a standard", bug 164 would not have been open for
more than four years. Sure, there are standards and they should
be implemented at the database level (in MySQL, not in MediaWiki),
which I think they are in MySQL version 6. It remains an open
question how many more years will we have to wait for WMF to
upgrade to that version. In the mean time, perhaps we should start
(today?) to use DEFAULTSORT more aggressively?
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se