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LC_COLLATE Subcategories
The following key words belong to the
LC_COLLATE
category:
Table 5·4. LC_COLLATE Subcategories
Subcategory
Function
Keyword
collating-element Defines a multi-character, collating-element symbol composed of
two characters.
order-start
Denotes the start of the list of collating-element entries that
define the collating sequence.
order-end
Marks the end of the list of collating-element entries that define
the collating sequence.
A collation sequence defines the relative order between collating elements in the
locale. This order is expressed in terms of collation values that are assigned in
the order they occur (ascending), to each of the collating elements.
The collating element may be a single character or a multi-character (limited
to 2 bytes) element. The collating order is achieved by explicitly ordering the
collating elements between the order _start and order _end keywords. The
collating element entry is of the form
collating-identifier [primary-weight; [secondary-weight]]
where, collating-identifier is one of the following:
• a single character element
• a multi character element (two- to-one character code pair)
• ellipsis
• the special keyword "UNDEFINED"
(N ote that primary-weight and secondary-weight are optional.)
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