Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] UTF-8 and Compression
Author Paul Reeves
On Tuesday 01 March 2005 09:37, Olivier Mascia wrote:

> So a simplified view of what a collation table would be is a simple map
> of some unicode values to some other binary value. To sort according to
> the collation, the sort of the characters is done based on their
> unicode value passed through that map. Any character not considered by
> the collation is not in the map and sorts according to its original
> unicode value.

How are descending sorts ordered? I can see one argument that says
characters outside the collation char set should still get sorted to the
bottom of the list. But on the other hand some users might reasonably
expect to see a full descending sort.

Paul Reeves
Supporting users of Firebird and InterBase