May 26, 2018

Perl module to make sort functions for arbitrary sort orders

Writing systems for different languages usually have specific sort orders for the glyphs characters, or clusters of characters that each writing system uses. For well-known national languages, these different sort orders or someone’s idea of them are formalized in the locale for each such language, on operating system flavors that support locales. However, there are problems with locales; cf. the perllocale manpage.

This module is meant to provide an alternative to locale-based sorting.