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Re: Subversion 1.4.6 : 3 tests fail when locale is set to Turkish (tr_TR.UTF-8)

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2007-12-26 02:10:31 CET

David Glasser wrote:
> On Dec 25, 2007 5:00 PM, Branko Čibej <brane@xbc.nu> wrote:
>
>> David Glasser wrote:
>>
>>> Out of curiosity, how are completely non-Latin languages affected by our CLI?
>>>
>>> Like, do Russians have to completely switch their input method in
>>> order to type out COMMITTED in Latin?
>>>
>>>
>> I don't believe so. All Russian character sets that I'm aware of do
>> contain the latin alphabet.
>>
>
> Ah. So the issue with Turkish is that it's different enough from
> Latin to have this issue, but not different enough to have a complete
> disjoint copy of Latin inside it.
>

Actually, modern Turkish script *is* (accented) latin, in that respect
it's no different than a zillion other latin scripts. It's just that
Turkish collation and case-folding rules are slightly different than
you'd expect in an English-speaking world. For that matter -- so are
French ones; look up the rules for accented lowercase letters in French.
Or the rules for the German ß. Nothing is ever simple.

-- Brane

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