- Comparisons are case-sensitive.
- Uppercase letters are greater than lowercase versions of the same letter.
- However, lowercase letters that are later in the alphabet are greater than the uppercase version of the previous letter.
- Two strings are equal if they match identically.
- If two strings are identical except that the second string contains one additional character at the end, the second string is greater.
- A normalized version of a letter is the unaccented, lowercase version of the letter. In string comparison, it is the lowest value of all of its variants.
- a is less than ă.
- However, when compared to b, a = ă.
- The set of Latin normalized characters contains more than 26 characters.
This table illustrates some generalized rules of Latin collation.
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