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1.1 Glossary

This document uses the following terms:

alternate sort: Specifies an alternate collation for a language that has multiple methods for sorting data. For example, German has both "Dictionary" and "Phone Book" sorts. "Dictionary" sorting (de-DE) is the default for German, but developers can specify the alternate "Phone Book" sort (de-DE_phoneb) explicitly.

Chinese BIG5 order: Ideographs are ordered according to the code point values of the Taiwanese BIG5 industrial standard.

Chinese radical/stroke order: Ideographs are ordered according to radical stroke count.

Chinese Unicode order: Deprecated. Identical to the default sort information used for English.

Georgian modern order: An order for the Georgian language that places archaic characters that are no longer used at the end of the alphabet.

Georgian traditional order: An order for the Georgian language that intersperses archaic characters that are no longer used among the rest of the alphabet in their traditional places.

German phone book order: An order that equates Ä, Ö, and Ü with AE, OE, and UE, respectively (commonly used in German phone books).

Hungarian default order: The typical expected alphabetical order for the Hungarian language.

Hungarian technical order: A sort order that places capital letters before lowercase ones, unlike most sorts, which sort lowercase first.

Japanese radical/stroke sort order: Ideographs are ordered by their radical and stroke components, much like an ideographic dictionary might do.

Japanese Unicode order: Deprecated. Identical to the default sort information used for English, except that the backslash (\) is equal to the currency symbol, 0x00A5, the yen sign.

Japanese XJIS order: Ideographs are ordered according to the code point values of the [JIS X 208] and [JIS X 212] government standards.

Korean KSC order: Ideographs are ordered according to the Korean Hangul pronunciation, as specified in the Korean [KSC5601] government standard.

Korean Unicode order: Deprecated. Identical to the default sort information used for English, except that the backslash (\) is equal to the currency symbol, 0x20A9, the won sign.

neutral locale: A locale describing a language without any region-specific information.

PRC Chinese phonetic order: Ideographs are ordered according to their A to Z pronunciation order.

PRC Chinese stroke count order: Ideographs are ordered according to their stroke count.

specific locale: A locale describing a language that has a qualifying regional variant. For example, variants for English can be en-US or en-GB.

Traditional Chinese Bopomofo order: Ideographs are ordered by their most common Mandarin pronunciation, using the Chinese Bopomofo order of the pronunciations.

MAY, SHOULD, MUST, SHOULD NOT, MUST NOT: These terms (in all caps) are used as defined in [RFC2119]. All statements of optional behavior use either MAY, SHOULD, or SHOULD NOT.

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