Trouble sorting lists (unicode/locale related?)
jepler at unpythonic.net
Sun Sep 21 16:25:38 CEST 2003
On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 02:10:16PM +0200, Peter Otten wrote:
> Try setting the appropriate locale first:
> import locale
> locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, ("no", None))
> Then for a case-insensitive sort:
> should do (disclaimer: all untested).
If this did work, then you can use the DSU pattern like so:
decorated_wordlist = [(locale.strxfrm(w), w) for w in wordlist]
wordlist[:] = [i for i in decorated_wordlist]
from "man strxfrm"
The strxfrm() function transforms the src string into a form such that
the result of strcmp() on two strings that have been transformed with
strxfrm() is the same as the result of strcoll() on the two strings
before their transformation. The first n characters of the transformed
string are placed in dest. The transformation is based on the pro-
gram’s current locale for category LC_COLLATE. (See setlocale(3)).
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