Mark A. Mandel
Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Fri May 4 17:17:12 UTC 2001
On the branching topic of the proper or preferred way to alphabetize Roman
letters outside the 26 "standard" ones, I call to your attention an
upcoming holiday (from
7.0 Afterword. On Þornsday, 9 June 1994, CEN/TC304 resolved that in a
default multilingual European sort, ÞORN shall be sorted as a separate
letter after Z. Subsequently, ISO/TC37/SC2/WG3 resolved that in its work on
alphabetical ordering, ÞORN shall be sorted as a separate letter after Z.
Most recently, JTC1/SC22/WG20 resolved that in its work of producing a
default multilingual sort for ISO/IEC 10646, ÞORN shall be sorted as a
separate letter after Z.
(In case you don't receive it correctly, the character repeatedly appearing
before "ORN" or "orn" is a capital thorn.)
5.0 Colophon. It's so easy a child can do it....
A, bé, cé, dé, e, eff, gé,
eptir kemur há, í, ká,
ell, emm, enn, ó, einnig pé,
ætla eg qú þar standi hjá.
Err, ess, té, ú er þar næst,
ex, ý, zeta, þorn, æ, ö,--
allt stafrofið er svo næst
í erendin þessi lítil tvö.
--Gunnar Pálsson, Barna-gull
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