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Bug 123919 - Sorting of user-defined document properties uses US-ASCII ordering (it seems)
Summary: Sorting of user-defined document properties uses US-ASCII ordering (it seems)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
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4.1.0.4 release
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
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Blocks: File-Properties
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Reported: 2019-03-07 07:59 UTC by Ulrich Windl
Modified: 2019-03-12 19:42 UTC (History)
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Description Ulrich Windl 2019-03-07 07:59:22 UTC
Individual entries in the user-defined document properties appear to be sorted incorrectly (I suspect in US-ASCII order).
For Example: 'Ä' follows 'Z'.

See also enhancement request in Bug 123918.
Comment 1 Ulrich Windl 2019-03-07 08:02:36 UTC
In the dialog to insert such user-defined field values, the ordering is correct ('Z' follows 'Ä'), however.
Comment 2 raal 2019-03-11 08:29:09 UTC
confirm with Version: 6.3.0.0.alpha0+
Build ID: 732d630c3d2a168c725c18e4dd8df7a0a4f85566
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.15; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 

and Version 4.1.0.0.alpha0+ (Build ID: efca6f15609322f62a35619619a6d5fe5c9bd5a)
Comment 3 Thomas Lendo 2019-03-12 19:42:15 UTC
Would be really good to have a more logical order for non-English users.

As an example: user Jeeped described it in the following MS help comment: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/excel-sorting-is-not-in-ascii-order/36a6d145-89e5-44b9-b0c4-e49c92135808 (see also his linked Excel file with a sort order)

"The soft order that Excel uses has to do with language. If a strict ASCII code ordinal was used, a lower case a would come after the upper case Z and several special characters. When Excel sorts alphabetic strings, all of the following characters come before a B,
A a ª Á á À à Â â Ä ä Ã ã Å å Æ æ
... which makes more sense when sorting alphabetic strings in a multilingual product. ..."