[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#737323: [mediawiki] Incorrect sorting (articles in French)
chealer at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 17:41:20 UTC 2014
MediaWiki always had important sorting bugs. Even in French, sorts are binary, so 'É' sorts after 'F'. See https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=164
I'm not aware of all the work done on this issue but 1.17+ is supposed to support better sorting when $wgCategoryCollation is set to uca-default. On a wheezy server, even after manually setting that, sorting is incorrect. I even got crashes ("MediaWiki does not support ICU locale "root"").
The latest versions should suppot more collations, such as uca-fr. Maybe these would work.
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