[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#737323: [mediawiki] Incorrect sorting (articles in French)

Filipus Klutiero chealer at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 17:41:20 UTC 2014

Package: mediawiki
Version: 1:1.19.5-1+deb7u1
Severity: important
Tags: upstream

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.

Filipus Klutiero

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