Jay Blanchard wrote:
> [snip]
>> [snip]
>> How can order by be forced to order alphabetically and ignore accents
>> without stripping the accents for printout? This is a problem for both
>> caps & normal letters.
>> [/snip]
>> Definitely an SQL question. What character set are you using in your
>> database? Is the accent the first character of the string or is this a
>> multi-byte character? 
> utf8 general
> the accents are French - including first character and others in the
> words...
> e.g. Érable comes up before Autres; and Céréales appears before Café...
> I imagine it's a collation (character set) problem. I don't know what to
> use to eliminate this problem. Should the collation be latin1 swedish_ci
> ? I have never received a definitive response even on this list. :-(
> And this is an ever recurring problem as I work with several languages
> which all have accents...
> [/snip]
> Have you considered asking on the list of the database of your choice? Like 
> the MySQL list? 
They're not as nice as the guys on this list... usually ;-)

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