--- Comment #5 from Roan Kattouw <roan.katt...@gmail.com> 2010-08-04 11:42:27
(In reply to comment #4)
> I do not know the actual implementation in mediawiki, but in every programming
> language i recently worked in there are sort-algorithms which do not make a
> difference between 'A' and 'a', so i guess there should be one for php.
Yes, you can sort case-insensitively in PHP just fine, but you can't
(efficiently) do so in MySQL. Like with the category thing, we'd have to add a
new column to hold the 'normalized' username and sort by that instead. For
English 'normalized' can just be all lowercase, but for other languages you'll
want to sort accented characters in all sorts of interesting ways.
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