On Thursday 18 December 2003 02:55 pm, you wrote: > I found this: > http://www.dbazine.com/gulutzen1a.html > > It doesn't answer the question of how to handle accented vs. unaccented > vowels entirely, but I think it hints that Spanish does not have any > extra rules. > I think we'll go for the modern Spanish collation in OpenBeOS, then, at > least at first :) > That fits with the data that Kevin mentioned. I agree that modern is the way to go for three reasons: 1) Modern is better than old fashioned 2) The modern version is easier 3) That web page mentions that MS uses the old version. I should have an answer from a native Spanish speaker sometime Friday or Saturday regarding the accented stuff. My current thoughts are: 1) For comparing two strings (such as in sorting), accented letters come after unaccented versions 2) For searching within a string for a character or perhaps even a substring, accented is the same as unaccented So for sorting purposes, we can have "esta", "está", "ésta". Searching for 'e' or 'a' should produce the same results on all 3 words.