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Re: Spanish alphabet [was: RE: Charlie and I]

From:Matt Pearson <jmpearson@...>
Date:Saturday, September 25, 1999, 18:54
>On Fri, 24 Sep 1999 01:58:01 -0500, Carlos Thompson ><carlos_thompson@...> wrote: > >>Herman Miller wrote: >> >>> What was more disconcerting to me was looking at a Finnish dictionary >>> for the first time and finding "=E4" and "=F6" at the end of the alphabe=
>>> after "y"! >> >>How about Dutch where <ij> is between <x> and <z>? > >I only have the "Teach Yourself" Dutch dictionary, which alphabetizes "ij" >between "ie" and "ik". I have a Kurdish dictionary that puts "x" after "h", >and "q" after "k", and a Lithuanian dictionary that alphabetizes "i" and >"y" as different versions of the same letter.
Swedish alphabetises "v" and "w" as different versions of the same letter. This is not a problem when it comes to dictionaries, since so few Swedish words begin with "w" ("whiskey" is the only one I can think of), but it's damn disconcerting when you're trying to look up proper names in the phone book, or in a library card catalogue. Matt.