DSpace Collation Tip

December 7, 2006

Collation in database backed, multilingual web applications is a real PITA. PostgreSQL only supports one locale at a time, so if you want to do a custom sort over you have to do it in memory in Java using a Collator. [Hold nose, pull chain].

DSpace has had to face this problem, and there is a sneaky feature to help that Dorothea Salo found. Good tip!

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