Internationalization API: No more kb key in collation

Norbert Lindenberg ecmascript at
Sun Apr 29 21:10:17 PDT 2012

Markus Scherer and Nebojša Ćirić (Google) have suggested removing support for the Unicode locale extension key "kb" (backward second level weight in collation) from the Collator API.

Looking at accents from the end of the string to determine the sort order is really a locale dependent feature and doesn't need to be under application control. ICU currently applies this feature only for the fr-CA (French in Canada) locale.

If you have concerns about the removal of this feature from the internationalization API, please speak up.


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