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There is no paragraph on that subject at present.
I think the convention is to ignore apostrophes, for example.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
- Yes, I think so (unless the collation is being done by some automated computer system that hasn't been programmed to take account of this). Victor Yus (talk) 06:50, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
ascending and descending order
Missing: Middle English. Missing: Maltese
I find nothing - historic or modern - whither to collate Yogh.
The order of Maltese needs mentioning. They have G, Gh, double barred H, etc.
Reasoning behind sortig of Umlauts in German is wrong
The sentence "For phone directories and similar lists of names, the umlauts are to be collated like the letter combinations "ae", "oe", "ue" because a number of German surnames appear both with umlaut and in the non-umlauted form with "e" (Müller/Mueller)." is factually wrong. The reasoning behind this way of ordering the letters is that each of those letter is only a typographical shortening of a common two-letter combination. Ä, ö, ü and ß do not exist in the alphabet. I.e. "ü" is the short version of "ue", "ß" is the short version of "ss". It follows logically that they should be sorted exactly were their constituent letters fit in at. Surnames have absolutely nothing to do with it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 11:23, 29 August 2014 (UTC)