Re: specific collation issue
Posted by: Peter Gulutzan
Date: December 19, 2010 04:53PM

We usually suggest filing feature requests
requests to bugs.mysql.com (not bugs.yahoo.com).
And yes, an official document makes it credible.
But realistically, there's little chance
we'll consider a special collation for this.
And Alef U+A723 is a relatively recent addition, in
Unicode 5.1, which we don't officially support yet.

You could create a transliterating function to use
in every ORDER BY or WHERE clause, but that's not
fast, since MySQL wouldn't use an index for it.

Indeed a separate column looks like the solution.


Peter Gulutzan
MySQL / Oracle

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