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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Sorting and non-en_US indexes

On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 09:49:13AM +0200, Jirka Kosek wrote:
> David Cramer wrote:
> [ stuff deleted ]
> > I understand that currently there is no way to have the stylesheets
> > store multiple alphabets for &uppercase; and &lowercase; and use the
> > appropriate one without the intervention of a processing system. I'm
> > thinking of something along the lines of storing the declarations for
> > uppercase and lowercase in files (en.ent, fr.ent), include parameter
> > entity declarations that point to these files, and a reference to one of
> > them, then have the processing system munge my customization of
> > autoidx.xsl so that it includes the correct entity reference before
> > using the xsl to process the document. 
> Unfortunately yes.

Have you looked at storing this information in
the XSL locale files in the 'common' directory?
There currently are uppercase.alpha and lowercase.alpha
gentext elements.  They do store multiple alphabets now.
Those may not be in a form appropriate for
what you are doing, but they do provide a model
for storing language specific information.


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