Bug #: 14039
Summary: strcoll inverted(?) order of uppercase/lowercase
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This is probably invalid, just wanted to raise a potential issue with strcoll.
When sorting ascii characters using their ascii codes 'A' < 'a'. Strcoll does
the opposite 'a' < 'A' and 'ą' < 'Ą'. The problem with this approach is that,
for performance reasons, a lot of programs use ascii comparison and fall back
on strcoll when they encounter unicode characters. This results in inconsistent
sorting, for example 'A' < 'a' and 'ą' < 'Ą'.
Should this particular sorting rule be arbitrary, would it be possible to
change it (to match ascii order)?