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Derek Read

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The table sorting uses Unicode character order (so you are sort of correct in assuming ASCII).

One example that the “natural” sort gives you is a1, a2, a10, a37, a100, a200 (whereas the text sort would give you a1, a10, a100, a2, a37).

I'll discuss the possibility of implementing something language-specific with the development team. I think we can assume that English would be the priority (at least for any first pass of such a feature) but even English has different rules for sorting depending on who is asking (and sometimes on the content — think names starting with Mc and Mac for example) so I think anything that is implemented would likely need to be flexible and configurable.

Then there are other languages too of course: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphabetical_order#Language-specific_conventions