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Windows 7: EXCEL Sort sequence in Foreign Lamguage

16 Feb 2011   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
EXCEL Sort sequence in Foreign Lamguage

Hi all

Seem to have an error when trying to sort data in excel -- I've installed the IS (Icelandic) language pack both on W7 and Office 2010 --no prob but when I sort I get the standard English sequence rather than the sequence : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Anybody else having SORT problems with EXCEL using different languages installed as a LANGUAGE PACK.

(Note EXCEL works fine if installed in the same language that the base WINDOWS install uses -for example Spanish EXCEL sorts perfectly on Spanish W7).

Same problem in Ms Office 2007 and 2010 (32 bit version) running on W7 Ultimate X-86.


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18 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Jimbo,

Isn't the sort algorithm based on the unicode values of the characters? The standard A-Z characters have lower values than accented ones, and thus come before them when sorting alphabetically.
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18 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Did you also set the editing language preferences in Excel Options:

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