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Edited by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi and Anne Kerr

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

Seventh edition

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780199688975
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191768125

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Requiring or making a distinction between accented and unaccented forms of a letter and between different accents. In any situation where a computer program is reading characters, a decision has to be made whether to treat each accented form of a letter as a different character. In most cases it is appropriate to do so; however, accents are often ignored in alphabetical sorting and in indexed searches. Modern database management systems generally offer extensive facilities to specify which data is accent-sensitive and which is not....

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Subjects: Computing

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