(1) A specified arrangement used in sequencing. , ANSI. (2) An ordering assigned to a set of items, such that any two sets in that assigned order can be collated. ANSI. (3) The relative ordering of collating elements as determined by the setting of the LC_COLLATE category in the current locale. The character order, as defined for the LC_COLLATE category in the current locale, defines the relative order of all collating elements, such that each element occupies a unique position in the order. This is the order used in ranges of characters and collating elements in regular expressions and pattern matching. In addition, the definition of the collating weights of characters and collating elements uses collating elements to represent their respective positions within the collation sequence.
The sorting order for all the characters in a character set.
A sequence used in computers to order characters. Each character is given a numeric code. ACSII code is used to establish the collating sequence on PCs.
the sorting order for strings imposed by the internal representation of characters.
The sequence in which characters are ordered within the computer for sorting, combining, or comparing. The AIX collating sequence used by XL Fortran is ASCII.
The sequence by which characters are listed and records are sorted or merged. In SORT-MERGE/XL it is possible to collate characters or records according to ASCII, EBCDIC, Native Language, or user-defined sequences.
an internal ordering of the character set in which a range of numeric codes represents the individual characters
(n.) an ordering of all the diffeent characters of a particulr kind type parameter.
The "alphabetical order" of all characters used by a computer. They include digits, punctuation marks, and special characters. The collating sequence uses the same order of precedence as the numeric codes for characters, either in ASCII or EBCDIC.
The sequence in which the characters are ordered for the purpose of sorting, merging, comparing, and processing indexed data sequentially.
The term collating sequence refers to the order in which character strings should be placed when sorting them.