Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Re: ICU version in Ubuntu 20.04

Hi Dimitri,

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 3:26 AM Dimitri John Ledkov <> wrote:
There are issues with icu 65 compatibility with gnustep-base:

PREEURO used in tests, yet dropped by ICU -

I did that in ICU 64 :-)
fredkiefer already found my ICU ticket for that; I just added a link to the change proposal with more background info.

Numeric sort fails to work (i.e. order 11 to be higher than 2) -

I am the implementer/maintainer of the collation code. I am not aware of any recent changes in that code.
FYI we have an ICU Collation Demo which I am pretty sure runs on ICU 65. When I turn on the numeric option I get
<1 File-3
<1 file-12
<1 filé-110

With it off I get
<1 filé-110
<1 file-12
<1 File-3

We also have unit test cases for this option, and they continue to pass.

I think the first one needs to be resolved in gnustep test-suite,
whilst it would be appreciated some input on as to possibly why
NSNumericSearch test cases fail (ucol_setAttribute(coll,

There should be no change in this behavior.

Best regards,