"Here's the deal: with public services at city hall here in Rotterdam, netherlands, there is an application with Delphi 3 and Oracle 8.0.5. (standard character set) using BDE (Borland Database Engine) connectivity. Now there are alot of people with special names. People from turkey, france, germany, etc. Alot of these people have these names starting with <for instance> o (with two dots on top) or a c (with the little tail at the bottom of the character). Anyway the database is configured in such a manner that when that particular name with the special character needs to be retrieved it's sorted with the names at the end of the alfabet. So it looks like this:
Could you give me a solution ?
Perhaps worth to know....changing character set means building the DB from ground up again...that's not an option, besides, I don't JUST have names from turkey, but potentially from all over the world.
I consulted a fellow-developer of mine and he said that it's not possible to do this thru character sets or such. I have to make a new column and a procedure that sorts the names in the new/preliminary column and converts it to the right column.