Sort terms according to German DIN.

## Project description

Sort terms according to German DIN 5007.

Little Python library to support sorting of terms according to DIN (German Standards Institute) standard 5007.

This standard describes how to sort german terms alphabtically. It provides two variants:

• Variant 1:

• 'ä' equals 'a'

• 'ß' equals 'ss'

• Variant 2:

• 'ä' equals 'ae'

• 'ß' equals 'ss'

In both variants other diacritics are removed. So 'é' and 'ç' become 'e' and 'c' respecively.

## Usage

dinsort is a Python library.

### Normalizing Terms

Main function is dinsort.normalize. It generates a normalized form of any string term given:

>>> from dinsort import normalize
>>> normalize("Löblich")
'loblich'

Variants are defined as constants:

>>> from dinsort import VARIANT1, VARIANT2
>>> normalize("Müßig", variant=VARIANT1)
'mussig'

>>> normalize("Müßig", variant=VARIANT2)
'muessig'

Terms are normalized to lower-case by default. You can request case-sensitiveness:

>>> normalize("Maße", case_sensitive=True)
'Masse'

### Sorting

Normalized terms can easily be used for sorting lists of terms:

>>> sorted(["fas", "fair", "fär"], key=lambda x: normalize(x))
['fair', 'fär', 'fas']


We provide a shortcut to avoid (sometimes not easy to read) lambda statements with normalize in your code. Use sort_func for that:

>>> from dinsort import sort_func
>>> sorted(["fas", "fair", "fär"], key=sort_func())
['fair', 'fär', 'fas']

The sort_func accepts the keywords of normalize:

>>> sorted(["Muße", "muß"], key=sort_func())
['muß', 'Muße']

>>> sorted(["Muße", "muß"], key=sort_func(case_sensitive=True))
['Muße', 'muß']

>>> sorted(["far", "fähre"], key=sort_func())
['fähre', 'far']

>>> sorted(["far", "färe", "fast"], key=sort_func())
['far', 'färe', 'fast']

>>> sorted(["far", "färe", "fast"], key=sort_func(variant=VARIANT2))
['färe', 'far', 'fast']

## Install

### User Install

The latest release of dinsort can be installed via pip:

$pip install dinsort The exact way depends on your operating system. ### Developer Install Developers clone the sources from github: $ git clone https://github.com/ulif/dinsort.git

Create a virtual env (Python versions >= 2.6 supported):

$cd dinsort$ virtualenv py27
\$ source py27/bin/activate

and install dependencies:

(py27) python setup py dev

You can run tests with py.test:

(py27) py.test

or with tox:

(py27) pip install tox
(py27) tox

## Changes

### 0.2 (2015-10-14)

• Add sort_func. It is as shortcut for lambda expressions with normalize.

• Support pypy officially.

### 0.1 (2015-10-13)

• Initial version.

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