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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: Lucene does NOT use UTF-8.
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2005 02:59:57 GMT
Yonik Seeley wrote:
>>Where/how is the Lucene ordering of terms used?
> An ordering is necessary to be able to find things in the index.
> For the most part, the ordering doesn't seem matter... the only query that 
> comes to mind where it does matter is RangeQuery.

For back-compatibility it would be best if the ordering is consistent 
with the current ordering, i.e., lexicographic by character (or code 
point, if you prefer).  Fortunately, UTF-8 makes this easy.


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