I’m blogging today at The Chicago Manual of Style Shop Talk blog!
Recently a reader wrote to us questioning some of the alphabetizing recommendations in The Chicago Manual of Style:
“In all computer-based systems that are in current use, the ASCII sort order is used. Any sort order that violates the ASCII order cannot be maintained except through repeated manual adjustments. Solutions such as sorting St. as if it were Saint violate this order and thus cannot be correctly manipulated in MS Word, for example. What is your thinking on this issue?”