Wolfram Language & System 11.0 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

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AlphabeticOrder

AlphabeticOrder["string1","string2"]
gives 1 if "string1" appears before "string2" in alphabetical order, -1 if it is after, and 0 if it is identical.

AlphabeticOrder["string1","string2",lang]
uses an ordering suitable for the language lang.

AlphabeticOrder[lang]
represents an operator form that compares strings when applied to "string1", "string2".

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Check the order of two characters:

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Specify a language as the third argument:

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When digraphs exist in a language, they are equivalent to corresponding pairs of ASCII characters:

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Introduced in 2015
(10.3)