How are files kept?

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How are files kept?

Post by dotsontwo » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:39 pm

Something I've been wondering about for a long time, and thought this might be a place I could find an answer...in languages that don't use an alphabet, how does one organize files (since you can't put them in alphabetical order)?

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Re: How are files kept?

Post by Thomas » Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:51 pm

dotsontwo wrote:Something I've been wondering about for a long time, and thought this might be a place I could find an answer...in languages that don't use an alphabet, how does one organize files (since you can't put them in alphabetical order)?

Pam Dotson
Languages such as Chinese use character sets. These sets are standardised and ordered.

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Post by timven1992 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:03 am

Library~> types of files/books (science/Economic...)
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By the number of the first character's strokes
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Re: How are files kept?

Post by Alex_rcpilot » Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:17 pm

dotsontwo wrote:Something I've been wondering about for a long time, and thought this might be a place I could find an answer...in languages that don't use an alphabet, how does one organize files (since you can't put them in alphabetical order)?

Pam Dotson
As many ways as how you can look up a Chinese character in a dictionary.
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