Solaris 9 12/03 Release Notes

Sort Capability in the European UTF-8 Locales Does Not Function Correctly (4307314)

The sort capability in the European UTF-8 locales does not work properly.

Workaround: Before you attempt to sort in a FIGGS UTF-8 locale, set the LC_COLLATE variable to the ISO–1 equivalent.

# echo $LC_COLLATE
>  es_ES.UTF-8
# LC_COLLATE=es_ES.IS08859-1
# export LC_COLLATE

Then start sorting.