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Unicode sorting in perl

Just Normalize. Assume file.txt is a list of unicode words, then

cat file.txt | perl -e 'use Unicode::Normalize; my @w ;\
while (<>) {chomp; push @w, $_;} ; @w = sort {NFD($a) cmp NFD($b) } @w ;\
print(join("\n", @w))'

will output the sorted list (well, sorted according to the NFD normalization, which for Spanish is enough).

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