I display a list of entries using


But titles starting with the Swedish character "Å" and "Ä" is sorted before "A" - and it should be last in the list. Like this:

... X Y Z Å Ä Ö

Is there a way (hack?) to solve this?

Regards, Magnus

2 Answers 2


Risking tooting my own horn here, but Low Alphabet will let you generate alphabetical lists and will ignore diacritics. If you don't want to use an add-on, you probably need to resort to PHP in your template.


In my experience (working with Norwegian characters) you need to set the MySQL collation to "utf8_danish_ci". Admittedly counter-intuitive when working with Swedish content, but if it works...

  • Thanks. Strange, but I will try this. Commented Apr 5, 2013 at 13:10
  • That worked, @Svale! I changed the collation to utf8_swedish_ci and also created a new database with the default collation set to swedish. But, I also changed in database.php (in config) to: $db['expressionengine']['dbcollat'] = 'utf8_swedish_ci'; Commented Apr 16, 2013 at 6:41

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