Problem Sorting Column with Numeric and Character Strings

I have a column which ends up holding both strings containing only numbers and strings consisting entirely of letters. When I attempt to sort this column, the order is not correct. I have created a small example which reproduces the problem.

Is there something that I can do to fix this?
November 3,
What is not correct with the sort? You say you have an example but you didn't post a URL for it. We can't help you 'fix it' if we don't know what the problem is, even showing some text of the resulting sort would be a good start.
Jim Hunter
November 12,
I have reproduced it using the values "111", "222", "col1" using a javascript array. When I sort the column the results are: "222", "col1", "111" in descending order and "111", "col1", "222" in ascending order.
November 12,
Actually, to follow up I have two columns with the same values and they sort differently. One sorts as I described above and the other sorts the same values (same rows) correctly: "111", "222", "col1" and vice versa. Interesting.
November 12,
I guess posting the question first to see if it was a known problem and waiting until someone asked for the example was a bad idea:).

You'll find that the initial sort returns 3,A,1,2,E,S

Here it is:

var myData = [

var myColumns = ["column"];

// create ActiveWidgets Grid javascript object
var obj = new Active.Controls.Grid;

// set number of rows/columns
obj.setRowProperty("count", 6);
obj.setColumnProperty("count", 1);

// provide cells and headers text
obj.setDataProperty("text", function(i, j){return myData[i][j]});
obj.setColumnProperty("text", function(i){return myColumns[i]});

// write grid html to the page
November 15,

Has anybody found the solution to this problem. I'm also experiencing this kind of bug. Hope anyone can help. Thanks!
February 22,

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