Wow, thank you very much! I'll also go and read me through. As far as I see, the basic
feature I need is a kind of parsing before the text is searched, whereby all middots in
the text-to-search are eliminated. The other method would be to multiply the term-to-find
with middots at every possibly place as you indicated. No idea how to achieve either way
nor which one would be "less expensive", but the first way sounds easier...
[mailto:email@example.com] Im Auftrag von Zak Greant (Foo
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 23. September 2010 16:29
An: MediaWiki announcements and site admin list
Betreff: Re: [Mediawiki-l] modify search engine
On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 05:27, Scheid, Bernhard
Sorry, I did not mean a wildcard but a middot
(·), the mail software seems to have
misinterpreted the character. On my wiki, I use middot as a camouflage of ­ in
wikitext to mark silent syllable breaks. This works quite well, but the drawback is: the
search engine no longer finds the term.
Aha. That's a different case then. I know very little about
MediaWiki's search (and the docs aren't particularly helpful in this
If I understand the docs correctly, the default search for MediaWiki
uses the fulltext search capabilities of the underlying database. In
the case of MySQL, there's no easy way to modify how the fulltext
functionality treats content.
Digging around, I ran across a page  on the Lucene search extension
 that indicates that the functionality you need might be available
I'll spend more time later looking at the various manual pages on
search to see what else I can turn up.
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