Experimenting with the sphinx search extension, I've discovered that
searches are now case sensitive. From what I can see, it isn't
supposed to be doing that.
The possibly relevant lines from sphinx.conf:
# uncomment next 2 lines to allow wildcard (*) searches
min_infix_len = 1
enable_star = 1
# charset encoding type
charset_type = utf-8
# charset definition and case folding rules "table"
charset_table = 0..9, A..Z->a..z, a..z, \
U+C0->a, U+C1->a, U+C2->a, U+C3->a, U+C4->a, U+C5->a,
U+C7->c,U+E7->c, U+C8->e, U+C9->e, U+CA->e, U+CB->e,
U+CD->i, U+CE->i, U+CF->i, U+D0->d, U+D1->n, U+D2->o,
U+D4->o, U+D5->o, U+D6->o, U+D8->o, U+D9->u, U+DA->u,
U+DC->u, U+DD->y, U+DE->t, U+DF->s, \
U+E0->a, U+E1->a, U+E2->a, U+E3->a, U+E4->a, U+E5->a,
U+E7->c,U+E7->c, U+E8->e, U+E9->e, U+EA->e, U+EB->e,
U+ED->i, U+EE->i, U+EF->i, U+F0->d, U+F1->n, U+F2->o,
U+F4->o, U+F5->o, U+F6->o, U+F8->o, U+F9->u, U+FA->u,
U+FC->u, U+FD->y, U+FE->t, U+FF->s,
Am I reading this right? It looks to me like it means to translate
all upper case letters to lower case letters; assuming it does this
consistently for both search queries and indexing, that *should* do
the job. But apparently it isn't.
The installation went smoothly. I did not encounter any errors.
I have not changed the charset_table. The wiki is in English, but I
have gotten errors that seem to indicate character set issues that I
haven't figured out how to fix. At this moment, I can't remember
what I ran that produced those errors. (Sorry!) And I would like
to preserve the option to introduce other languages in the future.
David Benfell <benfell(a)parts-unknown.org>