[Mediawiki-l] Greek letters: char vs glyph?
jimhu at tamu.edu
Tue Aug 7 14:00:17 UTC 2007
On Aug 7, 2007, at 1:48 AM, Sylvain Machefert wrote:
> I think you'd better tweak the search. If you enter &alpha
> it'll find
> the alpha search, but it will print & alpha ; when you'll view your
I was reluctantly coming to the same conclusion.
> I've modified the search process on my site.
> "Jovano Jovanke" is a well known song from Macedonia, pronounced
> (the "j" is pronounced "i"). So everybody write it a different
> way : ïovano,
> iovano, jovano... if you search for "iovano" you'll find "jovano"
> which is
> the right orthography.
> the same with a lot of diacritics letters no Latin-1, and also
> "iovano" search also for "Йовано"... it's not yet perfect, not
> finished, it
> was hard work
What is your approach to tweaking the search? Do you modify the
searchindex table itself, or do something to the query, or both?
Since the searchindex has a minimum word length for searching,
looking for single characters seems like it won't work. I was
thinking that the way to go would be to transliterate (is that the
right word) these when building the searchindex. I think my needs
are less demanding than yours!
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