Perlfect Solutions

[Perlfect-search] umlaut-problem

Daniel Naber
Thu, 9 Aug 2001 13:57:18 +0200
On Thursday 09 August 2001 11:34, you wrote:

> first:
> is it possible that your is not able
> to detect searchqueries like "*ger�t*" ?
> the searchquery "*gerat*" works...but most people in germany
> would like to use german-umlauts(?;-)

Yes, it seems so, because it doesn't use the normalize()'d version of the 

> converts this. if the search-script now wants to print out
> the context, the string "gerat" cannot be found in the page (that is
> right), but this page appears in the result-listing (some kind of false
> alarm).

I think this is already fixed in CVS.

> maybe it be helpful to fix the indexing-script by including those
> umlauts, what is your opinion?

I decided against this because then only people with German keyboards can 
search for German words. The current way is better for e.g. finding German 
surnames with an umlaut, even if you cannot type it / don't even know it.


Daniel Naber, Paul-Gerhardt-Str. 2, 33332 Guetersloh, Germany