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Accent insensitive search results

Discussion in 'Enhanced Search Suggestions' started by imthebest, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    When using the XFES add-on lets say you have a post that contains "Míke" if you search for "Mike" you aren't going to get any results, you need to search for "Míke". The same will happen with stuff like "Brögan".

    Please implement an option to make search results accent insensitive. I think it's a must considering that it's a standard MySQL feature and actually for those of us with non-english forums it's a headache not to have this feature.

    Last edited: Apr 10, 2015
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  2. Fred.

    Fred. Well-Known Member

    I don't use ES at the moment (small forum) but this would definitely a good feature for us too. In dutch we have a lot of country names that end on "ië"
    And as a travel forum we have them everywhere.
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  3. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    @Mike has this been implemented locally? Because I created a tag called "más" and then on Search Tags | XenForo Community I searched for "mas" and it sucessfully returned "más" as part of the search results.

    If this is possible with tags... could you please extend this to work with posts?
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    What you're referring to with the tag search is unrelated the full text issue in this suggestion.
  5. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Hi Mike, I might be wrong but it looks like if I choose "Stemming analyzer with language Spanish" then search results become accent insensitive! However I'm scared to use the stemming analyzer with Spanish because afaik XenForo only supports the stemming analyzer in English, right?
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's Elasticsearch doing the stemming, so you should choose the language appropriate to your forum.

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