What characters are ignored in ElasticSearch


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It appears certain characters are ignored in ElasticSearch. For example I often will reference a particulars member by their first name and their handle like this:

Andy (AndyB)

So if I want to search for all occurrences of (AndyB) I thought I would be able to enter in quotes "(AndyB)". Unfortunately this does not work. Looks like ES ignores the parenthesis.

Is there a way to configure ES to not ignore parentheses?

Also what characters are ignored in ES or should not be used?