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Namely, it doesn't support them, so searches
for things like
and gr�nland are moot.
I will look at expanding the allowed character set for search strings
to take into account internationalization. We need to see if there are
issues with Search::InvertedIndex, and make sure that it tokenizes in
an i18n way.
Work on this should probably be concentrated on Plucene - see other utf8
bugs in OpenGuides though.
If we want Unicode searches to work we may need to canonicalise
characters before indexing (and also before searching the indexes of
course) since plenty of characters have more than one Unicode code
point (eg e-acute can be "e-acute" or "e" + "combining
not sure how Perl copes with this issue - anyone?
I was thinking if we're taking the trouble to do this it might also be
a plan to canonicalise further, eg store and search for "e-acute" as
simply "e". Not everyone can type accented characters so either the
data or the search term could be typed as plain "e", and it would be
nice to Do The Right Thing.
I think the right place to do this could be in a new CGI::Wiki::Search::*
that could sit on top of either Search::InvertedIndex or Plucene or even
a simple table in the database.
I'm not working on this at the moment, just occasionally thinking about