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RE: Q: Swish-E foreign language character support

From: <Rainer.Scherg(at)not-real.rexroth.de>
Date: Sun Feb 04 2001 - 10:56:47 GMT
Which version of swish did you try?

If you tried the 1.3x version, please switch to the 2.0.x version.


Development of 2.0.x is done at http://swishe.sourceforge.net  (docs, etc).
Download of latest source is also available at http://www.boe.es/swish-e/
or via links from http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/SWISH-E/


tschuess... Rainer


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kati Gbler [mailto:katigaebler@topmail.de]
> Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2001 10:25 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [SWISH-E] Q: Swish-E foreign language character support
> 
> 
> Hello Swish-E users,
> 
> I just set up Swish-E for the first time, and I got it 
> working successfully 
> using the HTTP method, and doing command line, or CGI-form searching.
> 
> The only feature I'm missing is support for some of the 
> foreign language 
> characters. For example, commonly used German characters are: 
> . And 
> various Spanish, Italian, and French characters are:  
>   etc., they 
> don't get returned in the search results, I guess because they're not 
> indexed, as it states in the Swish-E config file, only use these ones:
> 
> abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789_\|/-+=?!@$%^'"`~,.[]{}()
> 
> In any case, I tested adding the characters  in the config 
> file and in the 
> HTML files, and re-indexed, but as I expected, it didn't 
> work. Although, I 
> also tested using German characters () in the META tags 
> ("PropertyNames"), 
> and notably in that situation they worked when I did a 
> command line search 
> with the -p option.
> 
> I have a site in Spanish, Italian, French, German and 
> English, so for my 
> purpose its important to make these foreign characters work. 
> Does anyone know 
> a fix to this? or would much of the Swish-E code need to be 
> re-built to make 
> it work?. As such, maybe it would be better for me to find 
> another search 
> engine, any advise on this foreign-character problem would be 
> appreciated!
> 
> Regards,
> Kati
> 
> PS: I just joined the list, so I'm not sure if its working, 
> please include a 
> CC of any replies to me at katigaebler@topmail.de. Thanks.
> 
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Received on Sun Feb 4 11:00:37 2001