[sword-devel] Search bug & New Arabic Bible, Not Shaped SVD Version

pola ashraf 5001 at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 24 10:25:24 MST 2012

Just to mention, Shaping is very important for some words, as some words are the same letters but with very different meanings , the only way to distinguish them and read them correctly is the shapes
Shapes are important and make problems too
Another problem with shapes it makes reading harder, as an Arabic reader and i think all arabs do the same, I read normally and ignore all shapes until i need them

So we can make the indexes contain shaped words and the same words without shaping , this will make index twice bigger but will give more accuracy if the reader want to search by shaped words and will give flexibility to regular users who search by normal words

I'd love if there an option to hide and display shapes (in late future)

as a regular user for E-Sword i used to use shaped version and not shaped version
not shaped for reading and searching and shaped version for accuracy of some words

> Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2012 09:12:25 -0800
> From: dfhmch at googlemail.com
> To: sword-devel at crosswire.org
> Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Search bug & New Arabic Bible,	Not Shaped SVD Version
> Pola wrote, "The permanent solution is to make search indexes ignore all
> Arabic shapes"
> Indeed, this would be true for all similar scripts that used glyph shaping.
> Not just those in the Arabic/Persian family either.
> The fundamental problem has been identified and described. 
> We really do need a permanent solution, not an /ad hoc/ workaround.
> This is something for the expert programmers in our community to give
> attention to.
> David
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