[sword-devel] Searching for hyphenated words?

David Haslam dfhmch at googlemail.com
Sun Feb 24 08:48:46 MST 2013

In the KJV module, if you want to search for [say] the hyphenated name
"Maher–shalal–hash–baz", you first have to be aware that this module uses
the ndash in place of the hyphen.

btw.  It's not so easy to enter the ndash from a keyboard, and probably even
harder in an Android tablet or mobile.

If you use ordinary hyphen/minus for the search key hyphen for this module,
you don't find anything with "Exact phrase".
If you use "Multi-word", you do find "Maher" highlighted in the found verse.
(e.g. using Xiphos).

For modules in general, however, the user cannot usually know in advance
whether hyphenated words use the ndash, the hyphen or something else.

Has anyone else looked into this aspect of the search feature?


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