[sword-devel] Searching for hyphenated words?

Nic Carter niccarter at mac.com
Fri Mar 1 19:36:59 MST 2013

Do you have a proposed solution to this, David?

I know that on my iPhone it is very simple to use a proper ndash & so I will always use the correct type of dash according to what I am writing. (same with on a Mac!)
However, the more significant issue is simply that people don't know there is a difference (or why they are different lengths, etc)...  ;)

On 25/02/2013, at 2:48 AM, David Haslam <dfhmch at googlemail.com> wrote:

> 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?
> David
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