[sword-devel] Searching for hyphenated words?
chris at burrell.me.uk
Sat Mar 2 04:01:01 MST 2013
Can't this be done with a simple filter, i.e. always change the '-' to one
kind regardless of the length. And when the user input comes in, do the
On 2 March 2013 02:36, Nic Carter <niccarter at mac.com> wrote:
> 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
> > harder in an Android tablet or mobile.
> > If you use ordinary hyphen/minus for the search key hyphen for this
> > you don't find anything with "Exact phrase".
> > If you use "Multi-word", you do find "Maher" highlighted in the found
> > (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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