[sword-devel] Searching for hyphenated words?

Jonathan Morgan jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 05:53:12 MST 2013

Another possibly related normalisation problem which BPBible at least has
an open issue about is Caesar vs. Cæsar.  Theoretically I guess you want
either search to match both forms.  I don't know how Lucene etc. deals with
this (if at all).


On Mon, Feb 25, 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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