Last modified: 2006-01-29 22:38:46 UTC

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Bug 1036 - Search doesn't handle special characters correctly
Search doesn't handle special characters correctly
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-12-08 00:25 UTC by David Kearns
Modified: 2006-01-29 22:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description David Kearns 2004-12-08 00:25:25 UTC
I went to the page about the schwa ( and copied a 
schwa (ə) and then copied the schwa into the search and searched for it. The search 
indicated that I had searched for "ə" and not a schwa at all, and also didn't find 
the page about the schwa.
Comment 1 Andrew Dunbar 2005-06-07 04:04:36 UTC
The problem is that the search engine has no support for HTML entities. The search engine 
should probably convert from the native encoding to UTF-8, and also normalize all entities to 
UTF-8 also for indexing and searching purposes.
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-10-15 11:34:18 UTC
related to character encoding see also

bug 2896: Search doesn't find (accent problem? indexing problem?)
Comment 3 Melancholie 2006-01-25 14:27:21 UTC
Searching for special characters like "ə" does work now! 
Thus, I close this bug.
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-01-29 22:38:46 UTC

Please see bug 4601 comment 2
Bug 4601: Exact search for titles using php meta / escape characters

Are these bug dependent? (I can not see the character specified above with 
this PC because of missing fonts.)
Are "OS" and "Hardware" set properly?

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

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