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Special characters and searching

Posted: 1482623633000
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I am very happy that the problem with processing file uploads has been resolved, but in the process of fixing it some settings appear to have been changed, resulting in a new problem: some characters are being ignored by the search engine.

Example: Étueffont (place name in the Territoire de Belfort, France) only comes up when you remove the É and search for tueffont; similarly, Épinal (place name in the Département des Vosges, France) has to be searched as pinal in order to get the proper results.

Example: Kößler (surname) comes up fine when you do an exact search with those characters, but when you do a soundex search what you get is Keller, Kilherr, Koehler, etc., which shows that the search engine is ignoring the ß instead of recognizing it as a a double s or sz.

I am using the ANSI extended Latin character set, which the WorldConnect Project database used to handle with no problems.

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