From: Kent Karlsson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 14 2009 - 04:14:33 CDT
Den 2009-10-13 16.48, skrev "Satoshi Nakagawa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> My point is the difference between small kana letters and big kana
> letters is weaker than the difference between uppercase and lowercase
Do you mean "stronger"?
> in latin alphabets.
> You can see the fact in Google search.
> These two queries show completely different results, while [konig] and
> [König] return the same results.
I don't get exactly the same results, but ö and o do get mixed up
(as does k and K).
And I think that is a major problem in web search these days.
The letters ö and o are "completely different letters", and in my
everyday usage they are as related as e and u. In my usage, ö
also collates at the end of the alphabet, not at all near o.
The case is similar for other (apparent) diacritics.
This may be fine if you don't know how to spell a certain
word. But if you do know the spelling, the current approach
gives a lot of false positives for these kinds of searches.
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