Re: Standartising search for similar symbols

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sat Nov 14 2009 - 21:28:16 CST

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    "sergey" <sergey dash feo at yandex dot ru> wrote:

    > Neil, it is exactly what I want! File
    > can be used to
    > implement search with similar symbols matching. Now I can send feature
    > requests to developers of my favorite text editors :-)

    Don't let me stop you, but I predict that developers who take on this
    challenge will quickly find themselves stuck between:

    ROCK: Many uppercase letters that are "identical" or "similar" across
    scripts, such as Latin B and Greek Β and Cyrillic В, turn out to be
    dramatically different in lowercase: b, β, в.

    HARD PLACE: Users of text editors expect searching and replacing
    functions to have an "ignore case" option.

    Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |
    RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14  |  ietf-languages @ ­

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