Re: search ignoring diacritics

From: Michael (michka) Kaplan (
Date: Mon May 21 2001 - 17:03:34 EDT

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> If you want to specify a search option of "ignore diacritics", would there
> be any reason not to do simply the following>
> - normalise both data and search string
> - delete / ignore all characters with general category Mn

Microsoft in its FoldString implementation would fold certain characters
into others. I don't think the algorithm you give is the best possible one
that can be done.


Michael Kaplan
Trigeminal Software, Inc.

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