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Old 11-26-2011, 06:38 AM   #1
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Search filters: accented characters not matching plain ones

I've searched these forums to find a previous answer to this question; I suppose there must be one, and if so I apologize for wasting everybody's time, but I couldn't find it.

My problem: Calibre's filter/search doesn't match accented characters to their plain equivalents. In other words, when searching for "le carre" it won't find "le CarrÚ"; same with "asa" vs. "┼sa" etc.

This would be a nice option to have: the database would contain the correct spelling ("le CarrÚ"), while searches for a simplified text ("le carre") would return the intended results even when the user doesn't know/remember the correct diacritics or can't enter them anyway because in lack of a proper localized keyboard (Scandinavian letters such as '­', 'ň' and '°' being the most troublesome for me in particular).

Does Calibre have such an option already?
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:52 AM   #2
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Wow, Kovid - incredibly quick as usual, thanks!

Your suggestion works, but it requires the user to remember that there is a problem with unusual characters in that search string and use a wildchard to circumvent it. It would still be nice to have a solution that works even when the user types a less-than-exact spelling of the search term, as could happen with Nordic names and other names where the simplified spelling is widespread - such as "Indri­ason/Indridason", "┼sa/Asa", "Nesb°/Nesbo", "MiÚville/Mieville".
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:32 AM   #4
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:38 AM   #5
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Aha - so the issue had come up already.
Sorry I couldn't find the message in the bug tracker myself.
Thanks for the quick and exhaustive reply!
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