D'oh, would someone with access to the code just list the characters that get stripped from searches?
--John Abbe.....Tue Nov 18 12:27:37 -0800 2008
looks to me like pretty much all unusual characters just get stripped out in all the wagns using fulltext search, no? I'm not sure there are any know character related problems, provided your expectations are based on what google does, which is a reasonable assumption.
--Ethan McCutchen.....Wed Dec 10 13:16:45 -0800 2008
This ticket is not for coding, just for identifying which characters get stripped. What to do with that may still need design; my suggestion is improve cue text for stripped searches.
--John Abbe.....Sun Dec 21 11:57:02 -0800 2008
the fulltext search for wagn.org wagns is handled by a database plugin so it's not just a matter of looking at our code. I'd describe it as anything that you wouldn't call a letter gets stripped. Not sure about letters from other languages / character sets.
--Lewis Hoffman.....Mon Dec 22 10:13:45 -0800 2008
actually, even before it gets to fulltext, our code strips out everything that non alphanumeric. the ruby pattern matching character is W, which includes anything that is not a letter, a number or "_".
--Ethan McCutchen.....Wed Mar 18 18:08:52 -0700 2009
So that's your answer :)
--Ethan McCutchen.....Wed Mar 18 18:09:16 -0700 2009