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Search doesn't give results if special chars used instead of English chars

When I search for "szölke" instead of "szolke" to find Ervin's stuff on SCN, I don't get any results for "szölke". In Hungarian that is his name, so I'm not making up the "ö" 😊

I think the search engine shouldn't be so strict, especially if there are no results, it should show all results for "szolke" when I searched for "szölke".

While this example might not be convincing, since not many people are searching for Hungarian surnames. But what could be a real example, if German people using English keyboard typing German words without Umlauts.

In my opinion this is a bug and not a feature request.

This applies to both SAP Search and SAP Questions and Answers search:

SAP Answers - SAP Answers

Side note: It would be nice if the Q&A search would also tell no results found instead of just showing a blank result list.

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    Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 07:23 AM


    This isn't a bug but just an optimisation to consider. the level of "fuzziness" can be adjusted to solve this but it's a bit of trial and error: while it might solve this issue, it might negatively impact other results.

    After some testing, we've adjusted the level and search for "szölke" will show results with "szolke."


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  • Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 01:15 AM

    Thanks for your comments here, Attila. Maybe we can get @Brian Bernard to weigh in on this one?



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