Treat ß as a diacritic for ss

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Buffic
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Treat ß as a diacritic for ss

Post by Buffic » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:59 am

Hi,

I'd like to suggest to treat the German special char ß/ẞ ("Eszett") as a diacritic for "ss". It is (more or less) interchangable, the Swiss don't even use ß but only ss.

So receiving files from Swiss and German people makes it quite cumbersome to find with everything, if the filename contains either ß or ss. Default behavior in other search tools (Google, Browser search, Windows File search) is to treat ß/ẞ and ss/SS as equal.

Thank You very much!
Pablo

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Re: Treat ß as a diacritic for ss

Post by void » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:16 am

ß/ẞ and ss/SS will be treated as equal in a future release of Everything (Everything will use decomposition searching in future releases).

Thanks for the suggestion.

Buffic
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Re: Treat ß as a diacritic for ss

Post by Buffic » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:47 am

Awesome, thanks for the quick reply and the hopes for an easier German-language search in the future!

Keep up the great work

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