searching for "ä": looking for "ae" as well

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Marti-Every
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searching for "ä": looking for "ae" as well

Post by Marti-Every » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:54 am

Hi, is it possible to search for german mutation (Umlaut) at the same time? ;)
"König" --> search for "Koenig" at the same time,
meens (König | Koenig) without the second term.
With diacritics more would be found, for example "Kõnig" but not "Koenig" :(

In the same thing: ä -> ae; ü -> ue; ß -> ss
If it is not possible, can it be implemented in the next version of eveything? :idea:

Or the other way: searching for "Koenig" -> looking for "König" at the same time.

Thanks, Marti

void
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Re: searching for "ä": looking for "ae" as well

Post by void » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:13 am

Sorry, this is currently not possible.

Adding support for mapping ä to ae would drastically reduce the performance of Everything.
However, adding an option to do this is on my TODO list.

You could use regex but it does get a little messy:

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regex:"K(ö|oe)nig"
It would be faster to use the standard search, although you have to repeat most the search:

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König|Koenig

Marti-Every
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Re: searching for "ä": looking for "ae" as well

Post by Marti-Every » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:47 am

Thanks for the bad answer (not now) :( and the good (on todo list) :)
Would it be possible to implement it for the moment in the everthing.ini file like:

regex:"(ö|oe; ä|ae; ü|ue; ?|ss)"

That would be nice ;)

therube
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Re: searching for "ä": looking for "ae" as well

Post by therube » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:39 pm

You could set that up as a Bookmark or a Filter.

Marti-Every
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Re: searching for "ä": looking for "ae" as well

Post by Marti-Every » Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:16 pm

with a filter like

regex:"(ö|oe)" | regex:"(ä|ae)" | regex:"(ü|ue)" | regex:"(ß|ss)"

only files with ö, oe, ä, ae, .... is looking for.
With k*nig in the search it will be found könig and koenig at the same time. :)

.. but there are some more items listed for exampel: ...k...ueber...reiniger.xyz :(

For me it's a better search now ;)

Thanks for the idea, Marti

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