Hello, all. KathyT and I have noticed that it doesn't seem like the Proz.com term search works for Japanese anymore, since it was changed/upgraded some time ago, because we always get "0" results, and later find KudoZ questions that were for the exact same term. I know it doesn't work for Japanese>English, but I am not sure if it works for other language pairs that include Japanese. I have submitted a support request for this item; maybe you can help me raise the visibility for this issue by submitting support requests as well, or e-mailing Henry, etc.
My support request is below.
ProZ.com term search no longer works for Japanese>English Feb 10, 10:37 pm
SUPPORT TICKET 23964
I don't remember exactly when the ProZ term search (http://www.proz.com/search/) was upgraded (the interface changed), but ever since then, it basically doesn't work for Japanese>English. I am not sure if it works for English>Japanese or other language pairs that involve Japanese.
This is what happens: I search for a term in this term search, and I get 0 results, if 1) the whole words only box is checked, 2) match exact phrase is checked, or 3) both of these are checked. The only time I get any results at all is if I leave both of the boxes unchecked, but this is useless because I will get 900 or so results, any result that contains any of the Japanese characters at all in the word. (This is similar to searching for "dog" and getting all words that contain "d", "o", or "g", so it doesn't help in any way whatsoever.)
I know that this function does not work for the Japanese>English language pair, because at least twice, I have searched and gotten 0 results for this search, posted a question, and had someone else show me a link to a previous question that had the exact phrase in it I had looked for. At least one other member has reported this same problem ("KathyT").
One specific example can be seen if you go to this KudoZ question:
I was asking for 二丁掛, and there was a previous KudoZ question (http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1126857) with this exact same title in Japanese>English, but I got 0 results when I searched for it. Another member found the previous question by looking at the KudoZ questions in her profile (not using the ProZ.com search), because she had answered the previous question.
The same thing happened when I posted this question about ドングリボックス:
A previous question had been asked about the same term, at http://www.proz.com/kudoz/1182372. And an interesting thing to note is at that time, nobody could find the previous KudoZ question either, without looking at "more KudoZ questions", because they remembered it was a recent question. I think this problem has persisted for quite some time.
Please get this fixed soon... we are posting questions that have already been asked, because the search results say "0"... Please help make our work more efficient because many of us are Platinum members!
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