Make two-letter strings searchable in glossary (K)
Thread poster: schmurr

schmurr  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:41
Italian to German
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Sep 30, 2003

hi all,
I believe it's not possible for technical reasons to allow a search for two-letter abbreviations in the ProZ glossary.
So I propose a trick: let's add the doubled version to the glossary entry! e. g. I today entered "EM" and wrote "EMEM" after it.

Next time sb types "EM", instead of "Please enter a term with at least three characters." Jason might make appear "two-letter strings aren't searchable, try EMEM". If he could even automatically double all former two-letter glossary entries…

[Edited at 2003-09-30 09:59]

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-02-02 20:22]


 

Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:41
Member (2003)
German to English
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good idea Sep 30, 2003

this would overcome the problem quite elegantly

 

Endre Both  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:41
Member (2002)
English to German
No technical reasons Nov 4, 2003

I'd be surprised if there were technical reasons behind this limitation.

I've always assumed the restriction was in place to limit database load (searching for and returning large numbers of results) and bandwidth consumption (displaying these results).

Nevertheless, sometimes I'd really like to be able to search for two-letter strings.

Endre
EB Communications


 


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