Problems with use of diacritics in Term Search
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writeaway  Identity Verified
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Sep 29, 2005

when I try to enter the word 'zugehörig' in the ProZ.com Term Search, the ö comes out in weird numbers and signs so the term is not accessed. If I take off the umlaut and just use an 'o', this just gives me 000 results since that changes the word completely. Up to now, things have been working just fine.
A bug?

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-09-29 13:14]



[Edited at 2005-09-29 13:32]


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Jalapeno
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Uhm... Sep 29, 2005

writeaway wrote:

when I try to enter this in the ProZ.com Term Search, the ö comes out in weird numbers and signs so the term is not accessed. If I take off the umlaut and just use an 'o', this just gives me 000 results since that changes the word completely. Up to now, things have been working just fine.
A bug?

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-09-29 13:14]


I'm sure the moderator who changed the topic title had nothing but the best of intentions, and in fact, the title is now a lot clearer. The problem is, that writeaway's question is now very hard to understand, since the word in question is missing from the post...

The original title was "dazugehörig".

To answer writeaway's query - I have no problem whatsoever when searching for dazugehörig. If your problems was not simply temporary and the search still doesn't work, try searching for "dazugeh" and unchecking the box "whole words only".

HTH


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Ken Cox  Identity Verified
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maybe it's your encoding Sep 29, 2005

I just tried it and it worked fine. Probably has to do with the encoding your browser is using (the modern version of the Tower of Babel and explanation for everyhing that doesn't work right or goes bump in the night...)

FWIW, I'm using Opera with the encoding set to 'Autodetect' (which means I don't have a clue what encoding it uses to generate text) and I produce umlaut characters by typing Shift-" ahead of the character on a Windows XP system.

[Edited at 2005-09-29 17:29]


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Derek Gill Franßen  Identity Verified
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It works on my end. Sep 29, 2005

Just thought I'd mention that (I use IE and never mess with the encoding stuff).

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writeaway  Identity Verified
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Encoding?? Sep 29, 2005

Derek Gill Franßen wrote:

Just thought I'd mention that (I use IE and never mess with the encoding stuff).


I use Netscape and just click. Encoding?


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