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RE: Q: Swish-E foreign language character support

From: <Rainer.Scherg(at)>
Date: Sun Feb 04 2001 - 10:56:47 GMT
Which version of swish did you try?

If you tried the 1.3x version, please switch to the 2.0.x version.

Development of 2.0.x is done at  (docs, etc).
Download of latest source is also available at
or via links from

tschuess... Rainer

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kati Gbler []
> Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2001 10:25 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [SWISH-E] Q: Swish-E foreign language character support
> Hello Swish-E users,
> I just set up Swish-E for the first time, and I got it 
> working successfully 
> using the HTTP method, and doing command line, or CGI-form searching.
> The only feature I'm missing is support for some of the 
> foreign language 
> characters. For example, commonly used German characters are: 
> . And 
> various Spanish, Italian, and French characters are:  
>   etc., they 
> don't get returned in the search results, I guess because they're not 
> indexed, as it states in the Swish-E config file, only use these ones:
> abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789_\|/-+=?!@$%^'"`~,.[]{}()
> In any case, I tested adding the characters  in the config 
> file and in the 
> HTML files, and re-indexed, but as I expected, it didn't 
> work. Although, I 
> also tested using German characters () in the META tags 
> ("PropertyNames"), 
> and notably in that situation they worked when I did a 
> command line search 
> with the -p option.
> I have a site in Spanish, Italian, French, German and 
> English, so for my 
> purpose its important to make these foreign characters work. 
> Does anyone know 
> a fix to this? or would much of the Swish-E code need to be 
> re-built to make 
> it work?. As such, maybe it would be better for me to find 
> another search 
> engine, any advise on this foreign-character problem would be 
> appreciated!
> Regards,
> Kati
> PS: I just joined the list, so I'm not sure if its working, 
> please include a 
> CC of any replies to me at Thanks.
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Received on Sun Feb 4 11:00:37 2001