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Author Topic: Support Full-Text Search for Non-English Chars?  (Read 302 times)

Offline Sefank

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Support Full-Text Search for Non-English Chars?
« on: September 24, 2017, 12:52:58 AM »
It seems that SMF do not support full-text search for non-English chars like Chinese characters and it leads to a Chinese forum that is unable to use the search.
So any solutions?  :laugh:

Online albertlast

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Re: Support Full-Text Search for Non-English Chars?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 01:05:55 AM »
MySQL/PostgreSQL didn't support fulltext search index for Chinese/Japan,
but they provide support for other "non english chars" like russia or arabic.

Offline Sefank

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Re: Support Full-Text Search for Non-English Chars?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 01:09:00 AM »
MySQL/PostgreSQL didn't support fulltext search index for Chinese/Japan,
but they provide support for other "non english chars" like russia or arabic.
So any solution for Chinese/Japan? THX :D

Online albertlast

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Re: Support Full-Text Search for Non-English Chars?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 02:16:22 AM »
Well the easiest one would be not to "speak" any asia language  ;D

When not possible maybe try to use a external full text search engine like sphinx and connect this to your smf:
https://github.com/SimpleMachines/sphinx-for-smf
but don't ask me about the mod how it work...