[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #3338: Blog Search: Ignore Soft Hyphens

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Wed Nov 8 14:06:10 GMT 2006

#3338: Blog Search: Ignore Soft Hyphens
 Reporter:  transalpin    |       Owner:  anonymous                                           
     Type:  defect        |      Status:  new                                                 
 Priority:  high          |   Milestone:  2.1                                                 
Component:  Optimization  |     Version:  2.0.5                                               
 Severity:  normal        |    Keywords:  hyphenate, hyphenation, discretionary hyphen, search
 The W3C and the Unicode Consortium say it: For operations such as
 searching and sorting, the soft hyphen should always be ignored.

 To clarify, a search for “wordpress” should return both “`WordPress`” and

 Personally, I extensively use the Soft Hyphen character (U+00AD, `­`)
 for posts written in German, unfortunately making the text unsearchable.
 It just looks better, even for non-justified alignment.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3338>
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