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- Subject: Re: U-umlaut and two-letter combination
- From: Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@...>
- Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 12:32:51 +0200
Florian Berger wrote:
Asko Kauppi wrote:
I know that problem, and afik string.find() does not offer a means to it.
Ok, I have to think about using regexp as Shmuel suggested in his mail.
However, how about string.gsub(txt,"ue","ü") first, and then do the
That might work for a simple case but I'm looking for a general search
and I don't want to modify the text to be searched. If I for example
first replace "ue" with "ü" and then search for "München" everything is
ok but after that I cannot search word "glue".
A more "natural" transformation is to do it the way around: ü => ue
In French, we would transform œ (œ in HTML) to oe.
It can be a way to do collation too.
Of course, such transformation may be unwanted, eg. if you want to keep
a difference between both ways of writing.
If performance isn't an issue, you can also do two searches...
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