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Search and tags do not work correctly


I'm gonna use this great Q&A framework on my standalone django project.

The one problem is russian characters recognition in search. So, how can i enable unicode search and tags?

For example, if i create a question in russian and try to search keywords, included in it - there is no result (i tried on I see, searching russian words works on, but here is another issue: you should include full keyword in exact form to find a question(in English the situation is the same, so, how cam we improve the search?).

The same is when clicking on tag in russian in questions on frontpage. See example on

PS i found recently that even search in English does not work correctly. For example, try to search keyword "about"(there are questions that include it) .It's a big problem. Even exact phrases don't give any results :( I think for Q&A conception this is high level issue that should be solved ASAP.

Thank you. I really like the project.

buduguru's avatar
asked 2012-03-22 06:23:48 -0500, updated 2012-03-22 07:26:02 -0500
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At this moment search works in one language at a time. This site and all hosted sites are configured for english. Also, this site runs on MySQL and hosted sites on PostgresQL - in those search functions are different.

I agree that search can be improved, even without configuring the language issue.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2012-03-22 08:58:29 -0500
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so, i see that on MySQL the search works both in English and Russian but shit with russian tags on frontpage happens (you can see that it's ok with russian tags in sidebar, in search results under the question and on question details page but not under the question on frontpage). I think it's not configuration issue but some piece of code does not work with unicode properly.

buduguru's avatar buduguru (2012-03-22 09:25:05 -0500) edit
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