[jsword-devel] Chinese and Chinese Simplified
sijo.cherian at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 07:25:54 MST 2013
Do we have any native chinese speakers, who can comment on the usability of
searching using simplified-chars on a traditional bible & vice versa? Does
chinese search engines on the net do that?
On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Matthew Patenaude <mnglfiddle at gmail.com>wrote:
> I like that idea. It is definitely true that, while conversion between
> simplified and complex characters usually does an OK job, it often makes
> mistakes that would cause difficulty in search applications.
> Matthew Patenaude
> On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 6:28 AM, Chris Burrell <chris at burrell.me.uk>wrote:
>> Just wondering - do we want to allow Chinese to be searchable regardless
>> of whether it is traditional or simplified.
>> There is a small library (https://code.google.com/p/java-zhconverter/)
>> which does the conversion. My understanding is that traditional to
>> simplified is unique, and simplified to traditional is not always unique
>> (although the library I think only gives you one option).
>> My thought is that for chinese versions, we add the
>> simplified/traditional options in the same field of the index so that we
>> can prevent user errors (I've found myself raising a bug against Simplified
>> Chinese not working, but it was because I had a traditional Chinese version
>> selected.). We would never display these mappings, just use them to return
>> Just a thought.
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