[jsword-devel] Chinese and Chinese Simplified

Sijo Cherian sijo.cherian at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 07:42:58 MST 2013


Is your suggestion to automatically add mapped characters to the query
only, for e.g. given a user's simplified query xyz, make the query
IndexField:(xyz OR tradition-mapping-for-xyz)


On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 6:28 AM, Chris Burrell <chris at burrell.me.uk> wrote:

> Hi
> 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 results..
> Just a thought.
> Chris
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