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Searches are not including accents in search terms

Summary: If the GSA receives a search for a word with or without an accent, it may not search for the similar word without or with the accent.


Cause: This can happen in a number of cases:

  • When the GSA does not properly detect the search as occurring in a language where the letter can have an accent
  • Accent-insensitive search does not work with metadata
  • Accent-insensitive search only works on one language at a time

Fix: Ensure that the search query specifies the language in the "lr" parameter. For example, to search in Portuguese, the search query URL should look like this:

http://<GSA>/search?q=<search terms>&...&lr=lang_pt


Additional Information: Language Filters.

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