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Posted by: piotr hael
Date: May 31, 2005 02:56AM

Hi,
first of all, excuse my poor engglish... but this is part of the problem, as you'll see...

So: I use fulltext search (match against...) which seemed to work very great... and actually it works...
the problem is that I'm french ( ;) ).
When creating words for the fulltext index, mysql takes all punctuation and spaces to cut words... except ' and _ which can sounds great in english, but not in my language, for instance:

"the tree" is "l'arbre" in french. The mysql engine doens't cut "l'arbre" into 2 words, so when I match against "arbre" it finds nothing, I have to match against "l'arbre", which very unnatural to a user (imagine in your language that when you look for "tree" you don't find a text with "the tree" in it ...)

So, after this short introduction my question is quite short too:
Is there a way to force mysql to consider the quote caracter when cutting the text into words for the fulltext index?

Thanks a lot by advance,
Pierre.

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