Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Search in Hebrew|
|Component:||code||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Version:||OOo 1.0.0||Keywords:||Hebrew, oooqa|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description shmuelh 2004-07-02 04:06:27 UTC
Most Hebrew is written without vowels. To add vowels, certain markings are added to the consonants. For example, an underline under as consonant adds the "a" sound. There are certain documents that are written with vowels added, as, for example, the Hebrew version of the Bible. Now, if I want to Search a document which has vowels in it, ideally I should be able to just type in the consonants (given that vowelling is optional - and often there are are a few different possible ways the vowelling may be done) and then the Search will do the rest. That is the way MS Word (ugh!) does it. In OO, though, unless you put in the vowels EXACTLY in the Search string, it doesn't find the words you're looking for. This makes the Search basically impossible in such documents. In short, what I think needs to be done is to have the Search check the document AS IF there was no vowelling present, and to find the words based simply in the consonants present.
Comment 1 lohmaier 2004-07-03 16:41:42 UTC
maybe wordprocessor is the wrong component?
Comment 2 lohmaier 2004-07-03 16:50:54 UTC
forgot to change status to new...
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2004-07-05 09:52:01 UTC
reassigned to bh
Comment 4 nadavkav 2008-05-03 12:40:46 UTC
maybe... add an option to the search dialog "use vowels [x]" on/off ?
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:09:27 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on my owner to the owner "requirements".
Comment 6 Peter 2018-12-16 11:38:54 UTC
This is language specific or? Are there other languages, where you have the choice to write without vowels?