Issue 31004 - Search in Hebrew
Summary: Search in Hebrew
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: Hebrew, oooqa
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Reported: 2004-07-02 04:06 UTC by shmuelh
Modified: 2018-12-16 11:38 UTC (History)
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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
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?