Type-ahead (string matching) interferes with entering data with accented characters

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alanterra
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Type-ahead (string matching) interferes with entering data with accented characters

Post by alanterra » Sat May 18, 2019 7:44 pm

I am trying to enter the author "Martinsson", but as I type the "i" in this name, Bookends attempts to match it with "Martínez" (accented i). Then when I type the "s" following the "i", nothing is entered, so the final name is entered as "Martnsson". There is something weird happening here with accented characters, for which I would appreciate the fix.

Workaround: enter the name without the "i" then use the arrow keys to go back and insert it without type-ahead trying to match it.

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Re: Type-ahead (string matching) interferes with entering data with accented characters

Post by Jon » Sun May 19, 2019 7:35 am

If you think this is a bug report it to tech support.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2038

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Re: Type-ahead (string matching) interferes with entering data with accented characters

Post by alanterra » Thu May 23, 2019 2:15 pm

If anyone comes across this problem, I solved it by rebuilding the keyword index, per Jon's suggestion. It may have had something to do with normalizing unicode characters as well.

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