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From "Earwin Burrfoot (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1793) remove custom encoding support in Greek/Russian Analyzers
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2009 15:36:16 GMT

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Earwin Burrfoot commented on LUCENE-1793:
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bq. I am guessing the rationale for the current code is to try to reduce index size? (since
these languages are double-byte encoded in Unicode). 
Rationale was most probably to support existing non-unicode systems/databases/files, whatever.
My say is - anyone still holding onto koi8, cp1251 and friends should silently do harakiri.

> remove custom encoding support in Greek/Russian Analyzers
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-1793
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1793
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: contrib/analyzers
>            Reporter: Robert Muir
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1793.patch
>
>
> The Greek and Russian analyzers support custom encodings such as KOI-8, they define things
like Lowercase and tokenization for these.
> I think that analyzers should support unicode and that conversion/handling of other charsets
belongs somewhere else. 
> I would like to deprecate/remove the support for these other encodings.

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