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From Jonas Bechlund <>
Subject RE: scandinavian characters.
Date Tue, 27 Nov 2001 12:51:50 GMT
Hi Karl,

It is a little bit tricky - but when you get the idea it is not that bad...

I had the same problem with the danish characters. I made changes TOKEN
definition in the "Token Definitions" section of the file "QueryParser.jj"
and that actually solved the problem. One minor detail is that you have to
rebuild the jar file with ANT. (See build.txt for instructions)

I guess that solves your problem,
/ Jonas

-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Øie []
Sent: 27 November 2001 13:01
To: Lucene Users List
Subject: RE: scandinavian characters.

there must be something seriously broken with the queryparse code.

if a query starts with ø/æ/å (&oslash;, &oaelig;, &aring;) then an exception
in the queryparser occurs.

org.apache.lucene.queryParser.TokenMgrError: Lexical error at line 1, column
1.  Encountered: "\u00c3" (195), after : ""
	at org.apache.lucene.queryParser.QueryParser.jj_ntk(Unknown Source)
	at org.apache.lucene.queryParser.QueryParser.Modifiers(Unknown
	at org.apache.lucene.queryParser.QueryParser.Query(Unknown Source)
	at org.apache.lucene.queryParser.QueryParser.parse(Unknown Source)
	at org.apache.lucene.queryParser.QueryParser.parse(Unknown Source)

but if the query contains ø/æ/å (&oslash;, &oaelig;, &aring;) then it is
translated wrongly into the swedish/german &auml; regardless of what
character it was.

if someone could point me to where to start I could try to find the problem
because I guess it is errorous unicode translation...

mvh karl

>no it's even stranger than that, i have decoded the querystring, the
>is that it seems like something is changed on the way in. if i search for
>"fjøs" (fj&oslash;s) i get the swedish "fjä" (fj&Auml;). Where &oslash;
>changed to &Auml; and 's' is removed.
>is the querystring translated some where?
>mvh karl øie
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: David Bonilla []
>  Sent: 27. november 2001 10:43
>  To: Lucene Users List;
>  Subject: Re: scandinavian characters.
>  Hi Karl !!!
>  I´m spanish and I have a lot of problems programming with our not english
>characters. I use LUCENE with spanish accents and it works fine...
>  Have you tried to use the and
>your fields to index ?
>  Best Regards from Spain !
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