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From "Jon Humble" <>
Subject Questions about GermanAnalyzer/Stemmer
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2005 09:35:33 GMT
We’re using the GermanAnalyzer/Stemmer to index/search our (German)
I have a few questions:
(1)     Why is the GermanAnalyzer case-sensitive? None of the other
language indexers seem to be. What does this feature add?
(2)     With the German Analyzer, wildcard searches containing extended
German characters do not seem to work. So, a* is fine but anä* or ö*
always find zero results. 
(3)     In a similar vein to (2), wildcard searches with escaped special
characters fail to find results. So a search for co\-operative works but
a search for co\-op* fails.
I will be grateful for any light that can be shed on these problems.
With Thanks,
Jon Humble
BSc (hons,)
Software Engineer

TecSphere Ltd
Centre for Advanced Industry
Coble Dene, Royal Quays
Newcastle upon Tyne NE29 6DE
United Kingdom
Direct Dial: +44 (191) 270 31 06
Fax: +44 (191) 270 31 09

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