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SharePoint 2010: Problematic Search and default normalization.

Posted on 2012-03-31
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Hello. I use Search Core Results web part to find users by LastName. My custom Search Core result does not work with Å charaters (returns both Å and A). Problems seems to be that SharePoint 2010 normalizes Å to A which should be fixed. But is it possible to 'educate' sharepoint search to know more characters.
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by:Jamie McAllister MVP
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This is an issue of enabling Search Diacritics to use the characters instead of treating them as accents.

In MOSS 2007 this was enabled using STSADM as such;

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287887.aspx

However there's no Powershell mapping for this in 2010 as things have seemingly changed...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621081.aspx

Indeed searching for the property on Technet yields this;

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.office.server.search.administration.searchcontext.diacriticsensitive.aspx

"This class is obsolete now. Please use SearchServiceApplication and SearchServiceApplicationProxy instead."

I haven't touched this side of things on 2010, and can find no reference to diacritics with these two classes.

What I did turn up was this, which I suggest you look into;

http://allcomputers.us/windows_server/sharepoint-2010-search---tuning-search-(part-2)---the-thesaurus---custom-dictionaries.aspx
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