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Diacritic Insensitive Search... HELP!


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I've created a searchable database for the genealogy community and all through-out my database I have diacritic and accent marks, much like these: á, Á, ä, é, í, ó, ö, ő, ú, ü


When a search is entered the person much use an exact search with these accents and diacritics to retrieve the results. I'm trying to figure out how to make these symbols not necessary in the search, without taking them out of my database.


Here's an example.. I would like them to be able to search Tot and retrieve Tot, Toth, Tót, Tóth.


Thanks for any help.

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Could you do a simple search / replace to accomplish this?



$dia = array("á", "Á", "ä", "é", "í", "ó", "ö", "ő", "ú", "ü");
$non = array("a", "A", "a", "e", "i", "o", "o", "o", "u", "u");

$searchTerm = str_replace($dia, $non, $searchTerm);

// pass $searchTerm off to your search function



Is this what you're after?

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