[mb-devel] Search Enhancement proposal - Implementation specifics - GSoC 2010
lohiya.dhiraj at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 16:28:41 UTC 2010
I know both Hindi and Marathi well so I could do for both of them.
Apart from that, the following languages are nicely supported in the
So I would also want to provide support on the aforementioned languages and
want to design it in a modular fashion so that new languages could be easily
integrated. Either case, we would have a testing phase within our community
and the languages which cross the quality threshold would only be up
I am proposing this for the above languages since because of the
difficulties faced in Hindi, I guess similar problems might be faced by
other users of different languages.
Even in case of English, probably native English speakers are pretty
comfortable but at least me and some of my friends feel that this feature
would be helpful to many non-native English speakers. So we could still
provide English as an option in the drop-down list and give the user the
choice to select or not.
I would like a final discussion on whether I should go ahead with a bunch of
10 languages as mentioned above or only Hindi and Marathi.
What about typos and transliteration? "Use advanced query syntax" provides
support for typos but I guess users needn't be aware of this and we could
implement this directly. This could serve as a good fallback mechanism when
we find no results through the actual search. Of course, at the top, we
could display a message saying "Your search retrieved no results. Here are a
few results related to your query."
IRC nick: Dj
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