Support for Special Characters

The search feature automatically searches for special characters that are not included in a query.

The Search box does not require the user to enter diacritical marks and other special characters that are found in European languages. This includes marks such as the umlaut, the acute, the tilde, the German Eszett, and so on. The user can type the intended word without the special characters and Reltio Connected Cloud will find the matching words that use the missing special characters.

In our example, if you enter kafer, Reltio Connected Cloud finds the names that include the string Käfer in addition to any names that include kafer.   Here are some cases in German, Spanish, and Russian:

Table 1. German Special Characters
Type Also Searches On
Mobeltragerfusse Möbelträgerfüße
Aa Ää
ss ß
Table 2. Spanish Special Characters
Type Also Searches on
df Áá
Ii Íí
Nn Ññ
Table 3. Russian Special Characters
Type Also Searches on
Ee Ёё

The opposite case also works. If you enter a search string that contains special characters, it will use fuzzy logic and also enter the equivalent string without the special characters.

For new tenants, this feature works out of the box. For old tenants, you must reindex the data. Here is the complete list of the supported special characters.

Table 4. Supported Special Characters
Special Character ASCII Character Description
À A Latin capital letter A with grave
Á A Latin capital letter A with acute
 A Latin capital letter A with circumflex
à A Latin capital letter A with tilde
Ä A Latin capital letter A with diaeresis
Å A Latin capital letter A with ring above
Æ AE Latin capital letter AE
Ç C Latin capital letter C with cedilla
È E Latin capital letter E with grave
É E Latin capital letter E with acute
Ê E Latin capital letter E with circumflex
Ë E Latin capital letter E with diaeresis
Ì I Latin capital letter I with grave
Í I Latin capital letter I with acute
Î I Latin capital letter I with circumflex
Ï I Latin capital letter I with diaeresis
Ð D Latin capital letter ETH
Ñ N Latin capital letter N with tilde
Ò O Latin capital letter O with grave
Ó O Latin capital letter O with acute
Ô O Latin capital letter O with circumflex
Õ O Latin capital letter O with tilde
Ö O Latin capital letter O with diaeresis
Ø O Latin capital letter O with slash
Ù U Latin capital letter U with grave
Ú U Latin capital letter U with acute
Û U Latin capital letter U with circumflex
Ü U Latin capital letter U with diaeresis
Ý Y Latin capital letter Y with acute
Þ TH Latin capital letter THORN
ß SS Latin small letter sharp s-ess -zed
à a Latin small letter a with grave
á a Latin small letter a with acute
â a Latin small letter a with circumflex
ã a Latin small letter a with tilde
ä a Latin small letter a with diaeresis
å a Latin small letter a with ring above
æ ae Latin small letter ae
ç c Latin small letter c with cedilla
è e Latin small letter e with grave
é E Latin small letter e with acute
ê e Latin small letter e with circumflex
ë e Latin small letter e with diareresis
ì i Latin small letter i with grave
í i Latin small letter i with acute
î i Latin small letter i with circumflex
ï i Latin small letter i with diareresis
ð d Latin small letter eth
ñ n Latin small letter n with tilde
ò o Latin small letter o with grave
ô o Latin small letter o with circumflex
õ o Latin small letter o with tilde
ö o Latin small letter o with diareresis
ø o Latin small letter o with slash
ù u Latin small letter u with grave
ú u Latin small letter u with acute
û u Latin small letter u with circumflex
ü u Latin small letter u with diaeresis
ý y Latin small letter y with acute
þ th Latin small letter thorn
ÿ y Latin small letter y with diaeresis