Plant Database forum: Non English language letters

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Nov 20, 2011 8:41 AM CST

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I noticed when "copying" a German name into the cultivar field the search engine does not translate.
i.e. A search for (Astilbe x crispa 'Däumling') using the words "astilbe daumling" yields no results.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Nov 20, 2011 9:04 AM CST

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The letter a is different from the letter ä. I don't yet know how to tell the search system to do this kind of fuzzy searching, it'll have to be something for my todo.

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=D%C3%A4umling
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JRsbugs
Nov 20, 2011 10:35 AM CST
In the mean time, could the sytem tools character map be used?

ä

Start menu - all programmes - accesssories - system tools - character map. Smiling

All you do then is click on the character you want, select, then click 'copy' and you can then paste it here using a right click.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Nov 20, 2011 2:09 PM CST

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Another option might be to add a cultivar, i.e. A. x crispa Däumling, added cultivar Daumling.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Nov 20, 2011 2:33 PM CST

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We have had to do that for the roses and daylilies, just change the one character so that it works with the search.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Nov 20, 2011 2:34 PM CST

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Did you leave the original and add a cv. or just change it?
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Nov 20, 2011 2:47 PM CST

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In the daylily database, I just changed it for now. This was before that extra cultivar field was added. The roses I believe have both.
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Nov 20, 2011 2:52 PM CST

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Thumbs up
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