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From Ian Lea <>
Subject Re: # as a special character?
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:31:19 GMT
Searching for special characters can be a pain.  There is a message
thread from this list called "Lucene  Analyzer that can handle C++ vs
C#" that might help.


On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Aradon Strider <> wrote:
> Hello,
>  First off I am using the QueryParser with the standardanalyzer.  It
> seems that whenever I search for the # symbol, nothing is found.  This
> wouldn't be a problem but the documents I am searching have C# used
> and needing to be searched for.
>  I have tried escaping the # symbol but when I do escape it I just
> get the following after calling parse from queryparser using "C#":
> Text:c
>  This is the same as searching just C.  Now I know that the toString
> can't be relied upon for special characters (C++ escaped correctly is
> shown as Text:c), but I know c++ works since it only returns those
> hits involved with c++ and not just the letter c (like c# is)
> Any help would be appreciated!
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