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Search issue in 1.4b11 or am I missing something?

Hi,
Well, normally I listen to Trance and Progressive House, but I like all the good music, not only electronic, so today it happened that I wanted to listen to "Get Lost" by Gossip. I switched to playlist with all my physical CDs ripped, hit F3 and typed "GET LOST". Exactly "GET LOST" as Caps Lock was accidentally pressed a while ago. And guess what - I found nothing... I switched off Caps Lock and typed simply "get lost" and I found the track that I wanted to listen to. I thought that maybe "get" and "lost" are some key words, as at least "get" seems to be HTTP command - I was thinking about searching in foobar with words like HAS, IS, NOT. So I just witched CL on again and typed "JOYFUL NOISE". And again nothing showed up. Typing "joyful noise" returned whole Gossip album.

So - is it a new bug or is it an old feature, that search queries typed in Caps Lock does not give results? I never tried that before...

Re: Search issue in 1.4b11 or am I missing something?

Reply #1
foobar2000 change log - version 1.4

Playlist & Media Library search for a new text-matching algorithm similar to Unicode Asymmetric Search.

http://unicode.org/reports/tr10/#Asymmetric_Search

Re: Search issue in 1.4b11 or am I missing something?

Reply #2
Aaaand? Does that asymmetric search disregard "all-caps" strings? I remember it was all about diacritic characters (in Polish: ą, ę, ś, ć, ń, ż, ź, ó, ł). And as far as I remember it was supposed to work like this:
- non diacritic search gives both non diacritic and diacritic results;
- diacritic search gives only diacritic results

EDIT:
Looks you edited your post with link. Seems we have tertiary model, while secondary could be better...

Re: Search issue in 1.4b11 or am I missing something?

Reply #3
Since the change log refers to "similiar" , only the dev's can really answer .

Re: Search issue in 1.4b11 or am I missing something?

Reply #4
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Menu\File\Preferences\Advanced\Networking --> Keep reconnecting dropped connections for (seconds): 10
Not working on 1.4 beta 11!

Re: Search issue in 1.4b11 or am I missing something?

Reply #5
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Menu\File\Preferences\Advanced\Networking --> Keep reconnecting dropped connections for (seconds): 10
Not working on 1.4 beta 11!

Don't hijack a topic, make your own. Your post has nothing to do with the topic of this thread which is about search issues.

Re: Search issue in 1.4b11 or am I missing something?

Reply #6
All caps query isn't disregarded. It finds matches that use the same spelling. In my opinion the current search is optimal, type lower case letters to get as loose matching as possible and if you know exact spelling, use that and get only 100% matching hits. If you disagree, please explain why. Forgetting caps lock on isn't a good reason.

Re: Search issue in 1.4b11 or am I missing something?

Reply #7
In my opinion the current search is optimal, type lower case letters to get as loose matching as possible and if you know exact spelling, use that and get only 100% matching hits. (...) 
Forgetting caps lock on isn't a good reason.

Hm. OK. I have to admit, it sounds reasonable :)
Sorry for all the bother.

Re: Search issue in 1.4b11 or am I missing something?

Reply #8
Yeah, this is A Good Thing [tm] - especially for those who have more music by Pärt than I have.
Memento: this is Hydrogenaudio. Do not assume good faith.

Re: Search issue in 1.4b11 or am I missing something?

Reply #9
All caps query isn't disregarded. It finds matches that use the same spelling. In my opinion the current search is optimal, type lower case letters to get as loose matching as possible and if you know exact spelling, use that and get only 100% matching hits.
That's the way incremental search also works in GNU Emacs, and I like it!

 

Re: Search issue in 1.4b11 or am I missing something?

Reply #10
Stop your necroposting already.

 
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