[Digikam-users] Words match in digiKam search

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Sun Aug 28 21:03:41 BST 2011

Hi Jean-François,

Here you find the tooltip tekst as displayed in my dk 2.1.0


Op 28-08-11 21:33, Jean-François Rabasse schreef:
> Hello,
> On Sun, 28 Aug 2011, Gilles Caulier wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 00:01:40 +0200
>> From: Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>
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>> Subject: Re: [Digikam-users] Words match in digiKam search
>> 2011/8/28 Jean-François Rabasse <jean-francois.rabasse at wanadoo.fr>:
>>> Hello,
>>> I have some questions about the way digiKam performs strings
>>> comparisons when searching for keywords.
>>> 1. The digiKam handbook says "searches are case insensitive".
>>> Well, doesn't seem to be the case in my environment (digiKam 1.2.0,
>>> Linux OpenSuSE 11.3 with KDE 4) with non US ASCII characters.
>>> I have several pictures with captions containing the word "église"
>>> (for non French readers, église is a church). E.g. picture 1 is
>>> titled "Petite église rouge", and picture 2 is titled "Église à
>>> vendre". (With an uppercase É because all my titles are
>>> capitalised.)
>>> Now, if I type (in the words search input field) the word "église",
>>> I get picture 1 but not picture 2. And if I type "Église", I get
>>> picture 2 but not picture 1. Clearly a case sensitive match,
>>> concerning only the ISO Latin characters (typing "éGLISE" finds
>>> picture 1 too, and "ÉGLISE" finds picture 2).
>>> I suspect it could be a problem with non ASCII characters encoding.
>>> My desktop environment is set to French, ISO-8859-1 charset.
>>> How digiKam internally encodes its text strings ? UTF-8 maybe ?
>>> This could possibly explain a mismatch.
>>> Has anyone already seen such an issue, and what could be the best
>>> way to walk around ? Is there a way to tell digiKam about user input
>>> encoding, us-ascii, iso-8859-x, utf-8 ? Or is it shadowed by the
>>> X11/Qt/KDE layers ?
>>> 2. Another question related to strings match, just because I'm
>>> curious :-)
>>> In the digiKam configuration window, folder "Miscellaneous",
>>> there's a configuration parameter named "String comparison type",
>>> with a selection menu proposing two options, Natural or Normal.
>>> I couldn't find anything about that in the handbook. What is a
>>> "Normal" comparison type, and a "Natural" comparison type ?
>> SHIFT+F1 over the drop-down menu doesn't help ?
>> Gilles Caulier
> Well, doesn't help a lot :-(
> Shift-F1 says : "Not defined. There no "What's This" assigned to this
> widget".
> And the menu comparison options menu, Natural vs. Normal, has a tooltip
> but not very readable. Tooltip text starts with "Sets the way in which
> strings are compared inside digiKam, etc.", but seems to be a long text
> and I can't have it displayed correctly. I can see that text embeds some
> XHTML formating, e.g. "<br/>" to trig a line break. And this markups are
> juste displayed as raw text, not processed, so the whole tooltip text
> appears on one long line, truncated at the right edge of my screen.
> But this was just a matter of curiousness.
> My major problem is the case insensitive search when words contains
> non US-ASCII characters.
> Could be a problem with my graphic interface setup, or not.
> Could non english writers digiKam users confirm - or not - that case
> insensitive search works well with their country charset ?
> If yes, I'll investigate in my X11/Qt/KDE configuration.
> If not, I'll just do my searches twice, typing the lowercase version
> then uppercase version of words containing Latin1 characters :-)
> Thanks in advance,
> Jean-François
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