you can find DocBook files in many languages in the Mandriva Linux
Documentation SVN at
On 12/08/2010 20:20, Ann-Marie Horcher wrote:
I am bi-lingual, and would be able to test the German. I do not
have large docbook files to provide, and would not have time to produce
them before deadline. (Still completing my documentation and cleaning
up final bugs)
I read French, but my Chinese is only conversational.
On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Kasun
I am one of the other GSOC students. I would be happy to
help my compatriot with testing.
Thank you very much for your kindness.
Mainly we are in need of verifying the search results for
languages other than English. Currently webhelp has extensive support
for English, French, German and CJK languages. As both David and I not
familiar with these languages, it is little hard to verify the search
And we need to verify that build process we specified in the
doc is precise, and easy to follow.
If you can try to build the webhelp and make sure it works
perfectly with one of *your* docbook XML file, it is greatly
And if you are familiar with one of these languages I stated
above, and have docbook files to test them, it would be great.
Any feedback about this is welcome!
Ann, I hope you did a great work for this summer, and best of
luck for your project! :)
David, if you can find some docbook files which doesn't have
any confidential issues, please send them to the list.
On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 10:56 AM,
Cramer, David W (David) <email@example.com>
Kasun knows more about the details of the stemmer, but I can point you
to the documentation for the porter stemmer we used:
Currently, English, French, and German are supported.
You are correct search does not support wildcards in searches, and I
don't believe that the algorithm would return results with the same
base but different prefixes (i.e. searching for "inhibit" won't show
pages with "exhibit"), but I think that's normal for any search engine.
I'll add "Support wildcards in query string" to the list of future
features. I thought I had added it there already but I see now that
it's not listed.
From: Robert Fekete [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 7:14 AM
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Help needed testing CJK search support in
First of all, thank you for both of you for your work, it looks very
I have a few questions about how search and stemming works:
- Is it possible to add partial matches to the search results? For
if you search for install, installing, or installed, the same results
returned (correctly), because these words all come from install. But if
don't type the entire word (say, only 'inst'), there aren't any results.
- Am I right that the search engine does prefix-only matches? (nstall,
etc. does not work)
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