Asterisks Not Recognized in Search?

Asterisks Not Recognized in Search?

Postby lordjym » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:39 am

Hello, I just noticed after updating the app last night (Ver 4.27 on iOS), that for some reason the search function within a deck doesn’t recognize the asterisk (*) anymore. I would use the asterisk to tag certain cards that featured very common words, to help me narrow the search. Strangely, every other commonly used symbol still shows up when I search for it, except for the asterisk. Any idea why?
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Re: Asterisks Not Recognized in Search?

Postby Ernie » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:33 pm

Hi,

The app now uses * and . as special search symbols now. (For example, match beginning of word or whole word.) You currently cannot search for these symbols anymore. I haven't advertised this.

I'm sorry for the trouble. Can you use another character to flag cards with?
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Re: Asterisks Not Recognized in Search?

Postby lordjym » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:40 pm

Ah, okay. That’s good to know. I wasn’t sure if I was just going crazy there. Yes, I’ll just use the “•” symbol in its place then. Thanks for the info.

So, exactly how does the search function use those symbols? This could help me for certain decks. :D
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Re: Asterisks Not Recognized in Search?

Postby Ernie » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:41 pm

How to use * and . in searches:

the : contains "the" (standard)

the* : starts with "the"
the. : contains word "the"
the.* : starts with word "the"

If you have any feedback on the above, feel free to share.
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Re: Asterisks Not Recognized in Search?

Postby lordjym » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:31 pm

I see. It even works with Arabic, confirmed. It's still typed after the word being searched, although it will display to the left of the word. Nice!!
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