I have been trying to use the correct accents especial if it is a branded name but now I am wondering would it hinder viewers when searching? I know the current in house search function isn't great and they are working on improving but is using the correct form of accents going to hurt my wiki more than help? of does it automatically recognize the non-accent related letter when one searches?
Does anyone know this is there a help page on this?
I was thinking of doing redirects but if I do that my wiki would be 1/3 or more of redirects. Which (side note) I really wish redirects wouldn't count as pages it gives a misleading number of article on a wiki -.-;
Would be interesting for me to know as well, for now I create redirects whenever there's an accent, but somewhere I'll get into the trouble of double definitions/needing to use the redirects for something else.
No, sorry, if they are currently re-working their search function mentioned here and here. I see no reason in putting in a tedious ticket that they'll just say it's being reworked on anyways. And they aren't getting into the details anyways. I just might as well wait till they finish before I ticket.
I don't post in forums for just any reason, usually it is for those who might already know and in many cases very helpful users (who I get way more help from than any ticket I ever wrote) can provide quick and detailed information before the hour or before the end of the day is up - a ticket I might forget about by they time I get a response a day or days later. If I wanted to write a ticket I'd have written one, or said "before I write a ticket".
Wikitext considers accented and unaccented letters as distinct, IIRC. And it's alphabetized at the end.
Ah ok ty, depending on their improvements with search feature, redirects might be the best bet then. Which *ugh* do you know how many cosmetics are french named brands and products lines even with intended for English customers XD. Or nix out all accented characters to spare the headache.
I might have to have a think on this and then decide how to proceed.
One of the suggestions on the ENGLISH page is that in the lede (the initial paragraph before the TOC), mention all alternative spellings and presentations. In your case, both with and without diacritics. SEOs include the first so many words of a search result's lede.
Also, with local wiki search tools, results begin to autocomplete after the first 3 letters, so searchers are helped that way too.