Allow accented characters to be equivalent to non-accented characters in search

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  • Official comment
    Gabriela Mejias

    Hi,

    Thanks for reminding us about thisissue. We're actually in the process of switching how we do search (we're moving from Solr to Elastic search). Once we've completed that update, which is scheduled for this summer, we'll look at adjusting our search to work the way you very nicely described.

    Thanks,
    -Catalina
    ORCID Support

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  • Anonymous

    Hello,

    Some years ago, I wrote a macro to easily create accented characters with any keyboard. Type two characters, and the macro creates the requested characters. It supports french, german, czech and slovak accents. Would this be of interest for your students?

    Best regards.
    Adrien Ribant

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  • ORCID

    Hi,

    Thanks for your offer of the macro. This isn't something we need now as the issue is about searching for accented characters not entering them. But we appreciate the support.

    Best,
    -Catalina

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  • Masayuki A. Fujino
    Since 1990 I've authored or co-authored many papers with the name of Masayuki A. Fujino. I cannnot tolerate this disruption. I need the Middle initial A.for my registered name.
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  • ORCID

    Hi Masayuki A. Fujino,

    You can record your middle initial in the published name field of your ORCID record see: https://support.orcid.org/hc/articles/360006973853

    You can enter information in the ORCID registry using a character set and accents will be displayed as you enter them. This idea that we're working on is just for changing how the search functionality handles those characters.

    Best,
    -Catalina

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  • Anonymous

    For authors with nordic letters in their names, it is helpful that you have included this in ORCID, but since nobody else on the planet has Æ, Ø, or Å on their keyboard, they cannot possibly find such authors as long as you do not modify your search engine to translate e.g. a search for me as Froen, to also include Frøen.

    I have bypassed the issue by entering my name in both versions, which of course looks stupid :)

    Best regards,
    Frederik Frøen

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  • ORCID (EMEA)

    We are still in the process of switching to Elastic search and once we finish, we'll be able to reconsider the implementation of this iDea.

    Kind regards,
    ORCID Community Team

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  • Anonymous
    Some non-diacritic letters are also needed, ae→Æ, c→Ç, d→Ð, o/oe→Ø/Œ, t/th→Þ, s/ss/b→ß, ij→IJ
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