We think of making all co-workers of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary) have an Orcid ID. This would be great, but we have a problem.
Most names in Hungary have accents (like meny names in French, German, Polish...). E.g. I am registered as István Kollár: 0000-0002-4807-0476
In most systems, a search with unaccented characters (Istvan Kollar) returns all hit with or without accents. However, when I search for Kollar, I have no hits, even with "Also search other names" on (I do have added all these name versions).
I can find my name with "Kollár" only. But this will not find the Kollárs registered as Kollar... try these.
Would it be possible to extend the search as follows:
- by default, the search with ASCII characters (e.g. Kollar) would look for all accented/unaccented versions: Kollar, Kollár,
- a search with accents (Kollár) would look either for this form only, or for all accented/unaccented versions, as you decide,
- I could request with a radio button to search for precisely the given (non)accented names.
This would solve the search problems of many of us.
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