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[bug #19977] Adding new function to grep

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: [bug #19977] Adding new function to grep
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 20:40:33 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #1, bug #19977 (project grep):

That is a good request.  Grep not matching accented characters is not only a
problem in Arabic with Tashkeel signs, but also in many European languages
with diacritical signs.  One would like to have an option to ignore any of
those signs so that the following command outputs five lines instead of just

$ echo -e " a\n á\n à\n â\n ä" | grep --ignore-diacritics a

Of course "-it" is not possible as an option, but for example "-k" and
"--ignore-marks" would be.

You plan to develop and program this option yourself?  Then you will be
mostly on your own, as the maintainers of grep are... busy elsewhere.  But
when you have a patch, even if it's just half-working, please attach it here;
others will be interested.



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