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RE: diacritic-fold-search?

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: diacritic-fold-search?
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:29:25 -0800

> > Is there a way to search for a text string ignoring any diacritics,
> > e.g. capturing both “après” and “apres”? 
> You can use a regular expression such as [éeè] …

Sure, but it would be good to be able to just tell Isearch to ignore all accents
(diacritical marks).

As opposed to having to type a regexp with each of the chars you want to
consider equivalent.  Especially if you don't have a keyboard that makes
entering such chars trivial (vs using `insert-char' and providing Unicode names
or char codes, etc.).

Some users who are not in the habit of entering such chars will nevertheless
have a use case for searching text that contains them.  Copying text off the Web
is one way that people end up with such text.

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