Level 5* GrumpyMonkey 4,314 Posted December 11, 2012 Level 5* Share Posted December 11, 2012 Have we always been unable to search for Japanese in quotation marks and English together? (1) Japanese + EnglishWeb: 田原 tawara = 49 hitsWeb: "田原" tawara = 0 hitsiOS: 田原 tawara = 49 hitsiOS: "田原" tawara = 0 hits(2) Japanese onlyWeb: 田原 = 665Web: "田原" = 132iOS:田原 = 665iOS: "田原" = 132The problem here, as the search numbers suggest, is that without the quotation marks we have to search for every instance of each character. This is the equivalent of looking for every instance of "t", "w", and "o" in your account when you look for "two". So, I put the Japanese in quotation marks to focus the searches. That still results in a lot of hits. By pairing the Japanese with English I can focus the searches even more to stuff that I have written. On the iPad, though, it pays to further restrict your search results, but trying to do this with quotation marks fails. Maybe I have never tried this before, but it seems to me that quotation marks around a term in any language + and english word ought to work the same as quotation marks around an English word or phrase + an English word. I will test this on Mac and Windows sometime when I have a chance. Link to comment
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