Saturday, June 25, 2005

Google and Albanian

Even though with a few mistakes, Google does have an interface in Albanian. Yet, its language ID tools do not allow to search for pages only in Albanian. Until now, I have been using a little trick: I include the most frequent Albanian word "të" in a query and I get results from Albanian pages. Unfortunately, as discussed previously by David Beaver in Language Log's entry
Pass the hát, Google appears to also change "ë" in "e". Fortunately for Albanophiles, Yahoo maintains the difference by not folding the accented characters.

Read also Language Log and Technologies du Langage.

[just found out that, if the word containing diacritics is surrounded by quotes, Google will limit the search only to diacritic-marked-words]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kosovo is not in the country list of different websites even after becoming an independent state.This causes problems when trying to register onto a website or something similar.Website owners should consider this fact and start adding Kosova to their country list. -Anita Imeri, Kosovë