AmirBehzad Eslami [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote on 24/11/2005 17:48:29:
I'm considering programming a simple Search Engine for a website,
to find Arabic/Persian data within a MySQL database.
This database contains a huge amount of data, encoded with
The big deal is to ** reduce the response time ** to end-users.
My first solution is to create an Index and use the FULL-TEXT
Luckily, MySQL's provides FULL-TEXT Indexing support in MyISAM tables.
But unfortunately, it doesn't support multi-byte charsets (e.g.
Technically, MySQL creates Indexes over words.
A word'' is any sequence of characters consisting of letters and
Assuming this, I tried to save the records as Unicode Character
References (#;), but the search failed again :-(
I appreciate any solution to solve this problem.
Thanks in Advance,
 MySQL Manual - 6.8.3 Full-text Search TODO
 MySQL Manual - 6.8 MySQL Full-text Search
I use MySQL 4.0
I think this is your problem: MySQL does not properly support Unicode
until version 4.1. I am successfully using FullText with MySQL 4.1 to sort
UTF-8 encoded Japanese text. I see no reason why it should not work for
Arabic - if you upgrade.
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