We're using cookies to make this site more secure, featureful and efficient.

Issue 219: My name :-)

Zoltán Gräff (Person)
Zoltán Gräff (graffz)
Assigned to
Anselm Lingnau

Zoltan is almost perfect. But Zoltán is better :-)

Thanks. Zoltán

Previous Actions

  • Date  March 13, 2013, 12:03 a.m.
  • User  Zoltán Gräff (graffz)

New issue submitted

  • Date  March 13, 2013, 12:37 a.m.
  • User  Anselm Lingnau (anselm)

Assigned changed to »anselm« (previously »None«)
Disposition changed to »Fixed« (previously »New«)


  • Date  March 13, 2013, 12:43 a.m.
  • User  Eric Ferguson (EricFerguson)

Disposition changed to »Needs help« (previously »Fixed«)

It would be easy to change his name from Zoltan to Zoltán, but then people making a database search for “Zoltan” (probably the vast majority of english-language users) would not find Zoltán. (of course at present it is those who search for Zoltán don’t find him.)

I could create a new “person” Zoltán Gräff", and note him as “same person as”, but is such a double entry really desirable?

One simple solution would be to have a “spelling alias” option, as we have for dances. Still simpler, all accented letters could automatically be “aliased” to respond to searches that omit the accent. I would not expect that that convention would cause too many “false positives”.

Anselm, what do you suggest?


  • Date  March 14, 2013, 10:10 p.m.
  • User  Eric Ferguson (EricFerguson)

Disposition changed to »Fixed« (previously »Needs help«)

When names on SCDDB have the correct accents and diacritical marks, search terms without these marks [like “Zoltan”] will give “nothing found”.

I have discussed this with Anselm, who will add a [hidden] feature that will allow these search terms to find their intended goal. We will have to wait a few months for this to be ready.

In the meantime we can all try to find out how to type à, á, ê, Ï, Ö, ü, û, å, Å, ç, and such on our own keyboards.