In the Find & Replace dialog (Edit - Find & Replace), some options are not explained at the corresponding help page:
All modules (if CTL languages are enabled):
Ignore diacritics CTL
Ignore kashida CTL
The source of the help page can be found at source/text/shared/01/02100000.xhp.
Does the patch
"update description of Find and Replace dialog"
fix the issue?
(note: wherever possible, put bug number in first line of patch description)
No, the patch deals with changes of the options that are already described, the four new options still have no description. (And I don't know their meaning.)
Ignore diacritics CTL: Ignores Unicode combining marks when searching, so searching for كتب will match كَتَبَ or كُتُب or كتِب and so on.
Ignore kashida CTL: Ignore the Arabic Tatweel mark U+0640 (also known as Kashida) when searching, so searching for كتاب will match كـتاب or كتــــاب and so on.
BTW I think the “CTL” part is the labels is redundant and confusing technical jargon that should be dropped.
I bet this can be changed to NEW
still not fixed in Version: 188.8.131.52.alpha0+
Build ID: 616f21db9e50a77b0c02dfb123f871a742f46216
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.10; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2;
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2017-10-16_22:37:26
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL.UTF-8); Calc: group
info for the wild cards:
* (asterisk) any sequence of characters, including empty sequence
? (question mark) any character, exactly one
~ (tilde) escapes the special meaning of the following asterisk, question mark or tilde
for "Formatted display"
"Option to search formatted display strings using find bar and also "Find & Replace" dialog. tdf#48456 (Dennis Francis)"
(In reply to Cor Nouws from comment #8)
> for "Formatted display"
In short, I think, "search for xx, as formatted on display"
Balaharipreetha Muthu committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#103587 - Find and Replace : Add explanations for options: Kashida sensitive and Diacritics sensitive.
Isn't the new description for diacritics (and similarly for kashida) "Searches exact match, does not include Unicode combining marks in search" confusing? I would expect the opposite "searches exact match, including Unicode combining marks".