Opened 7 years ago

Closed 22 months ago

#4449 closed defect (wontfix)

If name of place includes comma, searching for it fails

Reported by: fluteflute Owned by: geocoding@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: nominatim Version:
Keywords: Cc:


For example: is not found by a search for its name ("Kimpton, Thruxton and Fyfield C of E Primary School")

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by Sarah Hoffmann

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I agree that this is a missing feature that would be nice to have but it is very unlikely that it is ever going to happen. The comma as separator of address parts is a very fundamental assumption in Nominatim's design. I don't know of any way to change that which would not result in a very hefty performance penalty. And that is simply not worth paying for the rare cases where the comma is part of a name.

So, I'm sorry to say that I have to close this as a 'won't fix' but anything else would be unrealistic.

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