Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#4469 closed defect (duplicate)

Nominatim won't search some Korean text?

Reported by: gs25 Owned by: geocoding@…
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: nominatim Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Here is Toyoko Inn in Seoul. There are many of these hotels in Korea and Japan.

Nominatim search for "Toyoko Inn, Seoul" is great! "Toyoko Inn, Busan" or "Toyoko Inn, Tokyo" works as expected too.

"東横イン", which is Japanese for "Toyoko Inn", seems to work. I get some useful results. "토요코인", which is Korean for "Toyoko Inn", does not work. I get no results, but I know this string is in the name=* field.

Please tell me if this is a bug, or if there is a problem with the data. If it's a bug, please mark it as a 'to do'. If it's a problem with the data, please explain how to do it properly and I will re-do all Toyoko Inn hotels in Korea (there are about 8 of them).

I have had success searching for other Korean text. For example, "중앙로" or "Jungang-ro", which means "Central Street", will give some results.

Thank you.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by datendelphin

This is a bug in nominatim. Searching for one word of the korean name string doesn't work. But Searching for the whole string works.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by Sarah Hoffmann

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Partial searches only work for a single word at the moment. 토요코인 is considered as three words for sake of transliteration, which is why it is not found.

Marking this one as a duplicate of #2485 (better support of partial words).

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