if you try a search with [lycos.com...] for words with entities how accent grave, circumflex, umlaut,... you became no results, or very few. For instant, try a search with german word "büro" or with french "cinèma",...
I think earlyer it was work with lycos.com. It works well on local versions lycos.de and lycos.fr.
lycospro.lycos.com the same? Looks different lately. I think it is a different engine in there. I've tried to figure out what they are doing there and where the stray traffic really comes from, but no joy.
Brett, at lycospro all those searches with extended characters return the regular amount of listings, i.e. Fast serps. The extended characters however don't get displayed correct on the serps. ü[//] for example isÃ¼[/b]
In the standard search on lycos.com those results don't show up.