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Lycos.com without entities?

     
10:48 am on Mar 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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.

any suggestions?

10:58 am on Mar 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Right, Lycos.com does not return any results on searches inluding extended characters.
Ove had posted this some days earlier - no idea what's wrong there.
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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.
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>lycospro.lycos.com the same?

Think so, but they retuned 0 results on some searches I did with umlaut (dänemark).
Lycos.com returned 4
Alltheweb returned 307,000

That is odd.

Maybe lycospro is only a travel related chunk of the db?

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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 isü[/b]

In the standard search on lycos.com those results don't show up.