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Searching Texts

Since JSesh version 7.2, it's possible to search in JSesh document (it was about time!).

It's possible to search either in the current document or in all the JSesh documents contained in a given folder.

Searching in the current document

To Search in the current document, you can use the menu entries:

  1. Edit/Find to open the “Find” dialog
  2. Edit/Find Next to search for the next occurrence of a search.

 The search dialog

You then need to describe what you want to search. JSesh is quite powerful here. You can both search for hieroglyphic and non-hieroglyphic text.

By default, the search will look for corresponding sequences of signs, regardless of their layout. If you want to search for a specific layout, check the “Whole Quadrant Match” box.

Searching for Hieroglyphic Text

Searching for hieroglyphic text can be quite simple. Type the text you are looking for in the search field (see picture below), and press the “search” button.

Simple search

By default, the search will look for sequences of signs, regardless of their layout. If you want to search for a specific layout, check the Whole Quadrant Match box.

Advanced Search for Hieroglyphic Text

You will notice a number buttons below the text field. They allow you to include more variability in the text you are looking for.

The "*" wildcard

The “*” button allows you to search for sequences of non-strictly consecutive signs. For instance, 𓁹“*”𓏏 will search for sequences of signs containing 𓁹, then possibly a number of other signs, then 𓏏.

Search with the "star" wildcard

As the search will find any corresponding sequence of signs, regardless of its length, you may end up with unexpected results - matching a 𓁹 in the second line of your text, and a 𓏏 in the fiftieth. To avoid this, you can limit the length of the expected result. For instance, if you want to allow at most two signs between 𓁹 and 𓏏, you may limit the result length to four signs, as is done in the example above, using the Max match length field.

If Max match length is 0, it will be understood as “no limit”.

note: the “*” wildcard has nothing to do with the Manuel de Codage code “*” for grouping signs.

doc/en/search.1592479934.txt.gz · Last modified: 2020/06/18 13:32 by rosmord