Solr? Xapian? Something else?

Posted on Fri 31 October 2014 in IT • Tagged with php, python

The bibliography

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One of the projects in work is a bibliography, a painstakingly-produced list of publications for a specific research area. It wouldn't be so bad if it was all English-language, but much of it relates to linguistics. There are diacritics all over …

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PHP and Unicode

Posted on Thu 16 October 2014 in IT • Tagged with php, python, unicode

In my last post about the testing goat I mentioned there's now an official Unicode codepoint for "GOAT", U+1F410.

At the time, I tried typing it in. Under Linux you just press ctrl-shift-u (you'll see an underlined letter u), type the hex digits for the code you want, press …

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