Letters with diacritics not found when searching

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create and save note with the text café наёмник (notice the letters with diacritics). Second word is mercenary in Russian, if anyone is interested.
  2. Do a search for cafe.
  3. Do a search for наемник.

Expected result

Search returns the text in the note for steps 2 and 3.

Actual result

Search returns nothing for steps 2 and 3, since doesn’t consider that the letters in question could be interchanged in certain cases. For Russian there’s only one case where letter е could be used instead of ё in certain cases, but I’m not sure what should be done for languages like French with tons of diacritics and occasional French-derived cases in English like café, naïve etc.


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Obsidian version: 0.8.1

Additional information

There’s a feature request concerning this exact behavior but I don’t think it’s a feature, rather it’s a bug.

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