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Searching the Global Address List (GAL) when query contains german umlauts äöüß RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    we have a problem when searching the Global Address List regarding German umlauts (äöüß). Currently when someone searches for the name "Mueller", a person named "Müller" is not matched. I guess this is due to the active collation or sorting order, which is probably dictionary order. I want to use "German Phonebook order" DIN 5007 variant 2, as described here for example in the mysql documentation:

    The latin1_german1_ci and latin1_german2_ci collations are based on the DIN-1 and DIN-2 standards, where DIN
    stands for Deutsches Institut für Normung (the German equivalent of ANSI). DIN-1 is called the “dictionary
    collation” and DIN-2 is called the “phone book collation.” For an example of the effect this has in
    comparisons or when doing searches, see Section 10.1.7.8, “Examples of the Effect of Collation”.
    
        latin1_german1_ci (dictionary) rules:
    
        Ä = A
        Ö = O
        Ü = U
        ß = s
    
        latin1_german2_ci (phone-book) rules:
    
        Ä = AE
        Ö = OE
        Ü = UE
        ß = ss
    
    

    How can this be achieved for Exchange/Outlook?

    Thanks,

    Tim

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:07 AM

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