search (and replace) takes ss as ß

Bug #332321 reported by Gordian Kaulbarsch on 2009-02-20
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gedit (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gedit

Release: 8.10
Version of Package: 2.24.2-0ubuntu1
I expect: When I search and replace "ß" (to change to ß for html) I want all "ss" left unchanged.
What happens: "ss" is also replace as if it is an "ß"

Lars Ljung (larslj) wrote :

Confirmed. A workaround is to use the "match case" option. Is this a bug or feature?

Changed in gedit:
status: New → Confirmed
Gordian Kaulbarsch (gidion) wrote :

As feature it should be noticed somewhere.
There is no connection between case and symbol or ligature.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

upstream issue to send to

Changed in gedit:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in gedit:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gedit:
status: Unknown → New
redick (computer-ankreuzen) wrote :

Found in gedit 2.30.2 , i think, it's a bug. ß is not the same as ss in german.
It's not a feature. Yes you can use "Klein- und Großschreibung beachten" to solve it, but german ß is not a uper case.

Changed in gedit:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gedit:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
HassaneDIABY (hasdiaby) wrote :


We are 4 french students (University Paris 8) and we have to fix bugs on open source software for a class.
We searched among different bugs and softwares and this bug in gedit interested us. So we decided to work on it, hopefully fix it.

Alice, Hassane, Jazil, Oliver.

Changed in gedit:
status: New → Expired
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