Sunday, May 20, 2007

Google Tip - the power of the tilde

Jeff South has a useful post on his blog. He's discovered that if you are doing a Google search in English, using the tilde (~) will have Google search for synonyms. In some foreign languages, such as Russian, on the other hand, it searches for alternate spellings.

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2 Comments:

At 5/22/07, 7:13 AM, Blogger Downes said...

I would just say "...in some languages..." and not "... in some foreign languages..."

Language does not have nationality... or perhaps, more accurately, the ascription of nationality to language carries with it a lot of political baggage.

 
At 5/22/07, 9:58 AM, Blogger Doug Fisher said...

A point well-taken, my friend. It's been corrected.
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