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We are developing a site with product contains multiple languages (English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese). The search function for english is working fine but it failed to search product using Chinese.

Note: We are using Magento v2.0.8

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Magento search functionality builds on top of MySql Fulltext index that has limitation:

Ideographic languages such as Chinese and Japanese do not have word delimiters. Therefore, the FULLTEXT parser cannot determine where words begin and end in these and other such languages.

  • is there any workaround? – Paul Jul 27 '16 at 5:19
  • will solr solve this issue? – Paul Jul 27 '16 at 5:50
  • I test again the function and I found that the search function is working fine with chinese words. What I have done is setup the cronjob. Is the indexing is a must for the search function to work properly? – Paul Jul 28 '16 at 14:30
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I do the re-index using the following command and the problem is solved.

magento indexer:reindex

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