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All diacritics, and distinctions of upper and lower case, are ignored in the search engine; for punctuation see below.

The Search Engine requires "straight quotes" not “smart quotes”.

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In French words may be searched for in either old or modern spelling. The text as keyed has been coded to record modern spelling alongside original spelling. As a general rule the most effective way to search French text will be to use modern spelling.

Latin has been keyed in the original spelling, with a modest degree of coding for possible variant spellings: e.g. relligione / religione; coelum / caelum.

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There is no lemmatisation.

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Punctuation and Apostrophes


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