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An older acquaintance asked me to help her use a nonprofit website. The front page was readable to her, but any search for our local area returns results in a language she can't read.

The search algorithm thinks "a" is a suffix. It removed it, changing all searches for "Indiana" into "Indian". She was getting results from India.

I dropped their webmaster a note. PSA: please don't roll your own search algorithm if you don't have cause to.

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