Issues with Typesense Server compared to Algolia on DataTables.API

TLDR Hudio was concerned about a search issue with Typesense's handling of special characters compared to Algolia. Jason clarified this and promised improvements in future updates.

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Jul 14, 2021 (26 months ago)
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03:43 PM
I am running some test on a self hosted Typesense server before deploying it to replace the Algolia server that is currently used. Is there a reason why when searching API a result such as DataTables.API is not returned by Typesense but is by Algolia.
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04:07 PM
Typesense currently removes special characters, so DataTables.API gets indexed as DataTablesAPI. If you replace special characters with spaces then you’ll get the result you’re looking for. We plan to allow this special character handling to be configurable shortly.