ar Arabic Search Feature Tracking for Firefox 2

RESOLVED FIXED in mozilla1.8final

Status

Mozilla Localizations
ar / Arabic
RESOLVED FIXED
12 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: chris hofmann, Assigned: Ayman Hourieh)

Tracking

unspecified
mozilla1.8final
Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(3 attachments, 1 obsolete attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
tracking bug to make sure we get things on the list below working correctly for
each locale:

Full Default Search partner list/order.
primary/secondary search selection behavior
Search codes.
Search Suggests enable/disable for locales where available or not
(Reporter)

Updated

12 years ago
Summary: ar-JO Search Feature Tracking for Firefox 2 → ar-JO Arabic Search Feature Tracking for Firefox 2

Updated

12 years ago
Blocks: 350461

Comment 1

11 years ago
Ayman, if you wouldn't have requests to add search plugins more useful or appropriate for Arabic users, we could close this bug out.
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: ar-JO Arabic Search Feature Tracking for Firefox 2 → ar Arabic Search Feature Tracking for Firefox 2
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.8final
(Assignee)

Comment 2

11 years ago
For search engines, I think having Google and Yahoo is OK, I can't think of better engines to include.

If Wikipedia is still part of the quick searches, does the Arabic version search in Arabic Wikipedia by default?

I also would like to disable search suggest by default, Google doesn't do any filtering on Arabic searches, and some Arabic letters yield not-so-interesting suggestions.

Thanks.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

11 years ago
notes from testing معرف البناء: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; ar; rv:1.8.1b2) Gecko/2006082101 Firefox/2.0b2

Google
http://www.google.com/search?q=firefox&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:ar:official&client=firefox-a
as mentioned search suggest is enabled but does seemed to return much content for arabic entries, and is planned to be removed for final.

Yahoo
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=mozilla+firefox&ei=UTF-8&fr=moz2
search suggest also enabled, but didn't find andy arabic content returned in limited testing

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/s/103-9872877-2921428?ie=UTF8&tag=mozilla-20&index=blended&link%5Fcode=qs&field-keywords=test&sourceid=Mozilla-search
http://www.amazon.com/s/103-9872877-2921428?ie=UTF8&tag=mozilla-20&index=blended&link%5Fcode=qs&field-keywords=%3F%3F%3F%3F&sourceid=Mozilla-search
en-us site and content.  -- not much useful returned for arabic content search.. 

Answers
http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=test&gwp=13
http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=%D9%85%D8%B9%D8%B1%D9%81&gwp=13
en-us site and content - some arabic content returned on the second search -- tried "معرف"

CC
http://search.creativecommons.org/?q=test&sourceid=Mozilla-search
en-us site and content -- "critical error" message from the site on arabic content searches.  tried "معرف"

eBay
http://search.ebay.com/test_W0QQfrppZ50QQfsopZ1QQmaxrecordsreturnedZ300
en-us site and content - fail over to "all categories on some arabic content searches" tried "معرف"



(Reporter)

Comment 4

11 years ago
> For search engines, I think having Google and Yahoo is OK, I can't think of
> better engines to include.
>
> If Wikipedia is still part of the quick searches, does the Arabic version
> search in Arabic Wikipedia by default?

Ayman,

I spotted this 
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%AD%D8%A9_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D8%A6%D9%8A%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A9
can you do a bit of testing to see if adding this site in the search list makes sense.

There are also a couple of Arabic specific search sites that turn up in Goolge and Yahoo queries for "Arabic Search Engines" but we might not have enough time to evaluate and get approval for those in Firefox 2.   It would be good to get your initial thoughts on a few of these.

Comment 5

11 years ago
Mic, could you cross check google's suggest feature for Arabic with the google folks? Just to make sure that it's not an implementation glitch or something.
(Assignee)

Comment 6

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> 
> Ayman,
> 
> I spotted this 
> http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%AD%D8%A9_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D8%A6%D9%8A%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A9
> can you do a bit of testing to see if adding this site in the search list makes
> sense.
> 

I was talking about this, I prefer that Wikipedia search in Firefox uses the Arabic Wikipedia you linked it.

> There are also a couple of Arabic specific search sites that turn up in Goolge
> and Yahoo queries for "Arabic Search Engines" but we might not have enough time
> to evaluate and get approval for those in Firefox 2.   It would be good to get
> your initial thoughts on a few of these.
> 

Hmm, I really don't see a reason to use them, Google is prominent here, it has an Arabic interface, and everyone uses it, I'll look around anyway and see if there is a search engine worth adding.

Thanks for the effort.

Comment 7

11 years ago
re comment #5
sure
/mic

Comment 8

11 years ago
Just FYI, Google doesn't have a specific Suggest corpus for Arabic--at best, you will get suggest results from previous Arabic searches performed on Google.com.
(Reporter)

Comment 9

11 years ago
sounds like we should try and add wikipedia.ar and turn off google search suggests.  can someone pull together a patch in the next couple of days?  lockdown for fx2 RC1 is next week.
(Assignee)

Comment 10

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #9)

I did some greps but couldn't find what to patch, can somebody please point me to the right direction? I'll do it myself if no one else has time.

Thanks.
(Assignee)

Comment 11

11 years ago
Created attachment 238027 [details]
Arabic Wikipedia Search Plugin

Based on DE version, tested and found to be working, please review.
(Assignee)

Comment 12

11 years ago
Created attachment 238033 [details] [diff] [review]
Disables Suggest

Assuming that removing auto-suggest URL disables the feauture.
(Assignee)

Updated

11 years ago
Attachment #238033 - Attachment mime type: text/x-patch → text/plain

Comment 13

11 years ago
Comment on attachment 238033 [details] [diff] [review]
Disables Suggest

Actually, you need to ...

- ensure that you have a current version of google.xml
- remove the suggest url (yep, that's right)
- add it as google-ar.xml to your locale
- adjust list.txt to actually pick it up.

Comment 14

11 years ago
Comment on attachment 238027 [details]
Arabic Wikipedia Search Plugin

Interesting, a wikipedia plugin that's not trivial. At least reading-wise.
Attachment #238027 - Flags: review+

Updated

11 years ago
Attachment #238033 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #238033 - Attachment is patch: true
(Assignee)

Comment 15

11 years ago
Created attachment 238064 [details]
Disables Suggest
Attachment #238064 - Flags: review+
(Assignee)

Updated

11 years ago
Attachment #238064 - Attachment mime type: text/plain → text/xml
Attachment #238064 - Flags: review+ → approval-l10n+

Comment 16

11 years ago
Comment on attachment 238064 [details]
Disables Suggest

You wanted to request that flag, right? Gonna dance with it a bit.
Attachment #238064 - Flags: approval-l10n+ → approval-l10n?
(Assignee)

Updated

11 years ago
Attachment #238064 - Flags: approval-l10n?

Comment 17

11 years ago
Comment on attachment 238064 [details]
Disables Suggest

Yes, plus the change to list.txt, and this is good.
Attachment #238064 - Flags: approval-l10n+
(Assignee)

Comment 18

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #16)
> (From update of attachment 238064 [details] [edit])
> You wanted to request that flag, right? Gonna dance with it a bit.
> 

I'm sorry I couldn't figure out what flag to set...

So is the Wikipedia one OK too?

Comment 19

11 years ago
Yes.
(Assignee)

Comment 20

11 years ago
Created attachment 238069 [details]
Updated list.txt (adds google-ar and wikipedia-ar)
(Assignee)

Comment 21

11 years ago
One last thing, seems like original search plugins aren't needed anymore in the locale's profile directory, should I remove them?
(Assignee)

Comment 22

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #21)
> One last thing, seems like original search plugins aren't needed anymore in the
> locale's profile directory, should I remove them?
> 

And by profile I mean searchplugins directory.

Comment 23

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #21)
> One last thing, seems like original search plugins aren't needed anymore in the
> locale's profile directory, should I remove them?

Any plugin that has the same name as an en-US one can be removed, and the list.txt looks good to me.
(Assignee)

Comment 24

11 years ago
OK, I removed original search plugins, committed google-ar.xml and wikipedia-ar.xml, and updated list.txt.

Anything else before resolving this bug?

Comment 25

11 years ago
FIXED, please test all the searchplugins in a clean profile and VERIFY that they work as expected.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.