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Zing indexes words

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Zing indexes words

Index documents by dividing them into words. Depending on the languages your instance supports, a word may be a single character such as a Chinese or Japanese pictogram or a sequence of characters separated by spaces such as with Latin, Arabic, and Pinyin languages.

Zing uses spaces to define the basic unit of word separation. Zing uses the following rules to index words.

Table 1. Zing word indexing rules
Rule Behavior
Punctuation Zing indexes some punctuation marks as part of some words to improve search results for common search terms. Zing converts any non-indexed punctuation characters to spaces. See Zing indexes punctuation as part of some words.
Pictograms Zing supports the full range of Unicode pictogram characters. Each Chinese or Japanese pictogram is indexed as a separate word as if it were a single Latin-1 character surrounded by spaces.
Letter Zing treats Latin-1, Arabic, and Pinyin characters as individual letters of space-separated-words. Sequences of letters define indexable words.