Learn a CTO’s perspective on Algolia vs. Elasticsearch.

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Like most search engines, version 2.1 did not include any specific processing for Asian Languages. Version 2.2 significantly improves Asian language support (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) by including specific processing like the automatic conversion between Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese using the Unicode UniHan Database. This advanced processing was only possible because we built our own Unicode library. Many thanks to Stephen for his help!

This release also contains other improvements we released first for our SaaS version:

  • The out-of-the-box ranking was greatly improved when queries contained more than two words,
  • Indexing speed was greatly improved on mobile (2 times more efficient),
  • Search speed was improved by about 20%.

We hope you’ll like these new features, and as ever, we welcome your feedback!

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