I use Algolia for a product targeting the Scandinavian market. As an example the letters æøå are used in the danish language.
My problem is that these special characters are automatically converted into other characters without being counted as typos. So minWordSizefor1Typo = 6.
Doing a search for ‘nødværge’ which is a correct spelled danish word I get the same number of hits as if I spell the word wrong ‘nodværge’. If I however search for ‘nidværge’ I get different results and Algolia report that the ‘i’ is a typo.
It gets even more problematic in the following example. There is a word ‘modværge’ in danish with a completely different meaning than ‘nødværge’, but because algolia treats ø=o: modværge = mødværge which is only one type away from ‘nødværge’. This implies that we get irrelevant search results.
This is a bug or a feature that I would like to turn off. Can you help?