sqlite and hebrew variations

SELECT * FROM table WHERE word = "רֵאשִׁית" would return results that contain given word, but same words ( בְּרֵאשִׁית ,בראשית ,רֵאשִׁית) that are written using different hebrew variants are ignored.

Is there a way to ignore the difference between the variants in order to have them all in the result returned?


The algorithm used to compare strings is called a collation.

To allow using custom collation rules, you have to use SQLite's C API to register your own collation function: http://www.sqlite.org/c3ref/create_collation.html

If you're on Android: the OS registers a collation named UNICODE, which implements the Unicode Collation Algorithm, which may or may not do what you want.

Other SQLite installations may have been compiled with the ICU extension.

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