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I tried to search for my name here on Meta, since I know there are some threads that mention it (with correct accent)

But when I entered "Ólafur" into the search box it barfs up an error "Your search returned no matches."

But when I search for my lastname "Waage" it turns up results, some of which use my correctly accented name.

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It looks like it drops the 'Ó' entirely - suggests "[tag] lafur" – Rex M Oct 11 '09 at 19:52
Indeed. Likewise, "Ünür" yields "nr" (though searching at meta.stackoverflow.com/users does work as expected). – Arjan Oct 11 '09 at 20:22

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crazy moon language characters!

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I take offense to that Jeff Atwúúd – Ólafur Waage Oct 11 '09 at 20:24
Just be thankful he's not ÓlaÞur Wääðe – Greg Hewgill Oct 11 '09 at 21:08
I think we're all thankful for that. – Ólafur Waage Oct 11 '09 at 21:10
Try searching for 黒澤 明 – perbert Oct 11 '09 at 22:44
I think next time, Jeff needs to push his adventurous side to going to a foreign country where they actually speak another language. Will that change his take on I18N too? :) – Benjol Nov 6 '09 at 7:43
@ÓlafurWaage Why did nobody flag this as "Not an answer"??? :D:D:D – maaartinus Oct 29 '14 at 23:24

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