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Is it possible to have phonetic search in the normal search and not only in the peoplesearch?

I read that in SP2010 the KQL does not support phonetic search in Non-People-Searches. What about SP2013 and what are the problems there?

I tried it with the REST-API but ?enablephonetic=true only works for firstnames.

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Phonetic search is only for people searching. This is still the case in 2013. Its more specifically called "Phonetic People Matching".

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thanks. so if i wanted something like a "phonetic search" in 2010/2013 i have to do it with a thesaurus? i'm i getting this right? – domueni Mar 5 '13 at 10:15
Yes, if you wanted to manually provide replacements or synonyms for words searched for you can use thesaurus files: – John Chapman Mar 5 '13 at 15:15
And here is the documentation for 2013: – John Chapman Mar 5 '13 at 15:16
@JohnChapman : In SP2013 we have several verticals, On Everything vertical I am adding a result block using query rule to show People Result. I am wondering if this block can show phonetic(nickname) search results. Because it works in People vertical but not in everything inspite of result block. – Asad Refai Aug 7 at 7:35

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