- You no longer get 40 "not found" messages along with your results.
- Wildcard searching now works like it should, both for queries like ใจ* and *ใจ.
- Even though large chunks of the text are still missing from the browsable text, you can now find words within those sections, such as ใส่ and ตาม, with the search function. Better than nothing.
ประเสิรฐ is a simple misspelling of ประเสริฐ, but no suggestion was made.
สัญญาน returned สัญญา, but สัญญาณ would have been what I was looking for.
เศษฐกิจ returned เศรษฐกิจ, as expected.
สัญชาตญาน returned nothing. The correct spelling is สัญชาตญาณ.
เหรียน returned เหียน, but I was hoping for เหรียญ.
A few more simple misspellings:
โอกาศ returned nothing.
ประกาส returned nothing.
อากาส returned nothing.
โลกาภิวัฒน์ returned nothing.
ปรากฎ returned nothing.
ประมาน returned nothing.
This feature isn't doing so well in my tests--all of which should have been very easy for it. There's a lot they could do to easily improve this feature. Like swap out similar consonants for each other, for example. If it did that it would pass pretty much all of my tests. It's probably using a fancy mathematical similarity rating, when a common sense approach to detecting spelling errors would be effective in most real-world scenarios. Another thing: suggestions are only given when no result is found for your query. Sometimes you can't find the right spelling for the word you want, but your misspellings coincide with other real words (like the time I just couldn't seem to find the right spelling of ปรอท [ปะหฺรอด]). It would be nice to see similarity suggestions as an option for all queries.
There are other new "features", too. Beyond fixing the simple asterisk wildcard search, there are also plenty of unadvertised ways to search, if you're familiar with some basic regular expression notation. Some of this worked before, but I'll try to cover it in more detail later.
All said, this is a nice little upgrade for RID99 online.