How to support accented characters in searches?

We have some staff writing blogs who have accented characters in their name, e.g. Bennée.

Users who want to search for these people are likely to just type the unaccented version, e.g. Bennee.

Is there a way to handle that automatically, or do we need to put them in as synonyms? The former would be preferable otherwise it becomes a bit of a management issue as new staff join.


  1. Add é- > e to mapping.txt on Mapping LIst page
  2. Click Reload button on System Info > Maintenace page