Censor words should support sentence level censoring for Chinese

CJKV doesn’t have word boundaries. It’s more reliable to use the feature with a sentence level. In a word, support this feature without word boundaries.

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There is a discussion here:


If you can do a custom build of discourse, it is a simple matter to change that one line of code to remove the wrapping \b's.

In the long term, I suggest removing them as default, or at least add a site setting for those of us running non-English forums.

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You could create a plugin to do that and/or submit a PR.

Unfortunately a plugin requires quite a bit of Ruby knowledge. I can debug, but probably not even close to writing plugins.

A PR would require that I fork the entire repo, which is ok except I have no way to test it. It is bad form to submit a PR without testing…

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There’s really not enough to remove one line. It is necessary to completely rewrite the logic file. I gave there a working version of the file (using loops).

Well, not to remove the line, but to remove the \b's in the line.

Regexp will never work for all languages with word breaks. The best you can do is to allow the user to decide which words require word breaks and which do not.

With the \b wrapper hard-coded in right now, there is no choice.

This issue is now solved by:

To match Chinese patterns, turn on Settings > Posting > watched words regular expressions.

Beware, your Watched Words will now be raw regular expressions, so if your list includes English words, you’ll need to put in your own word break \b where necessary.


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