I’m aware of this thread about issues with Chinese search on a Discourse instance localized for English.
Similarly I’m facing a problem with searching for Japanese words on a Discourse instance localized for English.
We created a post that has exactly this content:
This is a topic for testing internally. I expect this will be removed when we make this public.
Trying some Japanese text
If you search for the the first Japanese characters on the left (近いうちに日本語) then you get a proper result but if you take the middle part of the Japanese sentence or the last part to the right then you don’t get a result (BTW you can try and see this behavior right here on meta searching for the Japanese characters above).
Is this a bug? I can’t just localize the instance to Japanese because it’s mainly an English site with Japanese and Chinese categories.