I have a number of text and org documents that contain Greek and Hebrew text. I want to be able to search these in Emacs using isearch but I also want Emacs to ignore all accents and diacritics. I found a solution to this problem years ago but forgot what it is. Any help would be appreciated.

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To toggle whether or not the search will consider similar and equivalent characters as a match, type M-s '.

Source : https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Special-Isearch.html

  • It appears that one cannot disable character folding in a regexp search, only a regular search.
    – Edman
    Oct 3, 2019 at 4:38

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