apply_filters( 'relevanssi_accents_replacement_arrays', array $accent_replacements )

Filters the accent replacement array.


(array) Array of replacements. The index 'from' has the source characters, index 'to' the replacements. The indices 'from_re' and 'to_re' has another set of replacements that are made after the first set.

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This filter hook is used in the excerpt creation and highlights to include accent variations to the letters. This filter convers single characters to a regex set of variations. Here’s the default value:

  'from'    => array( 'a', 'c', 'e', 'i', 'o', 'u', 'n' ),
  'to'      => array( '(?:a|á|à|â)', '(?:c|ç)', '(?:e|é|è|ê|ë)', '(?:i|í|ì|î|ï)', '(?:o|ó|ò|ô|õ)', '(?:u|ú|ù|ü|û)', '(?:n|ñ)' ),
  'from_re' => array( "/(s)('|’)?$/", "/<a href="'|’">^(|:</a>/" ),
  'to_re'   => array( "(?:(?:'|’)?\1|\1(?:'|’)?)", "?('|’)?" ),

Most of this does not need to be touched. However, if you for example like to see the letter ä considered a variant of a when highlighting, you could add this to your theme functions.php:

add_filter( 'relevanssi_accents_replacement_arrays', function ( $replacements ) {
  $replacements['to'][0] = '(?:a|á|à|â|ä)';
  return $replacements;

Now ä is considered another variant of a and searching for haagen-daz would highlight häagen-daz as well.