Unicode artist and album names are common, but the search in the app appears to be very strict when matching. Some friendly ASCII transliteration library would be super helpful.
If I want to find Jóhann Jóhannsson in my library, typing “johann” into search currently yields no results. There are countless other examples running the gamut from pretty mainstream to deeply niche.
Music is notorious for having non-ascii characters scattered around band names, let alone international characters in artist names, weird concept or art albums, etc. This problem space can turn into a rabbit hole, but a simple transliteration solution would get us pretty far.
DSub does this silently and helpfully, but I recognize there are consistency issues and implementation roadblocks with whether you’re querying a local db or using an API endpoint to search directly…
My testcase is connecting to a Navidrome instance. Apologies if this is a Subsonic API problem discussed previously but I didn’t find anything about it in feature suggestions here.