in my Pictures folder (see fig 1),
but search with dolphin shows no results (see fig 2).
And search png, you can find these pictures (see fig 3),
so these files were indexed !
|fig 1. Pictures Folder|
|fig 2 Search with Chinese characters shows nothing|
|fig 3 Search "png" will show these files|
Cjacker in comment 25 had some patches for this,
I rebuild baloo5 packages with these patches in my obs home project:
before upstream fix this problem,
it's a temporitary workaround for Chinese search in plasma5.
At last, I can search the Chinese characters (see fig 4,5,6).
|fig 4. Search in dolphin with Chinese characters|
|fig 5. Search in start menu|
|fig 6. Search in krunner|
The patched baloo5 packages can be found in
After installing these packages, run "balooctl disable" then "balooctl enable"in terminal,
wait some minutes for the file indexing.
When it's done, your baloosearch can use Chinese characters to search.
Baloo also affects Desktop search and Krunner (Alt+F2), you can see in fig 5, 6.
Before patching baloo,
Desktop search and Krunner shows nothing when using Chinese characters to search.
But there's problems when searching Applications.
When search "edit", (see fig 7)
you can see some results in Applications (應用程式）and Desktop search （桌面搜尋）,
And some applications are named with "編輯" (that means "edit").
But search "編輯"，you can't find these applications,
only Desktop search got the results. (see fig 8)
|fig 7. Search "edit"|
|fig 8. Search "編輯"|