Google made an announcement regarding Unicode. Google users will like the news because the searches should now turn up additional useful results.
On Google’s official blog, Mark Davis explained that, “[T]he characters ‘fi’ can either be represented as two characters (‘f’ and ‘i’), or a special display form ‘fi’. A Google search for [financials] or [office] used to not see these as equivalent – to the software they would just look like *nancials and of*ce.”
He went on to add, “But no longer – after extensive testing, we just recently turned on support for these and thousands of other characters; your searches will now also find these documents.”
Google’s tracking Unicode usage based on its index and Google believes that Unicode has nearly earned the “giant” moniker.