Thank you, I tested various Arabic alifs, they seem to work, no luck with Hindi variants, though. Anatoli 21:41, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
I am pretty sure no modifications have yet been made, the bug was only just submitted and I understand that the guy who works on search functions for Mediawiki is pretty busy at the moment.
Then it means that various versions of alifs have already been addressed before. They could be used as a template, perhaps? Please let me know if you don't understand any of the requirements, not sure I expressed myself well - I wrote between jobs and then late at night. Anatoli 22:09, 31 January 2011 (UTC)