You can search for anything on Google, right? At least, so I thought. I was trying to see how the special characters get encoded in the url, like how
& gets converted to
%26. I started searching for
*. It did not get encoded, but weirdly google didn't tell me that it was an asterisk symbol. All other search engines (yahoo, bing, duckduckgo) did.
See for yourself : In Google. Basically it treats it as a regular expression. So
*+* will also not give any results. Still, shouldn't Google at least say that
* is the asterisk symbol.
I don't know where else to ask this question, so I came to SO.