Does Firebird support full-text search?

Not directly in the engine, but there are 3rd party solutions:

There is a fork of Firebird code made by a company called Red Soft. It's licensed under the same license as Firebird, so you can take a look at their version which can support full-text searches using Lucene engine via JavaVM interfaces:

You can also read a paper titled "Full text search in Firebird without a full text search engine" by Bjoern Reimer and Dirk Baumeister, presented at 4th Firebird Conference:

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