Re: Re: [greenstone-users] Missing documents

From John Rose
DateThu, 04 Jan 2007 09:59:49 +0100
Subject Re: Re: [greenstone-users] Missing documents
Dear Shaoqun,

All of the long filenames had also accented
French characters (à, é, è, ù, ç), and when I
shortened the names, some ended up without
accented characters and these were displayed.
Thus I think it is a problem with accented
characters rather than with long filenames. I am
sending separately one of the files with accented
characters in the filename, as well as the
collect.cfg file. When I browse on title, for
example, only the documents without accented
characters in the filename appear in the document
list. I am wondering whether it is a problem of
using Greenstone in English on a French version
of Windows (there were similar problems with an
earlier version of Greenstone - I believe with
the installation procedure, but I don't remember
exactly - which the Greenstone team fixed. Best regards, John

At 03:30 04/01/2007, you wrote:
>Message: 8
>Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 15:28:18 +1300 (NZDT)
>Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Missing documents
>Cc:, John Rose
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> >> When I built the collection, I found that two of
> >> the pdf documents were rejected (see below), and
> >> the others seemed to be processed normally. I
> >> believe that searching worked for the processed
> >> documents, but when I tried to display them in
> >> browsing classifiers, those with filenames of
> >> more than 36 characters (but which were handled
> >> without problems by Windows) would not display
> >> (at least with the default VList). When I
> >> shortened the filenames and tried again, I found
> >> that the documents with filenames with French
> >> accented characters would not display with the
> >> browsing classifiers (although they apparently
> >> did display when found by search). When I took
> >> out the accents, all 14 are displayed normally.
> >> Is this a bug or is there a way to get around it?
>I tried it on our windows machine using 2.72 version--making the filename
>longer than 36 chars and with french accented chars, and it seemed work
>fine, so could you send me one of your such files (if possible)?
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John B. Rose
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