Re: Re: Re: [greenstone-users] Missing documents

DateFri, 5 Jan 2007 10:46:21 +1300 (NZDT)
Subject Re: Re: Re: [greenstone-users] Missing documents
In-Reply-To (7-0-1-0-2-20070104202944-022895b8-alumni-caltech-edu)
Hello John,

Thanks for pointing it out. There is a bug in RealMediaPlug which handles
Real Media files. For now, you could use UnknownPlug to import rm files.


> Hi,
> I have found another problem with my sample
> collection. For Real Media files which are either
> gathered into subdirectories, or which have
> spaces in the filenames, GLI seems to mix up the
> filename (the extracted filename is a
> concatenation of the path and filename, but
> without backslash separators, and with spaces
> represented as %20) so that when one clicks on
> the icon for the file in the browsing display
> there is a message that the file cannot be found.
> This problem does not occur with pdf or Word
> files. If I place my rm files in the main
> directory for the collection, the problem goes
> away. Any comments? Thanks and best regards, John
>>Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2007 09:59:49 +0100
>>From: John Rose <>
>>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
>>> <>
>>> <>
>>>Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1
>>> >> 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)?
>>>greenstone-users mailing list
>>>End of greenstone-users Digest, Vol 46, Issue 4
>> John B. Rose
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>> 92310 Sèvres
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> John B. Rose
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