[greenstone-users] Spanish accents problems

From Allison Zhang
DateThu Dec 6 07:48:08 2007
Subject [greenstone-users] Spanish accents problems
In-Reply-To (46369FA0-6040400-dlconsulting-co-nz)
We are working on a large collection with about 60,000 metadata records in
Spanish. We are using GSDL 2.74. We have some problems:

1. We want to set up search default to ignore case differences and ignore
word ending. In the main.cfg file, I setup:

cgiarg shortname=k argdefault=1
cgiarg shortname=s argdefault=1

The "ignore case differences" worked, but the "ignore word ending" did not
work. Actually, it never worked for me. I had the same experience with
another collection.

2. We also want to ignore accents so that searching "Sepulveda" and
"Sep?lveda" will return same results. I saw a preference option "Accent
differences" and I tried that, it did not work. I could not find the
shortname for this option on the Actions and Arguments tables. I tried

cgiarg shortname=hs argdefault=1

It did not work. Is there an argument for "Accent differences"?

I know there is a record with a name "Sep?lveda" but the search did not
return anything. I checked the metadata doc.xml file for this record and
the name is coded as:


Did I do something wrong? Anything should I do to fix the problems?

I have set up a test collection with 50 records at

I would appreciate any help.

Thank you very much!


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