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Anupama of Greenstone Team wrote:
> Hi Debjani,
> You wrote
> > Kindly let me know whether metadata enrichment can be done for bengali
> > and hindi in gsdl. Say I want author Rabindranath Tagore in bengali
> > script.
> Since my previous response to you, I have learnt some more about using
> other languages' scripts in GLI, courtesy of Kamal Mustafa who knows
> about using Arabic with Greenstone.
> I want to forward the relevant email to you as I think the information
> it contained may help your situation further.
> Anupama of Greenstone Team wrote:
> > Hello Kamal,
> > Thank you for the explanation. Am I correct in understanding that
> > able to type in Arabic in GLI is dependent on:
> > - whether one has the correct font installed on one's PC and the
> > keyboard should be similarly Arabic-enabled, and
> > - whether GLI's font is set to Veranda/Verdana or not? (And that in
> > Greenstone 2.63-2.80, Veranda displayed the Arabic characters
> > even if it resulted in an error message in the background?)
> > Yesterday I received a question somewhat related to the one posed
> > correspondent writing from email@example.com. Though yesterday's
> > question concerned Bengali characters, I think your answer may
> > as well. For this reason, I would like to pass your message on to her.
> > Thanks for explaining the issue to me,
> > Anupama
> > kamal mustafa wrote:
> >> Dear Anupama,
> >> Thank you very much.The problem is precisely "Typing" Arabic.
> >> <can't "type" Arabic in Greenstone Librarian Interface.>
> >> As gereral to make your PC Arabic-enabled you have to do the
> following :
> >> 1-During installing Windows you have to include Arabic language.
> >> 2-You have to setup your Keyboard to Arabic/English
> >> 3-As I said before, The only issue concerning GLI was the Arabic Font
> >> and this problem
> >> Encountered we at the earliest versions of greenstone 50 to 60 and
> >> here the whole GLI appeared
> >> In wrong Arabic code when using Veranda font (default in GLI) and of
> >> course not to be able
> >> To write Arabic. Here I have to update my point in my previous
> >> [3-Open Gli -->Click on FILE-->Preferences and change to Arabic
> >> "interface language".The most
> >> common reason not to be able to write Arabic when your "FONT" is
> >> Veranda,Change it to any
> >> Arabic font.]
> >> Even this case is not any more with the latest versions 63 to 80
> >> when starting GLI only
> >> messages of wrong processess appeared (snapshot veranda.jpg ) and GLI
> >> appeared in right Arabic code.
> >> We could say that no problem in "typing" Arabic in GLI (snapshot
> >> arsample.jpg) even if it is on english mode
> >> (snapshot type.jpg)
> >> It is PC and Keyboard Arabic setup problem (Known problem to Arabic
> >> users even with CDS/ISIS).I hope here more details from
> >> firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
> >> Best regaeds
> >> Kamal
> Debjani Saha wrote:
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Debjani Saha <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.com
>> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 12:19:15 PM
>> Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Bibliography collection using Greenstone
>> Kindly let me know whether metadata enrichment can be done for bengali
>> and hindi in gsdl. Say I want author Rabindranath Tagore in bengali
>> Further, I would like to know whether CDS/ISIS and Bibtext software
>> take care of hindi and bengali script.