|From||Lost Samoan (Corporate)|
|Date||Mon, 31 Jul 2006 15:29:08 +1000|
|Subject||[greenstone-users] searches in languages with glotell stops|
One of the sample collections I have uses Samoan Language.
Samoan language uses punctuation (glottal stops) to assist with pronunciation. An example is <Fa‘a‘aimago> and this is not an uncommon structure.
My issue is that this use of apostrophes near renders Greenstone’s search capabilities as useless. Searching for the sample word above:
I know that it is possible for Greenstone to handle this correctly, because it is done for Hawaiian glottal stops in the Ulukau collections (http://www.ulukau.org). I have tried to make contact with them, but have received no responses.
Has anyone worked with any other language that creates this type of issue?