Re: [greenstone-users] PagedImage plugin

From Katherine Don
DateWed, 22 Mar 2006 16:38:18 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] PagedImage plugin
In-Reply-To (52B914D66FE6974A952ECCACE81B36428F5415-libmail1-libad-csus-edu)
Hi Bin

I have just tried this with an item file containing UTF-8 chinese
metadata (metadata values, not metadata names).
And it built fine.

Greenstone currently has a problem with unicode metadata *names*, so if
this is what you are trying to do, it won't work.
But unicode *values* should.

Are you sure the file is encoded in UTF-8?
What version of greenstone are you using?

I have attached my item file. You could try with this file and see if
your greenstone can handle it. If not, you may need a newer version of
greenstone.

Regards,
Katherine

Bin Zhang wrote:
> I used utf-8. Any idea why this is happening?
>
> Thanks
> Bin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John R. McPherson [mailto:jrm21@cs.waikato.ac.nz]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:42 PM
> To: Bin Zhang
> Cc: greenstone-users@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz
> Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] PagedImage plugin
>
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 03:15:29PM -0800, Bin Zhang wrote:
>
>
>>I was trying to setting up a collection of scanned images of Chinese
>>books. I first tried to use the plain format for the document
>>metadata. If I use Chinese in the .item file, GLI will not process
>>the file, but I add some English text in front of Chinese, it would
>>work. Then I tought maybe if I use the XML format it would work.
>>Wrong. XML format doesn't work at all, even if I only have Chinese
>>text in the .item file. Perl would die a fatal death.
>
>
> What encoding(s) did you use? I'm not sure but I wouldn't be surprised if the plugin assumes that the .item file is in utf-8, instead of big5 or gbk.
>
> John
>
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