Re: [greenstone-users] Accentuated characters not displayed + Inconsistancy of the problem

From John R. McPherson
DateSat, 7 Oct 2006 00:35:16 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Accentuated characters not displayed + Inconsistancy of the problem
In-Reply-To (452625F0-9090504-argon7-be)
On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 11:46:24AM +0200, Argon7 list user wrote:
> Hi,
>
> We manage the catalog of the Ci€mat€que de la Communau€ Fra€aise de
> Belgique with Greenstone. Each item is an HTML page (no other indexing
> at the moment).
>
> Everything was working ok for several months (catalog online since
> october 2005) and the calalog has been rebuilt many times since new HTML
> pages are created every week or so.
> But as of last June, after having re-indexing the catalog, we face a
> strange problem: on "some" pages accentuated characters are not present
> at all (not even replaced with funny characters)

> 1) FicheCine_01656.html (see attached file): webpage does NOT display

Hi,
for this file, all the accented characters are being served up as
a 'null' character ('0'). To help debug this, there are several things
you can do -

1) check the xml files in the collection's archive directory carefully,
and see if things seem to be encoded there properly.
2) tell us the operating environment (operating system, version, greenstone
version, etc)
3) It seems you are using an old version of greenstone, based on the
image-based layout. Have you tried with a more recent version of greenstone?
It may be a bug that has been fixed since then.

Also, since you are using css in your site, you might like to upgrade
to a newer version of greenstone anyway, since new versions now default
to using a css-based layout. This will make it easier for you to 'theme'
your collections to look like the rest of your site.

There is apparently a new version of greenstone being released in
the next week or two, but in the meantime you could try using the
most recent release of greenstone to see if that fixes your problem.

John McPherson