Re: [greenstone-devel] AZList multi-language problem

From Y.Torabi
DateMon, 22 Dec 2003 17:29:46 +0330
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] AZList multi-language problem
In-Reply-To (20031211005947-44204-qmail-web41803-mail-yahoo-com)
hello all
i have this problem with arabic language plz help me that i can sort my
document
thx in advance
Yousef Torabi


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Sleator" <r3l7s@yahoo.com>
To: <greenstone-devel@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz>
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 4:29 AM
Subject: [greenstone-devel] AZList multi-language problem


> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to build a collection containing English,
> Spanish, and Russian documents. I have one Russian
> document in my collection, which has a Russian
> language "Title" field in the metadata.
>
> At the end of the build I get the following message:
>
> WARNING: AZList: HASH0173b0b704384094d09af62c
> metadata is empty - not classifying
>
> I have the following line in my main.cfg file:
>
> classify AZList -metadata Title
>
> When I view my built collection, the Russian document
> is missing from the A-Z list. I can search and find
> it, and if I put this line in my main.cfg file:
>
> classify DateList -metadata Date
>
> the document shows up there.
>
> If I add an English character anywhere in the metadata
> "Title" field the document reappears. The
> alphabetical sort also appears to ignore accented
> characters for sorting. What this suggests is that it
> is ignoring all
> characters outside of a certain range, and if all the
> characters in your title happen to be outside of that
> range (e.g., they're cyrillic), you're SOL.
>
> So my question is, is there a way to make this sort
> include non-ascii characters ? Presumably with a
> Russian interface it would sort a collection of
> Russian documents correctly, but I don't want a
> Russian interface.
>
>
> Environment:
> GSDL 2.4.0
> Red Hat 9
>
> Thanks for any light anyone can shed on this.
>
> Robert Sleator
>
>
>
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