Re: [greenstone-users] searches with special characters

From John R. McPherson
DateTue, 10 Jun 2003 10:54:03 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] searches with special characters
In-Reply-To (4B1E207B-9A85-11D7-9716-0050E4D04E27-reltech-org)
James R. Adair wrote:

> I imported another document and put it in a directory without a
> metadata.xml file, and it worked correctly, umlauts and all. I went
> back and removed the metadata.xml file from directory of one of the two
> previous documents, and now it works fine, too. I don't know why the
> metadata.xml file affects the rendering of the entities, but it
> apparently does. Any ideas? I'll play around with it to see if I can
> figure it out, and if I do, I'll report back to the list.

It's possible that the data in the metadata.xml files is
accidentally being "converted" again to utf-8, although the file is
supposed to be utf-8 in the first place and so shouldn't get
converted. Did you have html entities in the metadata.xml file? If so,
you could try replacing them with the proper utf-8 codes for the accent
characters.

I don't know that much about the metadata.xml stuff, so maybe someone
else can look into this...

John McPherson