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[EP-tech] Problem with searching for names starting with Ö

If you do want to hack that list, you should be able to modify it by 
tweaking values via a config file. It's just a global variable.

$EPrints::Index::FREETEXT_CHAR_MAPPING->{chr(0x00d6)} = "O";

Would override the behaviour. It would do it for all repositories 
loaded, if your EPrints happened to run multiple archives off of one server.

nb. it should also be set for? chr(0x00f6) => 'oe', which is the 
lowercase version!

On 24/10/2017 14:56, Gerhard Gonter wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 3:27 PM, Liam Green-Hughes
> <L.E.Green-Hughes at kent.ac.uk> wrote:
>> For example (btw names have been changed!) if an author exists on the system
>> with the surname "?l", results will not be returned if I search by "Ol" but
>> they will be if I enter "?l" or, more suprisingly, "Oel" (thanks to the
>> substitution made).
> That's not surprising at all, since Oe is the digraph form of ?.
> I (and most german speaking people) would find it surprising/confusing
> if I had to enter "Ol" instead of "Oel" to find "?l".
> * [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%96
> P.S.: I do not use a german keyboard and have to constantly replace our
> umlaut characters with Ae, Oe and Ue and the sharp-S &szlig; with ss.
> Nobody complains, but I would get really angry replies if I just wrote
> A, O, and U ;)
> regards, Gerhard Gonter
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