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    CJK characters time out logical bases / browse indexes

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    Problem Symptoms:
    * Setup described below (see Additional Information) works well in the general xxx01PUB base, but, in the mini-bases (smaller logical bases), searching "??" in a Browse index, such as the AUT index, it times out. This is seen consistently in all of the mini-bases.

    Lack of "scan_alpha" line in scan-include-2 files

    * A workaround for v20 has been created: in ./www_f_lng, add the following line to each scan-include-2 file:

    <input type="hidden" name="scan_alpha" value="L" />

    Additional Information

    A rep_change is being created for version 21.

    This is the setup being used:

    * CJK indexes set up similar to USM01, that is:
    * headings containing subfield 9 with language code would go to the language-specific index and
    * headings without subfield 9 would go to the general index.

    Staff felt that would be confusing to patrons:

    * The patrons would have to search the romanized heading in the general index and the language specific heading in the language specific index.
    * For example, search "Hu Shi" in the AUT index and "??" in the AUTC index.


    * Every entry in xxx01/tab/tab11_acc where the language specific indexes are created was changed, so that the original index would not filter out heading with subfield 9 containing language:

    100## 9 chi AUTC -e4689
    100## 9 jpn AUTJ -e4689
    100## 9 kor AUTK -e4689
    100## AUT -e4689

    Category: Web OPAC (500)

    Subject: Browse (500)

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013