[Koha] Search Sort by Title (A-Z) for non-Latin alphabets?

tigran at flib.sci.am tigran at flib.sci.am
Fri Jul 8 05:26:42 NZST 2016

Armenian alphabet sort by Title is with same behavior. And we can't find
any proper solution.

> Hi,
> I was wondering if anyone has the Sort by Title (A-Z) working properly in
> Koha.  Currently, any foreign language materials that have titles in
> languages that use non-Latin alphabets do not sort by title correctly.
> Here is an example OPAC search for Russian films:
> http://catalog.egarc.ku.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?idx=kw&idx=kw&idx=kw&limit=callnum%2Cwrdl%3ARUSS&limit=mc-itype%2Cphr%3ADVD&limit=mc-itype%2Cphr%3ARDVD&sort_by=title_az&do=Search.
>  Koha seems to sort the results by character count ... but there is no
> alphabetizing at all.  Two records with Вий as the title are listed as
> #3 and #6; with identical titles, they should be next to each other.
> I found this post
> (http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.misc.koha/19912/match=cyrillic+title),
> and I think it will do what we want.  However, I am curious about other
> languages that are script-based (e.g., Mandarin, Korean, etc.) or that
> read Left-to-Right (e.g., Hebrew, Arabic, etc.).  Is there some sort of
> catch-all to make this work?  Or how are others addressing the issue?
> Creating Reports in Koha that sort by title do in fact alphabetize
> correctly, so it seems to be a limitation of the search/Zebra rather than
> Koha as a whole.
> Thanks in advance,
> Keah
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