[Koha] How to make the Koha/Zebra search ignore hyphens?
mik at adminkuhn.ch
Thu Sep 19 08:46:15 NZST 2019
We have found that, at least in German, there are words or combinations
of words that can be written in different ways, and both are correct and
are meaning the same, e. g.
* Ultraschallmessgerät = Ultraschall-Messgerät
* Sintiswing = Sinti-Swing
* Teeei = Tee-Ei
* Haftpflichtversicherungsgesellschaft =
This is a general concept in German, so it makes no sense to add a "used
for/see from:" in the authority data. Anyway, such words can exist
everywhere in the bibliographic record, not only in fields linked to
Now the question: is there a way how to teach Koha (or Zebra) to look
for the second term also when the first term is searched, and vice
versa? Or shorter: Just to ignore the hyphens? Using the standard
configuration Koha will not find the second term if the first one is
searched, and vice bversa.
We would appreciate any hint or tip!
Best wishes: Michael
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