[Koha] How to search by Language on OPAC?

Kohn, Karen kohnk at arcadia.edu
Tue Sep 22 02:41:24 NZST 2009

I am having the same problem.  A faculty member just asked the other day
for a list of books in certain languages, so I was glad to see Melisa's
question.   I'd like to figure out if this is a bug, or if there's
something I can do as an administrator (i.e., not a coder) to fix it.
If anyone knows of a workaround for now, that would be good, too.



Karen Kohn

Collection Development Manager

Landman Library

Arcadia University

450 S. Easton Road

Glenside, PA  19038

ph: 215-572-8528

fax: 215-572-0240


From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz
[mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of Melisa Canales
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 12:17 PM
To: Nicole Engard
Cc: koha
Subject: Re: [Koha] How to search by Language on OPAC?


Thanks Nicole.  I think I've still got something wrong.  Our framework
didn't have a 008 field so I created one.  Now when I'm editing a record
I have the "..." next to the field and when I click on it I am able to
enter the 3-character language code in 35-37.  But whenever I try to
search by Language I am getting "No Results found."

On a side note, we were wondering if our patrons would have to use the
3-character code when searching in the OPAC.  We want them to be able to
enter "French" for example.  Would that work?

Thank you,

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 7:17 PM, Nicole Engard <nengard at gmail.com>

This is pulling from the language coded in the leader -

2009/9/17 Melisa Canales <mcanales29 at gmail.com>:

> Hello,
> On the OPAC Advanced Search page one of the search options on the drop
> list is "Language."  Our collection contains a lot of foreign language
> and it was my understanding we could use this field to search for all
> in a particular language.  Does anyone know the MARC tag that links to
> search field?  I've tried different ones, but have been unable to find
> right one.  Or maybe my understanding of the search field is
> Thank you,
> Melisa Canales

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