[Koha] need help in zebra indexing for Arabic words

mh_zalabany@hotmail.com mh_zalabany at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 25 22:39:25 NZDT 2012

Hi karam
I think this issue is very important to all users who use Arabic language 
We need to know what the important modifications in Zebra index And koha files to index the arabic words without suffix and prifex 
or searsh with root word using zebra

I will give you example
We need to search for word (al-madrasah) this mean school 
We have tow parts (al) mean (the)and (madrasah ) and the last caracter (h) may have tow forms( ه ة ) we need when we search for madrasa get madrasah and al-madrasah with all its forms
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----- Reply message -----
From: "Karam Qubsi" <karamqubsi at gmail.com>
To: "Koha" <Koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>, <Koha-devel at lists.koha-community.org>
Subject: [Koha] need help in zebra indexing for Arabic words
Date: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 11:12 am

Hi All

I sent this email to the zebra mailing list

I wish that koha will support suffix and prefix in the arabic search by
default  in the future

I wish if you have any Idea about the solution for this

Best regards

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Karam Qubsi <karamqubsi at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 4:20 AM
Subject: need help in transliterate rule
To: zebralist at lists.indexdata.dk

Hi all ,
I'm new to zebra , and using it in "koha" ILS

in the Arabic language there is some letter come before the words or after
them these letters we don't need to index in our index
I will give you an example :
in English we can say : the car...
in Arabic the same is : السيارة
if you note that the letter in Red is "the" and it's ignored in English
search  but in Arabic search we need the zebra to find every record that
have " the word " or just "word" الكلمة or كلمة

so how to define that to zebra

thanks a lot
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