[Koha] problems with the patron card creation (non-latin characters)

Chris Nighswonger cnighswonger at foundations.edu
Thu Jan 24 09:31:04 NZDT 2013

Hello Haik,

There is no solution to this problem, which is why no further work has been
done on it. As I say, the mailing list and bugzilla (bugs.koha-community.org)
have extensive discussion on the problem.

Kind Regards,

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Haik Zargaryan <haikzargaryan at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Thank you Chris. As I have understood from your response, there is some
> partial solution for this problem. I have searched the web, found nothing.
> Can you drop me a link on that issue?
> Thank you in advance,
> Haik.
>    ------------------------------
> *From:* Chris Nighswonger <cnighswonger at foundations.edu>
> *To:* Haik Zargaryan <haikzargaryan at yahoo.com>
> *Cc:* "koha at lists.katipo.co.nz" <koha at lists.katipo.co.nz>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:09 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Koha] problems with the patron card creation (non-latin
> characters)
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 6:40 AM, Haik Zargaryan <haikzargaryan at yahoo.com>wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I am trying to create cards for our patrons. Yet, when I export the batch
> instead of the 'names' and 'surnames' some strange characters are
> retrieved.
> For example,
> ----
> Name: Ô±Õ¢Ö€Õ¡Õ°Õ¡Õ´ÕμÕ¡Õ¶ Ô¶Õ¾Õ¡Ö€Õ© ÕŽÕ¡Õ¦Õ£Õ¥Õ¶Õ«
> ----
> Maybe this is because the language is Armenian (a non-Latin script)? With
> the English names everything works fine. This is a very important issue for
> our library. Any ideas how to solve the problem?
> This is most likely related to the issues of UTF-8 and PDF. It has been
> discussed extensively on this list, so I will not rehearse it here except
> to say that it will most likely not be fixed due to the complexity of the
> issue. Some work has been done toward using css and the browser to handle
> card and label printing. Probably that is the best hope for a fix at this
> point.
> Kind Regards,
> Chris

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