[Koha] Arabic Language Index/Search in 3.22 & 16.05

Katrin Fischer Katrin.Fischer.83 at web.de
Wed Jun 15 17:39:54 NZST 2016

Hi Jesse,

is it possible you changed something in order to index 880 that got lost
in in the update? 880 is not indexed by default atm I think, but
probably should still be searchable in keyword search.

Is there any warning on the systme information tab of the about page?

Hope this helps,


Am 10.06.2016 um 17:53 schrieb Jesse A Lambertson:
> Hello and Happy Friday community,
> I have a question about enabling the indexing and searching of Arabic
> script in Koha.
> We are currently running a package installation of 3.20 on debian 7.
> In this installation, we are fully able to search in Arabic as the 880
> fields are properly indexed.
> But we are also now running a dev/test koha 3.22 (installed from
> tarball) on the same server to work out some issues of our
> customization. We are planning to then update the 3.20 instance to 16.05
> on Debian 8.5. This will surely be a package installation (install
> koha-common etc).
> We are having troubles getting the Arabic language indexing to work on
> the 3.22 dev/test instance (ICU is on, we followed this:
> https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/Correcting_Search_of_Arabic_records
> My question is: Were there be any fundamental changes to 3.22 that would
> prevent the Arabic language indexing (880 fields) from working? Is this
> perhaps tied to the tarball installation?
> Should we expect the same difficulties when we update the main instance
> then to 16.05? Or should we expect all other configurations to roll
> smoothly into 16.05?
> Thank you much,
> Jesse

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