[Koha] Multilingual Searching and ICU Chains

Katrin Fischer katrin.fischer.83 at web.de
Sat Nov 23 01:23:14 NZDT 2019

Hi Ere,

love to hear this! :) Do we have documentation about this?


On 22.11.19 12:12, Ere Maijala wrote:
> Hi,
> I might start to sound like a salesman, but the Elasticsearch indexing
> code in Koha handles and indexes alternate script fields (880)
> automatically in the correct search fields. :)
> Regards,
> Ere
> Katrin Fischer kirjoitti 22.11.2019 klo 11.44:
>> Hi Charles,
>> if ICU with Zebra is set up correctly, you should be able to search for
>> the records using the original script (as cataloged) without any further
>> setup. If the original script is in 880 only the keyword search will
>> include them by default. But this is not related to ICU - the problem is
>> that indexing is not set up to include the 880 xxx in the corresponding
>> indexes.
>> If you want to search transliterated forms or need some other specific
>> things, adjustments to the chains might be needed.
>> Hope this helps,
>> Katrin
>> On 20.11.19 20:39, Charles Kelley wrote:
>>> Hello, all!
>>>       I am developing a catalog of multilingual, multiscript materials:
>>> Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese,
>>> Korean, Mongolian, Russian, Vietnamese, to name but a few. Since both
>>> Koha
>>> and MarcEdit are UTF8, I can enter the cataloging records and edit
>>> them in
>>> their appropriate script.
>>>       What I cannot do is to search them. I have seen on the Koha
>>> Community
>>> wiki is that ICU chains have to be configured. Here's the link:
>>> https://wiki.koha-community.org/wiki/ICU_Chains_Library. I also found an
>>> exchange about this:
>>> https://lists.katipo.co.nz/public/koha/2012-January/031714.html.
>>>       Is one to infer that the ICU chain has to be configured for each
>>> writing system? Are there other multilingual libraries that have
>>> implemented multilingual, multiscript searching in Koha and how did
>>> they do
>>> so?
>>>       Many thanks for your help in this matter.
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