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Czechoslovakian characters

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2007-11-26
2013-05-28
  • Knut Krüger
    Knut Krüger
    2007-11-26

    How do I get the Czechoslovakian Character into the refbase, or what is the common international procedure for that characters?
    see authors names
    http://vfu-www.vfu.cz/acta-vet/vol73/73-455.pdf

    Regards Knut

     
    • Hi Knut,

      > How do I get the Czechoslovakian Character into the refbase

      Generally, cyrillic characters are not part of the "latin1" (i.e., ISO-8859-1 West European) character set. This means that you'll need to use refbase with a Unicode-based MySQL database, i.e. you need to install refbase using the "utf8" as default character set.

      > or what is the common international procedure for that characters?

      I'm not aware of any common procedure w.r.t. higher ASCII characters. I guess that, due to technical limitations (and hopefully not due to ignorance), english-centric journals or databases (like PubMed) have pretty much neglected higher ASCII characters. If you'd like to keep your latin1-based refbase database, then you'd also need to ignore these characters, and use their ASCII representations instead.

      Matthias

       
    • Czech uses a latin alphabet (not a Cyrillic alphabet) with diacritical marks (accents).  Most (or all?) of the characters appear in the ISO-8859-2 Eastern European character set.

      You best bet is to use UTF-8.

      Michael

       
    • The SQL database from the new server has latin_swedish.  for the text fields. This contains the most of the european characters
      I didn not try a lot but a lot of problems are gone now.

      Regards Knut