This is hugely problematic for MARC toolchains.  Not fun stuff.


On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 9:18 AM, Demian Katz <demian.katz@villanova.edu> wrote:
That's the first I've heard of this extension. I'm a bit surprised that this change was approved -- seems like it's going to create a lot of work for a lot of people! In any case, I agree with Tod's proposed approach. I'm also copying solrmarc-tech in case anyone there has already done work on this.

- Demian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tod Olson [mailto:tod@uchicago.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:03 AM
> To: Frédéric Demians
> Cc: vufind-tech
> Subject: Re: [VuFind-Tech] Non-Sorting Control Characters
>
> For title, the script that populates the title_sort field currently honors
> the non-filing indicator. I suggest modify that script to also honor the
> non-sorting characters and contribute that back as a patch.
>
> To apply this to author, you would want to establish a separate Solr field
> for the sortable version of the author and arrange for it to be populated
> by a script that trims the non-sorting characters. If more MARC records
> starting to include those characters, that could also be a useful patch to
> contribute.
>
> Best,
>
> -Tod
>
> On Apr 10, 2014, at 3:07 AM, Frédéric Demians <f.demians@tamil.fr> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Non-sorting characters are available in biblio records:
> >
> >  http://www.loc.gov/marc/nonsorting.html
> >
> > As far as I know, there aren't taken into account in VuFind for
> > sorting by author/title. Is there anyone working on adding non-sorting
> > characters support into VuFind ? If no, has anyone suggestions on how
> > to implement this functionality?
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > --
> > Frédéric DEMIANS
> > http://www.tamil.fr/fdemians
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