[EP-tech] Re: Alphabetised Lists and Diacritics

Mark Gregson mark.gregson at qut.edu.au
Thu Jul 25 04:54:13 BST 2013

Hi Yvonne

You can use the make_single_value_orderkey<http://wiki.eprints.org/w/Category:EPrints_Metadata_Fields#Ordering.2C_Indexing_and_Searching> setting to call a function that manipulates the diacritics to get the result you want. We use the following so that diacritics are ignored for ordering purposes:

use Text::Unidecode;
sub make_id_orderkey_single
     my ( $self, $value, $session, $langid, $dataset ) = @_;
     # convert to upper case ASCII
     my $orderkey = uc( unidecode( $value ) );
     # ignore apostrophes and hyphens
     $orderkey =~ s/['-]//g;
     return $orderkey


From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Budden, Yvonne
Sent: Wednesday, 3 July 2013 1:20 AM
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Alphabetised Lists and Diacritics

Dear All,

I wondered if anyone had found a way round this little issue we have been having?

In any of our alphabetised lists on the system if there is a diacritic in the word being alphabetised it is automatically moved to the bottom of the alphabet rather than being integrated into the list.  Please see the author Boris Gänsicke in our author views: http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/view/author_id/index.G.html

Is there any way to change this so that the system treats the letters with diacritics as the same as the base letters?

Many thanks for any help people can provide,

Mrs Yvonne Budden,
Academic Support Manager (Research), University of Warwick
Chair: UK Council of Research Repositories<http://ukcorr.org/> (UKCoRR)

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