Re: htdig: european chars

Anton Yurchenko (
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 16:26:56 +0300

Iosif Fettich wrote:

> ? I use some European characters in standard HTML format on my web pages.
> ? In the search results they come out munged into something else, something
> ? tenebrous and wrong. For instance, Francois Rabelais gets something else
> ? in place of the special "c". How do I prevent this?
> I have a kind of a patch, not really a solution. In the incipient stage
> of htdig, when getting the doc that will be indexed, I map all special
> characters to standard ASCII. Your special "c" would become a normal "c"
> like this. The same happens when searching. Altough this lets place for
> some confusion, it seems to be quite effective.
> Don't know if there is a better solution out there?
> Iosif Fettich

  I`ve had a problem of htdig not indexing local charset (ukrainian) at all
was solved by installing a locale for my language and adding a line to
htdig.conf :

locale: koi8-u

koi8-u is the name of my locale. Insert yours instead.

Anton Yurchenko

System Administrator

Svitanok ISP

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