Initial articles in title index

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Initial articles in title index

Postby nrj » Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:48 pm

There must be a discussion about this issue that I can't find: those initial articles in the browse by title index.

It would be so nice to have a sort-title field in the metadata to get titles to sort properly in the title index ignoring their initial articles while being able to keep the initial articles in the tables of contents display, metadata etc.

It seems like such an added field might help with the transliteration problem discussed in some posts.


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Postby asmecher » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:04 am

Hi Nancy,

A lot of changes are going into the article metadata model for OJS 2.2 to incorporate better multilingual capabilities. This will be a stepping-stone towards extensible/modifiable metadata sets. At that point features like this will become much easier to add e.g. as plugins. If in the meantime this is a critical feature for you, and if you have access to a PHP developer, I can describe the changes required in detail; otherwise, I'd suggest waiting until the new metadata model, as changes made now would need to be re-implemented to take advantage of it.

I hope that answers your question!

Alec Smecher
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