Conference proposal submission error

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Conference proposal submission error

Postby apfslt » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:23 am

I have included both English and Traditional Chinese locale in the OCS system as installed in a Linux server. It works for the English locale but in the Chinese locale, when I press the "Save and Continue" button in the "Step 2. Entering the Submission's Metadata" of Submissions, there are errors (in Chinese) to say that
"Errors occurred processing this form:

* Please enter the title of your paper. (English)
* Please enter an abstract for your submission. (English)"

I have checked from the source code of the webpage that textarea name="abstract[zh_TW]" id="abstract" and name="title[zh_TW]" id="title" but the OCS program seems to make sure that abstract[en_US] and title[en_US] are not empty. It seems to be an obvious bug that could be fixed by changing "en_US" in both fields to "zh_TW" when the program carries out the checking.

My problem is that I could not find the location for the making the above changes in the source code of this ocs system. Could someone kindly offer advice/help as soon as possible because the system has been open for the use in a conference located at

Thank you very much in advance for anyone's kind help or advice.


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Re: Conference proposal submission error

Postby jmacgreg » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:13 pm

Hi Yeung,

Currently, OJS requires that all mandatory field information be filled in for the journal's primary locale -- this means that for the Submission Step 2 page, title and abstract need to be entered in English at a bare minimum -- entering them solely in Chinese will not satisfy the check. We're working on providing a better solution: see


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