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From Yossi Nachum <>
Subject Re: Problem with directories in hebrew and jcifs
Date Wed, 01 May 2013 13:10:39 GMT
Thanks I will try that
On May 1, 2013 3:54 PM, "Karl Wright" <> wrote:

> There is also a different way to do this entirely - there is a path
> attribute you can send as metadata to Solr.  Just include the entire path,
> and put it into a different field that you declare in your schema.  See
> "path attribute" in the end-user documentation for the JCIFS connector.
> On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Karl Wright <> wrote:
>> IE 6 is extremely old and I believe we developed for IE 7 at a minimum
>> (there were two different versions with different functionality we had to
>> support there), and made further changes for IE 8 when it came out.  I have
>> no idea what IE 9 or IE 10 do.
>> The only way to change the encoding of the IRI is to modify the JCIFS
>> connector code.  But please bear in mind that unless you can show your
>> modifications will work across a wide variety of browsers, we are unlikely
>> to accept these changes back into the code base.
>> The alternative is, since the encoding IS deterministic and reversible,
>> you could readily write a Tika plugin that would modify at least the URL
>> field in the manner you desire.  But you could not modify the ID field
>> since ManifoldCF uses this to delete documents that have disappeared.
>> Karl
>> On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 8:45 AM, Yossi Nachum <> wrote:
>>> The IRI is not working in my IE. I am using old version of IE V6 SP3.
>>> But what I realy want is to display the correct name of the path with
>>> hebrew characters.
>>> If I understand you right, then I need to change the representation of
>>> the IRI. How can I do that?
>>> On May 1, 2013 3:14 PM, "Karl Wright" <> wrote:
>>>> Right, that is exactly what I would expect.
>>>> ManifoldCF uses a URL (which is constructed by the connector) as the
>>>> primary key for every document as indexed in the search engine.  The URL
>>>> has two purposes: first, it is supposed to be unique, and second, it is
>>>> supposed to allow someone who browses to that result to locate the
>>>> document.  In the case of JCIFS, the environment is presumed to be the
>>>> local active directory domain(s), and the "URL" generated is really a file
>>>> IRI, usually of the form "file://///server.domain/path/filename".  You thus
>>>> should be able to paste the "URL" of the document from Solr into a browser
>>>> on a machine in the domain, and see the document load.
>>>> As I said before, however, there are already certain problems with this
>>>> because each version of IE differs somewhat in how it deals with non-ASCII
>>>> characters.  IRI legal character rules are somewhat different than URL
>>>> rules, but IRI's are still nevertheless escaped in various ways.  There are
>>>> also multiple equivalent ways of representing the same file path with
>>>> different IRI's.
>>>> It is not typical that the ID and URL fields of a document are
>>>> presented to the user in any meaningful way, so your question is usually
>>>> academic in most settings.  If you have a problem with the IRI's not
>>>> actually working in a browser, that's of more immediate interest.  Please
>>>> let us know if that's the case.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Karl
>>>> On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 8:04 AM, Yossi Nachum <>wrote:
>>>>> Thanks for your response
>>>>> I am seeing these characters in solr when I search these files.
>>>>> I am using the solr example site and these characters show up in the
>>>>> ID field and URL field.
>>>>> BTW I am running solr and mcf on a linux server
>>>>>  On May 1, 2013 1:11 PM, "Karl Wright" <> wrote:
>>>>>> Where are you seeing these characters?  Are you talking about the
>>>>>> file IRI's that the JCIFS connector generates?  Those IRI's are supposed
>>>>>> be constructed so that your browser would find them if you paste
them into
>>>>>> the browser URL window.  Unfortunately, there is no good standard,
>>>>>> people follow IE's behavior, and IE has changed multiple times in
how it
>>>>>> deals with non-latin-1 characters.
>>>>>> Please provide a bit more information so that we can provide a better
>>>>>> answer.
>>>>>> Karl
>>>>>> On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 3:11 AM, Yossi Nachum <>wrote:
>>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>>> I install search server with solr and manifoldcf.
>>>>>>> I want to index my netapp files over cifs and I have a problem
>>>>>>> hebrew files and directories.
>>>>>>> When I search for these files in solr I see "%D7%91%D7%..." instead
>>>>>>> of the directory path that contain hebrew characters .
>>>>>>> I try to run the java process with "-Djcifs.encoding=cp1255"
but it
>>>>>>> didn't help.
>>>>>>> Can anyone help and tell me how can I index directories/files
>>>>>>> hebrew?
>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>> Yossi

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