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a flexible indexing program for generating book-like indexes in TeX and LaTeX, the roff-family, SGML/XML-based systems

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Typesetting braces to the index

I am trying to put { in index using xindy as my index processor and xelatex as the typesetting format: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} ...
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Differences between “xindy” and “makeindex”

I'd like to know which are the essential differences between makeindex and xindy (or texindy) in this sense: What things can we do with xindy that we can not do with makeindex? or vice versa. What ...
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Customize xindy index layout

I am making a songbook, using the songs package. The book is in norwegian, and thus we need the norwegian letters æ,ø,å to be indexed after z. As far as i understand, this is only possible with the ...
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Xindy and indexentries spanning multiple pages

The Problem I have the following MWE which does the pageranging wrong: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \begin{document} \index{Eine ...
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Using xindy with texindy.xdy

This is a follow up on How to use xindy with XeTeX/LuaTeX?. When I use this MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \begin{document} Umlaut Ä\index{Ä} ...
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Where to save a xindy style?

What is the best place to save a xindy style file (.xdy)? I read about XINDY_SEARCHPATH but what if I can’t change it because I’m only the developer and have no access to the users settings or when I ...
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Issue with acronym being only a math mode symbol in glossaries with xindy

I am using glossaries package to create a list of abbreviations. I need to use xindy because otherwise the character \"{o} breaks an acronym by being in the definition (and it sorts them better). ...
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Using texindy within paths containing diacritics

I wonder if it is possible to use texindy in project where the project path contains umlauts, e.g. /Users/Tobi/Desktop/äbc/test/. With this path I get an error message: Tobis-Mac:test Tobi$ texindy ...
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seealso package don't run with my index command

I built (with your help in this conversation) a command to have an index with historical dates & events, index in time order like a timeline. In this artisanal command, I have firstly only dates ...
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Xindy error: “A” does not name a letter group

I have a problem with calling the makeglossaries script. Here is a MWE: % !TeX program = xelatex % !TeX encoding = utf-8 % !TeX spellcheck = ru_RU \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} ...
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glossaries in French

I try to get a glossary in French. So I started with a sample (in english) from glossaries package. I run latex then makeglossaries then latex (x2), everything was fine with the sample. I run the same ...
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Indexing all initial and non-initial words

Please save your time and energy on this question, a possible solution is provided. I've found a book with two interesting indices. It lists Tamil proverbs and the book indexes all the initial ...
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Xindy as a sorting engine

Please save your time and energy on this task. It's partly solved. Step by step I am trying to solve this question xindy for ancient Egyptian transliteration. There are some interesting side ...
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xindy: merge-rule to ignore leading numbers

I use texindy to generate an index. There are several indexed terms with a leading number. I want these terms to be sorted as if the leading numbers weren't there. This I attempted to achieve with ...
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Xindy and german babel shorthands “-, ”= etc

I'm using XeLaTeX, imakeidx and xindy, and I'd like to use shorthand like "- and "= in the index entries (soft and hard hyphen allowing hyphenation within component words, from [ngerman]babel). I ...
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XeLaTeX, xindy, imakeidx “Could not find file ”tex/inputenc/utf8.xdy"

I'm trying to use XeLaTeX, imakeidx and xindy for a german book with multiple indexes. Based on an answer on this page, (which works) I tried to switch to xelatex and imakeidx. Calling xelatex ...
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Makeindex without sorting

Can I use makeindex but without sorting? This question looks peculiar but I would like to use index while the index entries (for example \index{Peace} in the document) are already sorted correctly ...
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Texindy sorting Icelandic

I use command texindy -L icelandic -M lang/icelandic/utf8 dict_main.idx to create a list of the names of the photographes, their authors and licenses. But the sorting is not correct (for example ...
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Xindy cannot be executed [duplicate]

Trying to run \makeglossaries after I've already compiled the file with pdflatex gives me the error: **Call to xindy failed*** Check 'settings.glg' for details In the file 'settings.glg' this is ...
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Xindy with XeLaTeX gives error message

I would like to run XeLaTeX with Xindy. Therefore I copied the example in question How to use xindy with XeTeX/LuaTeX?. I used the code from where this is written (Herbert’s answer), but I used ...
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Has anyone managed to use \glossaries with TeXstudio on Windows?

As a new LaTeX user, I have spent some time configuring my system and ironing the usual start-up mistakes. So far, I've been able to compile several documents with indices, graphics, etc. but now I'm ...
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makeglossaries call to xindy failed

I'm having trouble getting makeglossaries to run with xindy under MiKTeX. Take example.tex here: \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage[xindy]{glossaries} ...
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Tex capacity exceeded (string characters) (well it's about to be exceeded)

As per my earlier question TeX capacity exceeded (save size), I am generating a fairly large index of .txt, .tex, and .pdf files. This process has worked for a long time, and the size of the index is ...
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How to use Xindy with TeXShop/LaTeX Mac OS X (error: sort åäö in index)

I am new to LaTeX since a year (old man trying...) and have some problem with index. I write in Swedish and the letters "å ä ö" are sorted wrongly in the index. (äåöabc...) Otherwise the indexing ...
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How to fix this error when launching texindy in windows using TeXstudio editor?

I noticed that recently, when I launch texindy using the shortkey in TeXstudio F12 it throws an error: Process started: texindy.exe usage: texindy.pl [-V?h] [-qv] [-iglr] [-d magic] [-o ...
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Sorting Vietnamese utf8 index with make-rules in xindy package

I am using the xindy package to compile the index containing Vietnamese. It works fine except the order within words. The "standard" order is accepted as the following, which is different from the ...
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How to move from makeindex to xindy?

Is there an easy, lightweight way to manage multiple glossaries and indices using xindy rather than makeindex? Everything works currently using makeindex, but it's not as nice as it could be. I'm fine ...
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Use glossary term in another entry

It may be useful to me to reference a glossary entry in another, as in \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, oneside, brazil]{book} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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TeX capacity exceeded (save size)

I am generating a fairly large index of .txt, .tex, and .pdf files. This process has worked for a long time, and the size of the index is not the issue. I have added logic to insert additional links ...
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Best way to index in spanish / xindy on windows? / makeidx and spanish accents

I am unluckily on a Windows machine and that seems currently tough to be changed. I want capital letters to appear before each block in the index. This is my current .ist file: headings_flag 1 ...
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Issue with xindy for package glossaries

Everything was working perfectly. Suddenly I started getting the error for xindy while using the glossaries package Warning: File 'PhDThesis.acn' is empty. Have you used any entries defined in ...
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glossaries special sorting for one glossary

In my document I use several glossaries, one of which is for the nomenclature. I have some special wishes for the sorting of this glossary. The easist way to achieve what I want is if I could give the ...
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Xindy not working with MiKTeX

I have just followed the method of Speravir (see How to use Xindy with MiKTeX?). My MiKTeX installation is D:\MiKTeX 2.9, and I already had a D:\LocalTeXMF for files that are not in the distribution. ...
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How to configure TexStudio editor to use Xindy?

I am using TexStudio editor for LaTeXing, I want to use Xindy engine though for indexing, in the commands of TexStudio, I found there is a default command for texdindy as in the image below. But how ...
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texindy equivalence to makeindex settings

I'm currently using makeindex to generate an index and was advised by @egreg to use xindy instead to properly manage accents in French. However, I can't find how to reproduce my current settings: ...
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Glossaries, polyglossia, xindy, naiive and ï

I'm getting error: ERROR: READ: comma is illegal outside of backquote when executing: polyglossia together with \"{\i} placed in the name field of newglossaryentry Also, it seems to have something ...
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Problems with xindy and glossaries

I'm having a bit of a problem creating a glossary. I'm working with a MacBook using Mountain Lion OS 10.8.3, I've installed MacTeX 2012 and details about xindy are: xindy release: 2.4 xindy script ...
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How to configure Xindy in TeXnicCenter

I'm using TeXnicCenter with TeX Live and want to switch from MakeIndex to Xindy. Is it enough to change the path of the compiler in the profile section to xindy.exe, or do I have change the parameters ...
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An index of nested subitems, indented, and hyperlinked

Background Looking to indent an arbitrary n-level hierarchy within an index and have hyperlinks for the final item, using the memoir class and pdfTeX 3.1415926-2.4-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2012). For ...
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Indexing through texindy in imakeidx with custom .xdy style fails to produce desired order in index

I am trying to produce an index using texindy through the imakeidx make that follows the Sanskrit alphabetical order. I am working in XeLaTeX. I created a custom .xdy style file to be called as an ...
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Distinct formatted page numbers with glossaries and Xindy

This is somewhat related to this question, but using Xindy as a backend, not makeindex. I am attempting to create an index using glossaries, and in this index some page numbers have a special ...
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Why does \let\oldindex not work in this code?

This is a follow-up question to: How to make indexed words clickable in the text? I'm having two problems with the code given by @Stephen. If I use the following code to redefine the \index ...
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How can I convince hyperref and xindy to play together nicely?

I'm using xindy to generate indexes for a manual that gets translated into multiple languages. Unfortunately, hyperref and xindy don't like to play nicely together. I found some older mailing list ...
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Why Glossaries with Xindy unable to execute(cannot find the correct PATH)?

After I compiled a tex file by xelatex, I use Glosarries with Xindy to make a index, it reported: $ makeglossaries test makeglossaries version 2.04 (2012-05-19) added glossary type 'main' ...
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How to use Xindy with MiKTeX?

As probably widely is known, the indexing tool Xindy is not included in the TeX distribution MiKTeX. Because MakeIndex does not work well with Unicode, but Xindy does, I therefore have a question: ...
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Xindy: Encapsulations for Index

Well, I struggled to improve my index generated by Xindy. I tried to add several entries with bold page numbers by using \index{...|textbf} as classified in latex-loc-fmts.xdy, without any success. ...
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How to use a glossary with xindy that is not displayed [closed]

According to several posts in the web the following error is related to not displaying the glossary: Error in line 426: ; additional letter groups (define-letter-group "glsnumbers" :prefixes ...
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xindy for ancient Egyptian transliteration

I am preliminarily trying to work with creating a couple of indexes with xindy in a XeLaTeX file. One index will be the normal index about names, and I may disturb the list later on. A second list is ...
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Placement of seealso-cross refs (with xindy)

Is there a way to have seealso cross references at the end of the index entry as the very last \subitem? They should look something like this: Fruit Apples, 3 Bananas, 4 Oranges, 9-10 see ...
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xindy cannot open the temp file

I have encountered a problem by using xindy within glossaries. After the first call of pdflatex, I gave makeglossaries mytex in command line. Unfortunately, I got the error "LOAD: A file with ...