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

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How to use Xindy with MiKTeX?

Obsolete since end of June, 2015. 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 ...
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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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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 do you need (to use) texindy (to call xindy) when you want to use xindy?

If I replace the word texindy with xindy in the following answer the code compiles and produces same output (at least using TeXShop). texindy is there for a reason, and at least one expert uses it ...
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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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How to use xindy with XeTeX/LuaTeX?

According to Xindy revisited: Multi-lingual index creation for the UTF-8 age (TUGboat), “if one has a raw index file that was produced by [XeTeX], one can use xindy; it will ‘just work’.” ...
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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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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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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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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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xindy : how to add new letters and lettergroups to the alphabet?

How to define a style file that adds a couple of extra letters to the latin alphabet, and the corresponding lettergroups? I'm using the index package, and compiling the .idx files with texindy like ...
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xindy: formatting the first letter of the first entry of a letter group

How do I format the first letter of the first entry of a letter group in an index generated with xindy? The result should look something like this: ... \indexspace \item \textbf{b}athroom\quad{}1 ...
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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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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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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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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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MiKTeX and Xindy problems

Today's updates of MiKTeX include Xindy (at last!). This is great news, but unfortunately I can't get it to work. With the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} ...
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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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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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Using “ä”, “ö” and “ü” with glossaries-Package

I am trying to write my 'Matura work' for school in LaTeX. Therefore I am using MacTeX and Texshop and normally it works pretty fine. But at the moment I have some trouble with a glossary entry: ...
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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 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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Sorting Icelandic index correctly using LaTeX (accented characters after non-accented)

I'm using Xindy to make an index for my book. It sorts the words mostly correctly, but it doesn't sort accented characters (i.e. á é í ó ú ý) after the corresponding non-accented characters (a e i o u ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Transfer a makeindex example to a xindy example

I use makeindex for 25 years and I know it isn't perfect. Since xindy is now available also for MiKTeX, I would be happy to switch to this more modern and flexible index processor. Now, I'm looking ...
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Indexing a non-utf-8 encoded file (ANSI) with special characters

I'm using xindy to make an index for my book, which is in Icelandic. It sorts the words mostly correctly, but it doesn't sort accented characters (i.e. á é í ó ú ý) after the corresponding ...
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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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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 display proper ranges in index using Xindy and XeLaTeX?

When I generate my index with XeLaTeX using xindy as described here: How to use xindy with XeTeX/LuaTeX? I struggle with proper ranges being displayed. Essentially, the dashes are missing and the page ...
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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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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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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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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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Which Perl to install for Xindy with MiKTeX (on Windows)?

Please, read the question before marking it as duplicate. Since June 2015, xindy is finally included in the MiKTeX distribution for Windows. Unfortunately, this does not mean that you can use xindy ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Xindy and MiKTeX: empty raw index file

I try to use xindy in MiKTeX. When I compile \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex \begin{document} test\index{test}\index{text} \printindex \end{document} with latex ...
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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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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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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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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 ...