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I want to know what is the proper way to do multiple indexes in languages where the adjectives come after the subject. For example in english if I want to index the inverse function I can do:

\index{function!inverse}
\index{inverse function}

In spanish, for example, it could be:

\index{función!inversa}
\index{inversa}
\index{inversa@función inversa}
\index{inversa@(función) inversa}
\index{inversa@función inversa}
\index{inversa@función inversa}
\index{inversa|see{función}}
\index{inversa|seealso{función}}

I don't want to use the see and seealso ways. How is this usually done?

  • What do you want the index entries to look like? Your question is quite unclear to me! – clemens Feb 28 '15 at 10:15
  • I want to do something like the english version \index{inverse function} but I don't know how to do it. I haven't seen any book which does that. – Arturo Feb 28 '15 at 10:19
  • \index{inversa@función inversa} doesn't make much sense to me. I'd go with \index{función!inversa} and maybe\index{inversa!función inversa} if you also have other instances of \index{inversa}. – clemens Feb 28 '15 at 10:24
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The usual way is to choose one primary format, probably \index{function!inverse}; for all the other formats, you just use \index{inverse function|see {function!inverse}} once anywhere in the document.

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