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{inverse function}

In spanish, for example, it could be:

\index{inversa@función inversa}
\index{inversa@(función) inversa}
\index{inversa@función inversa}
\index{inversa@función inversa}

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

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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.