# specify sort string in index see entry

How is it possible to specify a sort string inside a `see` index entry? I am using `makeindex` and TeXLive 2014.

For example, say I have a primary entry where the sort string is plain `B` and the displayed entry is bold B:

``````\index{B@\textbf{B}}
``````

Now I want to add a `see` entry, but of course this doesn't work:

``````\index{A@\textbf{A}|see{B@\textbf{B}}}
``````

Currently I write the `see` entry with plain `B`:

``````\index{A@\textbf{A}|see{B}}
``````

but that isn't really correct.

• did you try `\index{A@\textbf{A}|see{\textbf{B}}}`? (i can't test this just now, hence a comment, not an answer.) – barbara beeton Apr 17 '15 at 15:43
• Thanks @barbarabeeton, can't believe I didn't try that. Forest vs trees. – Tim A Apr 17 '15 at 15:46

``````\index{A@\textbf{A}|see{\textbf{B}}}