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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
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an "unsorted" cross-reference works:

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

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