# Avoid s in footnote

I use the acronym package for creating footnotes. Those I usually mark with \ac{MyWord} and if plural then \acp{MyWord}. To import the package, I use:

\usepackage[footnote, printonlyused]{acronym}


My problem is in the footnote when making use of \acp. It ads an "s" at the end of the sentence and I would like to avoid that.

Example:

\ac{HTML}


Creates in my case the footnote: Language used in the web.

\acp{HTML}


creates in my case the footnote: Language used in the web.s

How can I get rid of the "s" at the end of the footnote created by \acp{HTML}?

Edit 1 - code example:

\documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl}
\usepackage[footnote, printonlyused]{acronym}
\begin{document}
\section{Test Chapter}
This is a Test for showing the error. No error with \ac{HTML} using ac, but an unwanted "s" is added with \acp{Action} when using acp.
\bigskip
\section*{Acronyms}
\begin{acronym}[Action]
\acro{HTML}{Language used in the web.}
\acro{Action}{Used within the math function as a parameter.}
\end{acronym}
\end{document}

• Can you provide a full example, please? – user31729 Dec 28 '15 at 15:52
• I am very confused reading the question. An acronym is something like CD (compact disc). THe long form should not be a complete sentence. And why do you have a plural form of HTML? – Johannes_B Dec 28 '15 at 15:59
• @Johannes_B: I think, it should be more of a glossary, perhaps? But a plural of HTML seems weird indeed – user31729 Dec 28 '15 at 16:01
• HTML is just an example. I write in German where it makes sense to have an "s" for plural at the end of a word, but not within the footnote. I added an edit with a code example. – Socrates Dec 28 '15 at 16:12
• @ChristianHupfer I see the extra s :-p But i think using acronym is the wrong approach here and glossaries should be used. – Johannes_B Dec 28 '15 at 16:56

You need to redefine the plural form with\acrodefplural
\begin{acronym}[Action]

• Thanks for the answer. I couldn't get it running with \newacroplural, but I solved it using \acrodefplural{Action}[Actions]{Action is used within the math function as a parameter.} in the same way as in your example. It works now even though I have redundant double text. Better dirty than not at all. – Socrates Dec 28 '15 at 17:01
• so I change it to acrodefplural. But I'm not sure, if acronym is the right package. Wouldn't glossaries be better? – Rico Dec 28 '15 at 17:06
• Maybe glossaries is the better package, but I couldn't get it working using xetex. For now this workaround will have to do. I might start a new post for glossaries. – Socrates Dec 28 '15 at 17:10
• @Socrates: Do you have makeglossaries as well? – user31729 Dec 28 '15 at 19:09