Following this question about setting up a Japanese-English glossary (which will in fact be a Japanese-French one, but that doesn't change much), I need to define a new style for this glossary. For now, the altlong4col-booktabs seems to be the closest to what I'd like the result to be. However, I need to add a few changes :

  1. Remove the "Page List" column,
  2. Rename the headers,
  3. Make the first column ("Notation") bold,
  4. And invert the positions of the "Description" and "Symbol" columns.

Here is what I have for now :

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article}

\usepackage[automake, style=index, nonumberlist]{glossaries-extra} 



%syntax: \newterm[options]{romaji}{original}{translation}
    name={#2},% romanized version
    symbol={#3},% original
    description={#4},% translation
    #1% extra options


% use \emph in the document (but not in the glossary)

\newterm{bakumatsu}{幕末}{fin du shogunat}

The \gls{bakumatsu} era.  

Next use: \gls{bakumatsu}.

\printglossary[title=Glossaire des termes japonais]

This prints the following result :

Main text Glossary

The glossary style I would like to define should look like this somehow (don't mind the font) : Desired glossary style

How should I proceed ?

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Here's a style that creates a three-column glossary. (You still need to load glossary-longbooktabs which defines \glspatchLToutput and also loads booktabs and longtable.)

% Table header:
  \renewcommand*{\glossaryheader}{\toprule\bfseries Transcription en
  caractères latins (\emph{rōmaji}) &
  \bfseries Ecriture japonaise &
  \bfseries Traduction\tabularnewline\midrule\endhead\bottomrule\endfoot}%
% No letter group headings:
% Top-level (no parent) entries:
% (#1 is the entry's label)
% (#2 is the numberlist which is ignored here)
% Romanized name (in bold):
    \glsentryitem{##1}\glstarget{##1}{\textbf{\glossentryname{##1}}} &
% Original Japanese:
    \glossentrysymbol{##1} &
% Translation:
% Sub-level (has parent) entries (just do the same as top-level):
% Gap between letter groups (governed by nogroupskip package option):
    \renewcommand*{\glsgroupskip}{ & & & \tabularnewline}%

Use \setglossarystyle rather than the deprecated \glossarystyle:


or use the style key in \printglossary (which will localise the patch introduced with \glspatchLToutput):

\printglossary[title=Glossaire des termes japonais,style=romaji]

I've made all three columns equal width using:


You may need to adjust these settings.

If I add the above style to the code in your question (and substitute the CJK font with one installed on my computer) I get:

image of document with three-column glossary


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