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I'm currently creating an index for mathmatical symbols used in my document, including the use of the |-symbol. To make things easier, I added a macro to be changed easily, but this creates a problem for $f|_A$

This is a minimal (not) working example:

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}

\usepackage[makeindex]{imakeidx}
\makeindex

\newcommand{\mathsymbol}[2]{#2\index{#1@#2}}

\begin{document}

\mathsymbol{f}{$f\vert_A$}

$f\vert_A$\index{a@$f\vert_A$}

\printindex
\end{document}

As far as I know, the macro should expand to the the line below. In the text, everything is fine, but the index is different: while the line without the macro works as expected, the other entry looks like $f\GammaA30C_A$.

The accompanying .idx-file contains

\indexentry{f@$f\delimiter "026A30C _A$}{1}
\indexentry{a@$f\vert_A$}{1}

Thus, how can I create an index with a macro including this special case, without the | beeing substituted by this (hex?)-code?

I use these commands:

$ lualatex --version
This is LuaTeX, Version 1.0.4 (TeX Live 2017/Arch Linux)
$ makeindex
This is makeindex, version 2.15 [TeX Live 2017] (kpathsea + Thai support).

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The problem is similar to Symbol index sorted by occurrence

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}

\usepackage[makeindex]{imakeidx}
\makeindex

\newcommand{\mathsymbol}[2]{#2\index{#1@\detokenize{#2}}}

\begin{document}

\mathsymbol{f}{$f\vert_A$}

$f\vert_A$\index{a@$f\vert_A$}

\printindex
\end{document}
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  • Wouldn't have found this question. Thanks a lot!
    – camelCase
    Commented Jan 8, 2018 at 17:10

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