For the shown MWE, the file won't run

\babelfont{rm}{Times New Roman}



    description={Is a mark up language specially suited 
    for scientific documents}

    description={Mathematics is what mathematicians do}

\title{How to create a glossary}
\author{ }
\date{ }


The \Gls{latex} typesetting markup language is specially suitable 
for documents that include \gls{maths}. 




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babel redefines the command @arabic, it no longer gives a number and makeindex doesn't like this.

You can try this:


Then the entries will at least appear. The formating of the page numbers are perhaps wrong, but this could be changed in another place.

This is only a work-around. There is the general question here if such a redefinition of @arabic is sound or not.

(On my system I also get an error from tracklang which doesn't like the "nil" language, but this is a different problem.)

  • I get this error: Undefined control sequence : \ForEachTrackedDialect
    – Silva
    Aug 31, 2019 at 15:58
  • remove the "nil" and try again. Aug 31, 2019 at 16:00

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