According to several posts in the web the following error is related to not displaying the glossary:

Error in line 426:

; additional letter groups

(define-letter-group "glsnumbers"
   :prefixes ("0" "1" "2" "3" "4" "5" "6" "7" "8" "9")
   :before "A")
ERROR: "A" does not name a letter group in
 ("0" "1" "2" "3" "4" "5" "6" "7" "8" "9") :BEFORE "A")

***Call to xindy failed***

Possible cause of problem:

No language detected.
Have you remembered to use \printglossary
or \printglossaries in your document?

Check 'diss_org.anx' for details

This in fact works without error if I print all of my three glossaries.

How to get rid of that?

I use glossaries, xindy and the following options


P.S.: Sorry I do not have time to setup an MWE since I have to submit my thesis tomorrow. I can make one later


The problem disappeared with updating TeXLive.

closed as too localized by Martin Scharrer Oct 14 '12 at 7:00

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Ok, without MWE it is hard to say what happened, but I think you should check if you have set the document language with babel (or polyglosia in the case of xelatex).

This example works for me


Tenhle \gls{gls:dat} se směje jak \gls{gls:cha}, \gls{gls:czi} zas jako \gls{gls:ili}

Compile sequence:

latex file
makeglossaries file
latex file

You shouldn't run xindy directly, but use the makeglossaries instead

sample result

  • I did. In contrast to you example I use 2 userdefined glossaries. One of them I do not display. – louis cypher May 6 '12 at 17:32
  • I set the two document languages by \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage[variant=american]{english} \setotherlanguage{german} – louis cypher May 6 '12 at 22:54

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