I'm trying to get my nomenclature to sort alphabetically, including word with accent. Basics! Well, I read all \nomencl documentation and many of your expert answers here... So I tried different things, inserted a prefix and modified my build.bat to run LaTeX, makeindex <filename>.nlo -s nomencl.ist -o <filename>.els, rerun LaTeX, then pdflatex...






\nomenclature{Gaz. Pal.}{Gazette du palais}


For some reason, it's still not working for me... I'm close to take it personally!

1 Answer 1


There is a default prefix a that is added before the entries without optional argument. Therefore aGaz... is sorted before e.... You can redefine the default prefix to an empty string:

  • Works like a charm! No regret, I wouldn't have found it by myself... Thank you very much for your quick and perfect answer! ;-)
    – Doompa
    Oct 14, 2012 at 11:24

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