[NTG-context] two buglets

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Sun Oct 3 10:24:40 CEST 2010


Hi all, Hans,


On Feb 11, 2010, at 6:17 PM, Hans Hagen wrote:

>> 1. index sorts uppercase letters after lowercase letters. Minimal example:
>> 
>> \starttext
>> 
>> \index{Aardvark}Aardvark
>> 
>> \index{azygous}azygous
>> 
>> \page
>> 
>> \setupregister[index][n=1]
>> \placeregister[index]
>> 
>> \stoptext
>> 
>> I would expect azygous to follow Aardvark, but it is sorted before.
> 
> 
> are you sure that that's the convention for english? it's easy to change it ...
> 
> \startluacode
> sorters.mappings['en'] = {
>    ["a"] =  2, ["b"] =  4, ["c"] =  6, ["d"] =  8, ["e"] = 10,
>    ["f"] = 12, ["g"] = 14, ["h"] = 16, ["i"] = 18, ["j"] = 20,
>    ["k"] = 22, ["l"] = 24, ["m"] = 26, ["n"] = 28, ["o"] = 30,
>    ["p"] = 32, ["q"] = 34, ["r"] = 36, ["s"] = 38, ["t"] = 40,
>    ["u"] = 42, ["v"] = 44, ["w"] = 46, ["x"] = 48, ["y"] = 50,
>    ["z"] = 52,
>    ["A"] =  1, ["B"] =  3, ["C"] =  5, ["D"] =  7, ["E"] =  9,
>    ["F"] = 11, ["G"] = 13, ["H"] = 15, ["I"] = 17, ["J"] = 19,
>    ["K"] = 21, ["L"] = 23, ["M"] = 25, ["N"] = 27, ["O"] = 29,
>    ["P"] = 31, ["Q"] = 33, ["R"] = 35, ["S"] = 37, ["T"] = 39,
>    ["U"] = 41, ["V"] = 43, ["W"] = 45, ["X"] = 47, ["Y"] = 49,
>    ["Z"] = 51,
> }
> \stopluacode
> 
> \starttext
>    \index{Aardvark}Aardvark \par
>    \index{azygous}azygous
>    \placeregister[index][n=1]
> \stoptext
> 

we had this pretty old thread about sorting in indexes. AFAICS, the latest beta defaults to cases-sensitive sorting. Two quick questions:

1. Is there a setup command that will make index sorting case-insensitive? The code above doesn't work anymore, so maybe you made it user-configurable now?

2. Is it really a good idea to make case-sensitive sorting the default in English? I can't remember seeing a single academic book in English that has this sort of index sorting.

All best

Thomas


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