[NTG-context] index for Japanese alphabet

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat Apr 7 17:03:56 CEST 2012

On 2-4-2012 11:01, S Barmeier wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to include an index with Japanese terms, ordered according
> to the Japanese alphabet.
> I can say \index[kanji]{漢字} for an entry under K. For my Japanese
> index I imagine \index[かんじ]{漢字} to place an entry under か. Is
> something like this possible?
> The Japanese alphabet fits (almost) into a 5x10 table. Depending on the
> size of the index, it is customary to order an index either by column
> only (for a smaller index) or by table entry (top-to-bottom,
> right-to-left). I'd be happy with either, although the smaller one will
> probably suffice for my purposes...
> Any help on how to implement this?

All that is needed is information ... you can have a look in the 
sort-lan.* files. I also suggest that you check with Dalyoung 
(haksan at me.com) as he keeps an eye on cjk issues. For instance korean 
sorting is supported, so japanese should ne possible as well.


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