[NTG-context] Index items

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Apr 14 18:50:49 CEST 2015

On 4/14/2015 1:48 PM, Robert Blackstone wrote:
> Dear all,
> The book I am typesetting contains a very extensive and detailed index.
> The number of index items is probably around 1200, 16 pages.
> A fair number of them occur in more than one chapter.
> Like bibliography items, and for the sake of consistency, I have stored
> them in some auxiliary files and it is a matter of copy and paste to get
> them into the text in the proper place and way. (With always a risk of
> accidentally deleting or adding a spurious brace or bracket, with nasty
> results.)
> I wonder therefore whether it would be possible to handle them like
> bibliography items, by means of a key, and leave their expansion to ConTeXt.
> Would it be possible?
> And if it is not (yet) possible, how could I perhaps tackle it?

so you want to remap given index entries to new ones? at what moment?

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