[NTG-context] latest beta and \seeindex

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Sun Jun 24 22:07:49 CEST 2018

Am 2018-06-24 um 21:57 schrieb Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl>:

> On 6/23/2018 5:10 PM, Alan Bowen wrote:
>> The latest beta (ConTeXtver: 2018.06.23 12:12 MKIV betafmt: 2018.6.23) processes without a hitch but \seeindex is still not working as expected.
>> In
>> \starttext
>> \index{sample}
>> \index{fun+games}\index{fun+stuff}
>> %\index{fun}
>> \seeindex{fun}{sample}% now with heading (as it should be)
>> \seeindex{fun}{blah}% not shown
>> \seeindex{fun}{humbug}% not shown
>> \seeindex{fun}{bug}% not shown
>> \seeindex{fun+games}{entertainment}% not shown
>> \placeindex[n=1]
>> \stoptext
>> When I generate the indices for my book, \seeindex{A}{B} works only if it is a unique x-ref and A is a heading. Multiple x-refs to the same heading fail as do x-refs to subheadings.
> sure,
> \seeindex{fun}{blah}                % not shown
> \seeindex{fun}{humbug}              % not shown
> \seeindex{fun}{bug}                 % not shown
> as there is no index entry blah, humbug or bug ... so you would be fooling your reader

I understand the rationale, and it could be a nice feature, but we need to refer to entries in a different register, e.g. from an index of topics to an index of persons, e.g. \seeindex{Pragma}{Hagen, Hans} or to subentries like \seeindex{fun+games}{bah+humbug}. Since the latter doesn’t work (or does it now?), we use \seeindex{fun+games}{bah/humbug}.

Greetlings, Hraban

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