[NTG-context] latest beta and \seeindex

Alan Braslau braslau.list at comcast.net
Mon Jun 25 16:43:47 CEST 2018


"Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. It
is enough that these things, though differing in matter, should be
similar in form, to permit their being, so to speak, cast in the same
mold. When the language has been carefully chosen, one is surprised to
discover that all proofs developed for a given object, can be
immediately applied to many new objects; there is nothing to be
changed, not even the words, since all the names have become the same."

(my translation)

;-)


On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:21:43 -0400
Alan Bowen <bowenalan03 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I should add too that in this particular volume our contributors
> sometimes mention different terms for the same thing as in “This is
> called p or q”. Indexing both terms (p and q) separately and the
> adding  x-ref is one way to go but indexing the more commonly used
> term and adding a mere x-ref for the other is more efficient.
> 
> Alan
> 
> On Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 4:08 PM Henning Hraban Ramm <texml at fiee.net>
> wrote:
> 
> > 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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