[NTG-context] index "compress" option / collapsing of page numbers

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Wed Apr 3 14:54:12 CEST 2019

Am 2019-04-03 um 13:30 schrieb Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl>:

> On 4/3/2019 10:56 AM, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
>> Am 2019-04-02 um 18:53 schrieb Hans Hagen <j.hagen at xs4all.nl>:
>>> On 4/2/2019 11:54 AM, Henning Hraban Ramm wrote:
>>>> Ahoi,
>>>> with \setupregister[compress=yes], index entries 1,2,3,4 become 1–4. That’s great.
>>>> But (at least in German publications) it’s usual that 1,2 becomes 1f. and 1,2,3 becomes 1ff.
>>>> Is it possible to configure it that way?
>>> it should not be too hard to program but, it being german problem:
>>> - you have to come up with an example
>>> - wolfgang has to come up with a proper keyword (compress=?)
>> Thank you – it’s not only a German habit, even if we pronounce it “folgende”, “f.” stems from Latin “folio”, and “ff.” is a duplicated abbreviation, as was usual in mediaeval Latin.
>> So, this is at least used in English, German, Norwegian and Swedish, as far as I could find. In French they seem to use “sq.” and “sqq.” (sequens).
>> https://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/ff.
>> https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ff.
>> https://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/sq.
>> I suggest the following setup options:
>> compress = no  —> don’t collapse (as now)
>> compress = yes —> always use – (as now)
>> compresssymbols={\,f.,\,ff.} (or how can you setup a list?)
>> compress = symbols —> use first symbol for one other page, second for more pages
>> 	if there’s only one symbol, more than one sequential page should use – (like “yes”)
>> Is this feasible?
> i'll add
> \setuplabeltext % predefined
>  [en]
>  [following:singular=f.,
>   following:plural=ff.]
> \setupregister[index][compress=text]

Great! Thank you!
I’ll document it.

Greetlings, Hraban

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