[NTG-context] formatting index entries: alphabetical order in Unicode

Wolfgang Schuster wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 18:17:36 CEST 2019

Robert Zydenbos schrieb am 22.08.2019 um 17:52:
> You're right. I just compared my earlier attempts with the results of the sample solutions you and Pablo had sent me and assumed that also everybody else knew what I was talking about.
Your problem was easy to understand but without more information it's 
just guess work.
> On 22. Aug 2019, at 16:53, Wolfgang Schuster <wolfgang.schuster.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Robert Zydenbos schrieb am 22.08.2019 um 01:42:
>>> I seem to have a problem with Unicode in the indexing function for my book: a word like āyitu (beginning with an 'a' with a macron over it) is considered a word that starts with a 'y'; the word īga (beginning with an i with a macron) is placed as if it is 'ga'.
>>> Is there any way to tell the indexing function how to deal with such special characters?
>> How should we know why you have problems with your index entries when you're unable to provide a working minimal example, all you have shown so far are snippets.
> Attached I am sending a longer example, compiled from a few chapters. There you can see that the word 'āddariṃda' is listed as if it starts with a 'd'. This happens with every word that begins with a vowel with a macron.
> As I mentioned in my last posting, I already have a primitive workaround solution – but this could become an issue for some later user for whom the index is more important.
A PDF with the wrong sorting order doesn't help when you can't show a 
working minimal example to reproduce the problem.  When you need more 
control about the sorting order of the index you should switch to MkIV 
which has more options.


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