[NTG-context] Fine tuning an index
dh at capdm.com
Thu Oct 8 17:58:16 CEST 2020
I'm doing my first mkiv index (it took me a long time to upgrade from
mkii!) and I really like the processor feature to format elements
differently. But there are a couple of things I would really like to
achieve that I'm struggling with:
1. Elided numbers in an index range entry. For example if I have a
\startregister - \stopregister pair resulting in an index entry like
I would like to be able to make this read
There are different conventions for number span elision but usually
teens aren't elided so
It strikes me that if I could set up a processor specifically for page
number ranges I could possibly write a macro to do elision; but I don't
think that's currently possible? Maybe it's possible in lua to write code
which both identifies range page numbers and carries out the elision. I'm
not quite sure where to start.
2. Fine tuning column and page breaking in an index. This is tricky,
because there are usually very few "good" places to break an index, and
automatic breaking seems to alter slightly depending on whether
interactions are set up or not, but is there a way to manually insert a
column or page break into the register before or after a certain entry, the
way there is for a table of contents?
Sorry for no MWE, for obvious reasons. Any pointers to what might be able
to be done on these would be much appreciated.
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