[NTG-context] sorting for particular sub entries to register

Adam Reviczky reviczky at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 01:09:00 CET 2022

Hi Julian,

How about using the keys in every instance?


P\index[Plenary+periti]{Plenary Council+{\it periti} (experts)}
B\index[Plenary+beriti]{Plenary Council+{\it beriti} (experts)}
A\index[Plenary+aeriti]{Plenary Council+aeriti (experts)}

S\index[animals+special]{animals+‘special kinds’}


See result in: https://live.contextgarden.net/cgi-bin/result.cgi?id=j46XhZ


On Mon, Jan 31, 2022 at 10:38 PM jbf via ntg-context <ntg-context at ntg.nl>

> Let me come back to the unresolved (for me) question of two situations in
> sub entries to a book index (register). Sub entries that have formatting or
> sub entries that are surrounded by quote marks (straight or curly, it makes
> no difference) do not appear in the correct alphabetical order.
> Two attempts on my part:
> text before \index[Plenary+periti]{Plenary Council+{\it periti} (experts)}
> text after.
> text before \index{animals+‘special kinds’} text after. Or alternatively,
> \index[animals+special]{animals+‘special kinds’}
> The setup for my register is a pretty standard one. The processor is not
> for the 'periti' case above but I use it for book titles.
> \setupregister[index][n=1,method={zc,pc,zm,pm,uc},style=WORD]
> \defineprocessor[special][style=italic]
> In the periti case it is the \it command that clearly interferes with
> correct alphabetic positioning in the sub entry list. Placing +periti in
> the key does not overcome that problem.
> In the ‘special kinds’ case it is the initial single quote mark (‘) that
> causes the problem. The item comes last in the sub entry list. And if i
> include a key [special], then it comes first in the sub entry list. Either
> way, it is out of the desired sorting order.
> I believe I have followed the helpful suggestions of various ones, but it
> is always possible that I have not fully understood those suggestions. The
> reality is that at the moment the issue remains unresolved for me. Any
> further wisdom out there to offer me?
> Julian
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