[OS X TeX] German "Umlaute" in Index

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Tue Aug 13 02:40:57 CEST 2002

Save the single line

quote '?'

in a file named german.ist, but make sure that there is no page break 
after the line.

Then, whenever you produce an index, use the command

makeindex -glc -s german.ist filename.idx



>Hi everybody,
>Does anybody know how to make LaTeX on Mac Os X print Umlaute (ÄÖÜäöü)
>properly in the index? I enter them in my Document using the following
>method: Ä="A, ü="ü and so on. This works fine everywhere within the
>Document, but not in the Index... Here ä becomes a for Example. Besides
>that, the index looks fine. I use the "makeidx" package and the "\index"
>Sorry if this post is off topic -- but this is not a problem on my Windows
>Computer using the MiKTeX distribution. So it is somehow Mac-related...
>I am using a Powerbook G4-500, Mac OS X 10.1.5, the teTex distribution
>modified for OS X by Gerben Wierda and TeXShop or ITeXMac as an
>Thanks for any help!
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Claus Gerhardt
Institut für Angewandte Mathematik
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 294
69120 Heidelberg

Homepage: http://www.math.uni-heidelberg.de/studinfo/gerhardt/
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