[OS X TeX] makeindex sorts badly with accents

Ralph Martin Ralph.Martin at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Fri May 20 16:14:50 CEST 2005

This is probably common to all versions of tetex, but has anyone else  
noticed that makeindex does not do a very good job of making the  
index when the entries contain accents:

I tried to make an author index , and got the following issues

\v{S}\'{\i}r came before entries starting with A, B, C etc: \v{S}\'{\i}r


M\"uller came before Martin

The former definitely looks wrong, and while I am unsure what sorting  
order a real German dictionary uses,  intuitively to me at least, the  
latter also seems wrong.

Comments? Fixes?

Best wishes

Prof Ralph Martin                   Phone: +44(0)29 2087 5536
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