[OS X TeX] Using texindy for French

André Bellaïche abellaic at math.jussieu.fr
Tue Apr 14 03:26:03 CEST 2009

Le 13 avr. 09 à 18:01, Frank STENGEL a écrit :

> Le 13 avr. 09 à 17:03, André Bellaïche a écrit :
>> Has anybody on this list tried to compile a French index with  
>> texindy ?
>> The main problem is the slimness of the documentation : 5 pages for  
>> texindy, 3 for xindy. Si I could not fien the answers to the  
>> following questions:
> Did you try looking at http://xindy.sourceforge.net/ 
> documentation.html ?
> -- 
> Frank STENGEL (fstengel<at>mac.com)

Thank you.

I had seen some of these files since they belong to the MacTeX  
distribution. All the files describe either how xindy was designed, or  
how one can write new modules.

But I am definitely not interested in learning the history of xindy,  
or learning a new programming language: I was asked to finish this  
index this afternoon (I mean yesterday, since it is 3:24 a.m. in  
Paris), and I guess the easier way now is to make it on an old imac  
running Mac-MakeIndex v. 2.12 under Mac OS 9. There is some end-of- 
line stuff to fix, but nothing really difficult.

In fact, I suppose the answer to my questions are too evident for the  
authors of these docs to think of them.

The 1st one is: Which command-line must I use to tell texindy to  
compile a file foo.idx into foo.ind, knowing that foo.ind is written  
in French, and encoded in applemac?

I have made many tries, and the words beginning with an é are always  
classified before a, b, c . . .

The 2nd one (less important) is: How can one tell the command texindy  
to use the texindy.xdy file that I have modified and included in the  
current directory, rather than the standard one.


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