[tex-eplain] Correct format for \indexsee and \indexseealso

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Wed Feb 2 18:41:00 CET 2005

At 04:55 PM 2/1/2005, you wrote:

>     There is also an acceptable alternative style:
>     foo (see bar)
>     foo, 23, 32 (see also bar)
>     foo, 23, 32 (see also bar; bell)
>I believe the parens can be added fairly easily (see below, untested).
>However, the punctuation before the "(see" may be controlled by
>makeindex.  I'm not sure.
>   \def\seevariant{\it}%
>! \def\indexseeword{(see}%
>! \def\indexsee#1#2{{\seevariant \indexseeword\ }#1)}%

I think italic parentheses are ugly. Even worse when the open and
close parentheses don't match. I'd prefer
   \def\indexsee#1#2{({\seevariant \indexseeword\/ }#1)}
And shouldn't that italic correction be there?


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas 

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