# [tex-live] TL 2010 pretest: xindy rules do strange things

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Tue Jul 27 11:22:26 CEST 2010

On 25.07.2010, at 19:17, Simon Spiegel wrote:

> [Sorry, for the cross-posting, but I wasn't sure which mailing list was more appropriate]
>
> Hi,
>
> after downloading the latest MacTeX 2010 pretest, I noticed that xindy does some strange things. Sorting rules which have worked for me for years suddenly seem to have no effect.
>
> For example, something like this which I use to sort book and film titles:
>
> (merge-rule "The (.*)" "\1~,The" :again :bregexp)
>
> This now has no visible effect on a entry of this kind:
>
> \indexentry{\emph{The Black Cat}}{85}
>
> This used to work and AFAICS the problem is with xindy.

As an addendum: When I switch back to MacTeX 09 with the TeX Distribution prefpane, everything works just fine.

Simon

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