[texhax] xindy: index entry with special characters

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Jun 8 15:37:35 CEST 2011

Susan Dittmar wrote, On 2011-06-08 15:23:
> Dear folks,
> after days of reading manuals and trying everything that I thought might
> even remotely have a chance of succeeding, I now turn to you.
> I have a problem with xindy concerning special characters. For a computer
> manual, I would like to be able to produce index entries of
> \index{\{}
> \index{\}}
> \index{\textasciicircum}
> \index{\textasciitilde}
> \index{\textasteriskcentered}
> \index{\textgreater}
> \index{\textless}
> The first two make for unbalanced parantheses, the rest result in an empty
> sort string for xindy. Does one of you know how to make such index entries
> work?
> Thanks in advance,
> 	Susan
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This works for me (not quite sure why it does not like \{ or \} in this 







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