[XeTeX] makeindex and active characters

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Sep 27 13:14:20 CEST 2006

On Sep 26, 2006, at 5:17 PM, musa furber wrote:

> Is there any way to suppress the expansion of the active characters
> just when index entries are written?

No. Instead try something like:

\newcommand{\oneEzeroC}{{\transfont\string Ḍ\normalfont

\catcode"1E0C=\active \def^^^^1e0c{{\protect\oneEzeroC}}

which'll get ``\oneEzeroC'' into your .idx which should be okay  
(untested). If necessary, add a second layer of ``\protect''ion. (say  
using \newcommand{\oneezeroc}{{\protect\oneEzeroC}} adjusting the  
naming (and order of naming) as needed)


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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