[XeTeX] makeindex and active characters

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Sep 27 13:38:53 CEST 2006

On Sep 27, 2006, at 7:14 AM, William Adams wrote:

> 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.

After thinking on that a bit more, I think one could do this by a  
judicious redefinition of various commands at the proper time --- say  
redefining the character in the index command before using it to get  
the literal string into the .idx, then, having the more normal  
definition available when the index is processed.

I'm guessing there's a funny joke on this sort of circuituous and  
torturous redefinitions in _The TeXbook_?


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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