[XeTeX] makeindex and active characters
musaf_spamtrap at runbox.com
Wed Sep 27 19:40:26 CEST 2006
On 27 Sep 2006, at 17:18, William Adams wrote:
> On Sep 27, 2006, at 7:38 AM, William Adams wrote:
>> 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?
>> 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.
> After thinking even more (and finishing my morning cuppa and getting
> my caffeine level on its way back up to normal), why not just change
> the catcode of the active characters back to letters at the beginning
> of the index macro, then change them back to active when you're done?
> I _think_ that should be the best and most sensible thing to do and
> ought not have any drawbacks, and should make for a much nicer and
> far more readable .idx file if you need to do any sort of post-
> processing on it beyond the norm.
This solution, unfortunately, is beyond my TeXing ability.
After first defining my set of active char definitions like
I create two macros, one to set up the active chars (a repeat of the
above) and another to de-activate them with
but then I'm still left with a lot of font garbage in the .idx.
Maybe my problem is that I quit coffee two days ago.
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