# [XeTeX] makeindex and active characters

Wed Sep 27 21:04:41 CEST 2006

On Sep 27, 2006, at 1:40 PM, Musa Furber wrote:

> After first defining my set of active char definitions like
>
> \newcommand{\oneEzeroC}{{\transfont\string Ḍ\normalfont\selectfont}}
> \catcode"1E0C=\active \def^^^^1e0c{{\protect\oneEzeroC}}
>
> I create two macros, one to set up the active chars (a repeat of the
> above) and another to de-activate them with
>
> \catcode"1E0C=11
>
> but then I'm still left with a lot of font garbage in the .idx.

Okay, then try something this:

\newcommand{\forminindex}[1]{\catcode"1E0C=11\index{#1}\catcode"1E0C=
\active}

> Maybe my problem is that I quit coffee two days ago.

I gave it up almost a year ago 'cept for special occasions and when
travelling (and the odd emergency) --- it's rough sometimes (I've got
a small pouch of Kona pinned to my cubicle wall here at work right
over my expresso machine labeled FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY'').

William

--
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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