[XeTeX] hypertext index

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Wed Mar 9 04:54:54 CET 2011

On Mar 8, 2011, at 9:28 PM, Mike Maxwell wrote:

> On 3/8/2011 9:01 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
>> On Mar 8, 2011, at 8:42 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>> On Mar 8, 2011, at 6:49 PM, houda araj wrote:
>>>> ... Is it possible to construct an hypertext index using latex or
>>>> xelatex ? Any information on the subject is appreciated. Many
>>>> thanks Houda
>>> Howdy, I think if you include the hyperref package
>>> (\usepackage{hyperref}) that just happens. Put it as the last
>>> package loaded.
>> Not really with xelatex. For that you need xindy, but it has problems
>> with hyperref.
> Umm, we've been using hyperref (without xindy) in xelatex and are
> getting plenty of hyperlinks in our PDF, including to external websites.
> At least I assume hyperref is what's giving us the hyperlinks.  Isn't
> that what it's supposed to do?

Yes.  hyperref isn't incompatible with xelatex; it's incompatible with xindy and xindy is really the only indexing system that is able to cope properly with unicode.  So although makeindex works fine with hyperref, if you are indexing anything other than English you really need something like xindy.


Alan Munn
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