[XeTeX] how to customize sorting order of characters in index

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Wed May 16 21:27:02 CEST 2018

A while back, I had a similar issue, and I made some notes about how I got
the sorting I needed.  See here:


Professor Dominik Wujastyk <http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

Department of History and Classics <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
University of Alberta, Canada

South Asia at the U of A:


On 13 May 2018 at 17:04, Kamal Abdali <k.abdali at acm.org> wrote:

> I'm using polyglossia and imakeindex to produce an Urdu document. The
> sorting order of letters in the index is wrong. The order is according to
> Arabic, but Urdu has about 9 more letters which are being pushed after the
> Arabic letters in the index. I couldn't find an option to fix this in the
> imakeindex style file. It probably should be specified in polyglossia but I
> don't see a way there either. Any suggestions please?
> Kamal Abdali
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