MakeIndex is a program that creates a sorted index from unsorted raw data . The index also contains awards. MakeIndex can process raw data from various programs, but is mainly used with LaTeX and with troff .
With the -g switch , MakeIndex can sort the data according to DIN 5007-2 (German telephone book sorting). With this option the letters ä, ö, ü and ß must be entered according to the conventions of the LaTeX package german.sty ( "a , " o , "u and " s ).
However, a separate style file must then be included using the -s option , since "has a different meaning by default in MakeIndex. If this is forgotten, the error message" Option -g invalid, quote character must be different from '"'. ".
Under Windows with MiKTeX 2.9 installed in the standard path , the call must then look like this (the index file is called " idx0.idx "): makeindex -g -s "C: \ Programs \ MiKTeX 2.9 \ makeindex \ german \ umlaut.ist" idx0
German sorting is available, but sorting cannot be configured as desired. A more flexible index program is xindy by Joachim Schrod.
- Pehong Chen and Michael A. Harrison: Index Preparation and Processing (file, distributed together with MakeIndex)
- Frank Mittelbach et al., The LaTeX Companion, Pearson Studies, 2nd edition, 2005, ISBN 382737166X .