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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Xindy

From: Ivan Andrus
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Xindy
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 09:10:50 -0700

On Mar 6, 2013, at 5:11 AM, Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> wrote:

> Mads Jensen <address@hidden> writes:
> Hi Mads,
>> Xindy is an alternative command to generate indexes.  It supports a
>> lisp syntax-like language for specifying how to format entries, e.g.,
>> whether to use number ranges, and how to sort entries etc. Xindy is a
>> program for handling indexing for multiple formats, including
>> TeX/LaTeX for which purpose there's texindy.
>> I just added an entry to TeX-command-list, as the program uses the
>> same output from LaTeX, but you can specify some extra switches, e.g.,
>> one for handling German, and which style file to use (if not using the
>> default).
> Thanks, committed.
>> It's merely a suggestion, but shouldn't there be a tool button for the
>> index command?
> I don't know.  I think it's much less frequently used than the
> button-enabled LaTeX, View, BibTeX, and Spell commands, and there's not
> too much space for buttons anyway.  (And basically, nobody uses Emacs
> with a tool-bar anyway. :-))
> At least with the GTK tool-bar, if there are more buttons than there's
> space, you get a > symbol you can press to see the others.  But I'm not
> sure if that's supported in a similar good way by Xaw, Athena, or
> whatever toolkit people build emacs with.  So as long as nobody checks
> that, I'd prefer not to overload the tool-bar.

FWIW, you get the > symbol on OS X with the "NextStep" toolkit.  I have no 
about adding more buttons.


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