[OS X TeX] Dictionary / Lexicon

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Sep 12 22:28:21 EDT 2006

On Sep 12, 2006, at 09:08, Marcus Michalsky wrote:

> Hi TeX friends,
> I am preparing for Diploma exam in Computer Architecture.
> Parallel of reading books/scripts/notes I want to create some kind  
> of dictionary/lexicon.
> I want to create some kind of command like \newentry{cache} 
> {description here}
> The result should be like in any dictionary (not the problem). The  
> problem is, when i have
> many of these commands, how get i an automatic alphabetical sort ?
> Is there any way ?
> Making an Index seems similar to this problem, but there you need  
> the command line tool
> makeindex.
> Must I sort them by hand or with any external shell script or is  
> there something out there that I
> need

I've used the nomencl package for this (IIRC it has similar command  
syntax to what you desire), and it is fairly flexible in terms of  
output.  It uses makeindex, I think, but I set everything up in an  
iTeXMac project to run with a single button click.


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