[OS X TeX] Indexing with Diacritics

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Thu Jan 4 15:22:15 EST 2007

>On 4 Jan 2007, at 3:11 pm, Alan Munn wrote:
>>Simon have you managed to get xindy to work on OS X?  The webpage 
>>says there's no port for the Mac, and installation relies on a 
>>prebuilt binary.  Building from source doesn't look like something 
>>for the faint of heart, but if you've managed to do it, it would be 
>>interesting to find out how.

At 4:17 PM +0100 1/4/07, Simon Spiegel wrote:
>I can confirm that xindy runs on Mac, but compiling it seems to be a 
>game of luck. I was succesful on some machines, but not on all.
>Try the following step by step guide:
>1) get it: http://dev.atmarama.org/xindy-2.2-beta2.tar.gz
>2) unpack it: tar -xzf xindy-2.2-beta2.tar.gz
>3) go into the build directory: cd xindy-2.2-beta2
>4) configure the build: ./configure
>5) build it: make
>6) test the build before actually installing: make check
>7) install it: sudo make install
>8) figure out how to use it, but I guess you have the latex companion
>>second edition in front of you.

At 3:19 PM +0000 1/4/07, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>I built a copy of xindy for Mac OS X (PPC) last year; if you'd like 
>to try it, grab it from
>     http://www.jfkew.plus.com/xindy-macosx.html
>and see if it works for you. I am *not* a xindy user and can't offer 
>any help; I just built this because people seemed to be having 
>problems getting it to compile on OS X.

Thanks to both Jonathan and Simon.  When I get some time I'll try these out.


Alan Munn 
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