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Chapter 11. Index Generation > 11.3. xindy—An alternative to MakeIndex

11.3. xindy—An alternative to MakeIndex

The xindy program by Roger Kehr and Joachim Schrod is a flexible indexing system that represents an alternative to MakeIndex. It avoids several limits, especially for generating indexes in non-English languages. Usage of xindy is recommended in the following cases:

• You have an index with non-English words and you want to use a drop-in replacement.

Migration from MakeIndex is easy because xindy can be used without changing the index entries in your document. A compatibility style file will produce results corresponding to MakeIndex’s default set-up. The main difference will be that sorting index entries will work out of the box.

• You want to ensure that the index is more consistent than that created with MakeIndex.


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