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NAME

       xindy - create sorted and tagged index from raw index

SYNOPSIS

        xindy [-V?h] [-qv] [-d magic] [-o outfile.ind] [-t log] \
              [-L lang] [-C codepage] [-M module] [-I input] \
              [--interactive] [--mem-file=xindy.mem] \
              [idx0 idx1 ...]

       GNU-Style Long Options for Short Options:

        -V / --version
        -? / -h / --help
        -q / --quiet
        -v / --verbose
        -d / --debug          (multiple times)
        -o / --out-file
        -t / --log-file
        -L / --language
        -C / --codepage
        -M / --module         (multiple times)
        -I / --input-markup   (supported: latex, omega, xindy)

DESCRIPTION

       xindy is the formatter-indepedent command of xindy, the flexible indexing system. It takes
       a raw index as input, and produces a merged, sorted and tagged index. Merging, sorting,
       and tagging is controlled by xindy style files.

       Files with the raw index are passed as arguments. If no arguments are passed, the raw
       index will be read from standard input.

       xindy is completely described in its manual that you will find on its Web Site,
       http://www.xindy.org/. A good introductionary description appears in the indexing chapter
       of the LaTeX Companion (2nd ed.)

       If you want to produce an index for LaTeX documents, the command texindy(1) is probably
       more of interest for you. It is a wrapper for xindy that turns on many LaTeX conventions
       by default.

OPTIONS

       "--version" / -V
           output version numbers of all relevant components and exit.

       "--help" / -h / -?
           output usage message with options explanation.

       "--quiet" / -q
           Don't output progress messages. Output only error messages.

       "--verbose" / -v
           Output verbose progress messages.

       "--debug" magic / -d magic
           Output debug messages, this option may be specified multiple times.  magic determines
           what is output:

            magic          remark
            ------------------------------------------------------------
            script         internal progress messages of driver scripts
            keep_tmpfiles  don't discard temporary files
            markup         output markup trace, as explained in xindy manual
            level=n        log level, n is 0 (default), 1, 2, or 3

       "--out-file" outfile.ind / -o outfile.ind
           Output index to file outfile.ind. If this option is not passed, the name of the output
           file is the base name of the first argument and the file extension ind. If the raw
           index is read from standard input, this option is mandatory.

       "--log-file" log.ilg / -t log.ilg
           Output log messages to file log.ilg. These log messages are independent from the
           progress messages that you can influence with "--debug" or "--verbose".

       "--language" lang / -L lang
           The index is sorted according to the rules of language lang. These rules are encoded
           in a xindy module created by make-rules.

           If no input encoding is specified via "--codepage", a xindy module for that language
           is searched with a latin, a cp, an iso, or ascii encoding, in that order.

       "--codepage" enc / -C enc
           The raw input is in input encoding enc. This information is used to select the correct
           xindy sort module and also the inputenc target encoding for "latex" input markup.

           When "omega" input markup is used, "utf8" is always used as codepage, this option is
           then ignored.

       "--module" module / -M module
           Load the xindy module module.xdy. This option may be specified multiple times. The
           modules are searched in the xindy search path that can be changed with the environment
           variable "XINDY_SEARCHPATH".

       "--input-markup" input / -I input
           Specifies the input markup of the raw index. Supported values for input are "latex",
           "omega", and "xindy".

           "latex" input markup is the one that is emitted by default from the LaTeX kernel, or
           by the "index" macro package of David Jones.  ^^-notation of single byte characters is
           supported. Usage of LaTeX's inputenc package is assumed as well.

           "omega" input markup is like "latex" input markup, but with Omega's ^^-notation as
           encoding for non-ASCII characters. LaTeX inputenc encoding is not used then, and
           "utf8" is enforced to be the codepage.

           "xindy" input markup is specified in the xindy manual.

       "--interactive"
           Start xindy in interactive mode. You will be in a xindy read-eval-loop where xindy
           language expressions are read and evaluated interactively.

       "--mem-file" xindy.mem
           This option is only usable for developers or in very rare situations.  The compiled
           xindy kernel is stored in a so-called memory file, canonically named xindy.mem, and
           located in the xindy library directory. This option allows to use another xindy
           kernel.

SUPPORTED LANGUAGES / CODEPAGES

       The following languages are supported:

       Latin scripts

        albanian      gypsy             portuguese
        croatian      hausa             romanian
        czech         hungarian         russian-iso
        danish        icelandic         slovak-small
        english       italian           slovak-large
        esperanto     kurdish-bedirxan  slovenian
        estonian      kurdish-turkish   spanish-modern
        finnish       latin             spanish-traditional
        french        latvian           swedish
        general       lithuanian        turkish
        german-din    lower-sorbian     upper-sorbian
        german-duden  norwegian         vietnamese
        greek-iso     polish

       German recognizes two different sorting schemes to handle umlauts: normally, "ae" is
       sorted like "ae", but in phone books or dictionaries, it is sorted like "a". The first
       scheme is known as DIN order, the second as Duden order.

       "*-iso" language names assume that the raw index entries are in ISO 8859-9 encoding.

       "gypsy" is a northern Russian dialect.

       Cyrillic scripts

        belarusian    mongolian         serbian
        bulgarian     russian           ukrainian
        macedonian

       Other scripts

        greek         klingon

       Available Codepages

       This is not yet written. You can look them up in your xindy distribution, in the
       modules/lang/language/ directory (where language is your language). They are named
       variant-codepage-lang.xdy, where variant- is most often empty (for german, it's "din5007"
       and "duden"; for spanish, it's "modern" and "traditional", etc.)

        < Describe available codepages for each language >

        < Describe relevance of codepages (as internal representation) for
          LaTeX inputenc >

ENVIRONMENT

       "XINDY_SEARCHPATH"
           A list of directories where the xindy modules are searched in. No subtree searching is
           done (as in TDS-conformant TeX).

           If this environment variable is not set, the default is used:
           ".:"modules_dir":"modules_dir"/base". modules_dir is determined at run time, relative
           to the xindy command location: Either it's ../modules, that's the case for
           opt-installations.  Or it's ../lib/xindy/modules, that's the case for
           usr-installations.

       "XINDY_LIBDIR"
           Library directory where xindy.mem is located.

           The modules directory may be a subdirectory, too.

COMPATIBILITY TO MAKEINDEX

       xindy does not claim to be completely compatible with MakeIndex, that would prevent some
       of its enhancements. That said, we strive to deliver as much compatibility as possible.
       The most important incompatibilities are

       ·   For raw index entries in LaTeX syntax, "\index{aaa|bbb}" is interpreted differently.
           For MakeIndex "bbb" is markup that is output as a LaTeX tag for this page number. For
           xindy, this is a location attribute, an abstract identifier that will be later
           associated with markup that should be output for that attribute.

           For straight-forward usage, when "bbb" is "textbf" or similar, we supply location
           attribute definitions that mimic MakeIndex's behaviour.

           For more complex usage, when "bbb" is not an identifier, no such compatibility
           definitions exist and may also not been created with current xindy. In particular,
           this means that by default the LaTeX package "hyperref" will create raw index files
           that cannot be processed with xindy. This is not a bug, this is the unfortunate result
           of an intented incompatibility. It is currently not possible to get both hyperref's
           index links and use xindy.

           A similar situation is reported to exist for the "memoir" LaTeX class.

           Programmers who know Common Lisp and Lex and want to work on a remedy should please
           contact the author.

       ·   The MakeIndex compatibility definitions support only the default raw index syntax and
           markup definition. It is not possible to configure raw index parsing or use a
           MakeIndex style file to describe output markup.

KNOWN ISSUES

       Option -q also prevents output of error messages. Error messages should be output on
       stderr, progress messages on stdout.

       There should be a way to output the final index to stdout. This would imply -q, of course.

       LaTeX raw index parsing should be configurable.

       Codepage "utf8" should be supported for all languages, and should be used as internal
       codepage for LaTeX inputenc re-encoding.

SEE ALSO

       texindy(1), tex2xindy(1)

AUTHOR

       Joachim Schrod

LEGALESE

       Copyright (c) 2004-2010 by Joachim Schrod.

       xindy is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the
       GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
       of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.