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ID103
StatusClosed (Fixed)
Categoryglossaries
Versionv4.20
SummaryConfusing Warning: Deprecated use of \glossaryentryfield

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If no default style for glossaries is defined via option nostyles and \printglossary is set wihtout any style, you get the Warning:
Deprecated use of \glossaryentryfield.
In my eyes, that's a little bit confusing. Maybe it is possible to create a specific Warning, that no style was set and a fallback layout is used.

Falk Hanisch

MWE

\listfiles
\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{selinput}\SelectInputMappings{adieresis={ä},germandbls={ß}}
\usepackage[%
  automake,%
  nostyles,%
]{glossaries}
\makeglossaries
\begin{document}
\newglossaryentry{sample}{%
  name={sample},
  description={an example}
}
\gls{sample}
\printglossary
\end{document}

Evaluation

The glossaries package now provides a clearer warning when this situation occurs. Your MWE should now show the following in the transcript:
Package glossaries Warning: No default glossary style provided 
(glossaries)                for the glossary `main'. 
(glossaries)                Using deprecated fallback. 
(glossaries)                To fix this set the style with 
(glossaries)                \setglossarystyle or use the 
(glossaries)                style key=value option on input line 19.
This should hopefully highlight the actual problem and make the later deprecated warning more understandable.

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