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StatusClosed (Not a Bug)
Summarydropping/missing entrys


The combination of tex.xdy and glossaries.sty in [example] resulted in the automated creation of input for xindy. That input if written by a human would clearly show a fundamental misunderstanding how xindy works, says Joachim (xindy). Suggestion: \newglossaryentry{foo}{..} should append the gls name ("foo") to the xindy-sort-key in order to make it unique (even after application of merge-rules). MWE at stackexchange: [Link] Discussion in xindy-discuss@... [Link] [Link] [Link]




description={text t}
name={\ensuremath{\Delta t}},
description={missing text delta}
description={text tau}
description={missing text gamma}
\newacronym{abc}{ABC}{the ABC thing}


This isn't a bug. The glossaries documentation states that you must provide the sort key if the name contains commands. For example:
description={missing text gamma}
This is analogous to \index where you can't do \index{\ensuremath{\gamma_k}} but must do \index{gamma_k@\ensuremath{\gamma_k}}.

The suggestion, if implemented in glossaries, would break plenty of existing documents that rely on the sort key behaving as documented (for example, dual-entry glossaries that use a prefixing system for the label). The solution is to either add the sort key for each entry or provide a command that sets the sort key from the label. For example:


description={missing text gamma}}

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