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ID 124🔗
Date: 2017-04-07 16:21:57
Status Closed (Not a Bug)
Category glossaries
Version v4.26
Summary If a non reverenced glossary entry has a see field. Die Entry is in the Glossary anyway.

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If one adds an Glossary entry in the following Format.
description={compact disc},
first={compact disc (CD)},
The Acronymentry is shown regardless of it's usage.


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description={compact disc}

description={compact disc},
first={compact disc (CD)},

description={digital versatile disc},
first={digital versatile disc DVD}


First use \gls{DVD}\    subsequent \gls{DVD}




This isn't a bug. The see key is designed to behave in this way. From the user manual (emphasis added):

Cross-reference another entry. Using the see key will automatically add this entry to the glossary, but will not automatically add the cross-referenced entry. The referenced entry should be supplied as the value to this key.
If you don't want the entry automatically added you could instead do:
description={compact disc\glssee[Glossary:]{CD}{cd}},
first={compact disc (CD)}

Update 2020-03-02: there's more flexibility with the glossaries-extra package. You can use the package option autoseeindex=false to prevent the automatic indexing performed by the see combined with indexcrossrefs which will automatically index any cross-references that haven't been marked as used at the end of the document. A more powerful alternative is to use glossaries-extra with bib2gls.



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