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ID 16🔗
Date: 2013-09-06 17:00:56
Status Closed (Implemented)
Category glossaries
Summary Provide "symbol" and "number" options in the spirit of "acronym" option

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Description

It is a very nice feature that \newglossary entries with name which are macros (resp. numbers) are, within the main \print(ed)glossary, grouped (under headings "Symbols" and "Numbers"), at least with some styles.

What could be nice would be to provide "symbol" and "number" options, in the spirit of "acronym" option, in order to let these entries belong to their proper glossary lists and, hence, not the main belong \print(ed)glossary.

Denis Bitouzé

MWE

No mwe.tex

Evaluation

I've added these new package options to experimental version 3.11a, but I've used \printsymbols and \printnumbers instead of \printsymbol and \printnumber as it seemed more logical that way (since you're printing a list of numbers/symbols rather than just one).

With regard to the acronyms, if the package option "acronym" is used and option "compatible-3.07" has not been used, the package will define \printacronyms at the beginning of the document if it isn't already defined. (Otherwise there might be compatibility issues with older documents that use the "acronym" option where the user has defined \printacronyms as a convenient shortcut.)

Update 2013-11-14

I've now uploaded glossaries version 4.0 to CTAN.

Comments

2 comments.

🔗Comment from Nicola Talbot 🦜
Date: 2013-10-14 15:41:27

Do you mean something along the lines of a package option "symbols" that just does:

\newglossary[slg]{symbols}{sls}{slo}{\glssymbolsgroupname}
and a package option "numbers" that just does:
\newglossary[nlg]{numbers}{nls}{nlo}{\glsnumbersgroupname}
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🔗Comment from Denis Bitouzé
Date: 2013-10-14 18:24:28

> Do you mean something along the lines of a package option "symbols" that just does:
> \newglossary[slg]{symbols}{sls}{slo}{\glssymbolsgroupname}

Yes, and maybe an extra command \printsymbol[〈options〉] as an alias of \printglossary[type=symbols,〈options〉]

> and a package option "numbers" that just does:
> \newglossary[nlg]{numbers}{nls}{nlo}{\glsnumbersgroupname}

Yes, and an extra command similar as above.

BTW, a \printacronym[〈options〉] as an alias of \printglossary[type=\acronymtype,〈options〉] could also be nice.

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