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ID 50🔗
Date: 2020-10-02 07:25:30
Status Open
Category glossaries-extra
Summary Add hints on embedding QRcodes in the glossary

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Description

It would be nice to add a note in the doc on combining glossaries-extra / bib2gls with the qrcode package. To create a qrcode enabled glossary:
% required packages
\usepackage{url}
\usepackage{qrcode}
\usepackage{marginnote}

% the qrcode enabled glossary style
\newglossarystyle{qrlist}% style name
{%
   \setglossarystyle{list}% use list as base
   % % main entries :
   \renewcommand*{\glossentry}[2]{%
   \item[\glsentryitem{##1}%
      \glstarget{##1}{\glossentryname{##1}}]
      % expect the url to be stored in the user1 field
      \glsxtrifhasfield{useri}{##1}{%
         \url{\glscurrentfieldvalue}% print the url in a pretty format
         \vspace{2cm}% make sure the qrcodes are not overlapping
         \marginnote{%
            \qrcode[%
               height=1.5cm,%
            ]{\glscurrentfieldvalue}%
         }%
         }{% false
      }%
   }%
}
To get the url into the user1 field the following can be done with bib2gls
\GlsXtrLoadResources[
   src={%
      webpages,% entries in a webpages.bib file
   },%
    entry-type-aliases={%
       website=entry,%
    },% needed for bib2gls to recognize entries
    replicate-fields={%
       url=user1,% load url into the user1 field
    }, %  copy the values
]
with webpages.bib containing
@website{dickimaw-books,
  name={Dickimaw Books},
  url={https://www.dickimaw-books.com},
}

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Evaluation

There are a lot of packages that can be used with glossaries-extra and bib2gls. It would unfortunately clutter up the glossaries-extra manual to have them all there as that’s intended to just cover the additional commands and features not provided by the base glossaries package.

The bib2gls manual has a chapter of examples, so it could be added there, but I think it would be more useful to add it to the gallery (which is referenced at the start of both the glossaries and glossaries-extra documentation). Would you like me to add it to the bib2gls section?

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