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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Chinese Index

Sorry, I didn't test this version before posting it.  I assumed it would work like the earlier versions.  I'll check it out and report back.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
On 6/1/2018 5:28 AM, Maxime Bégnis wrote:

Hi Bob,

I could not make it work:

in autoidx-kimber.xsl there is a reference to the Java class com.isogen.saxoni18n.Saxoni18nService:


but that class is missing from the archive given in the page from the DocBook wiki. i18n_support.jar does not contain it. I found some references to it in the sources but it's not there.

So the stylesheet terminates with with the xsl:message on line 69 (docbook-xsl-ns-1.75.2)

Le 31/05/2018 à 23:03, Bob Stayton a écrit :

I'm pleased to announce the availability on the DocBook Wiki of Eliot Kimber's open-source Java toolkit for internationalized back-of-book indexes.  It can handle sorting and collation of all languages, including Asian languages like Chinese (both alphabets), Japanese, and Korean.  You can download it from this page:


He includes complete documentation in the zip file, and my XSL book has a quick start guide for using it with DocBook (the links in my book are out of date, but the Wiki page is up to date):


I have used this toolkit in the past and it works.  You may need to do some configuring to get it to work, but the results are worth it if you are doing Asian language indexes.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
On 5/30/2018 2:13 AM, Maxime Bégnis wrote:


I'm using in my customization layer (docbook-xsl-ns-1.75.2):

<xsl:import href="" class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl-ns/current/fo/profile-docbook.xsl" moz-do-not-send="true">"http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl-ns/current/fo/profile-docbook.xsl" />
<xsl:import href="" class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl-ns/current/fo/autoidx-kosek.xsl" moz-do-not-send="true">"http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl-ns/current/fo/autoidx-kosek.xsl" />

<xsl:param name="index.method">kosek</xsl:param>

For a Russian language document, the index sorting by letter works very well. For Chinese there is no sorting.

If I modify my custom l10n for Chinese to put in the letters list a few  random Chinese symbols, it works fine for those:

<l:l10n language="zh" english-language-name="Chinese">
      <l:l i="-1"/>
      <l:l i="0">符号</l:l>
      <l:l i="1">不</l:l>
      <l:l i="1">不</l:l>
      <l:l i="2">危</l:l>
      <l:l i="2">危</l:l>
      <l:l i="3">C</l:l>
      <l:l i="3">c</l:l>
      <l:l i="4">D</l:l>
      <l:l i="4">d</l:l>


Does someone have a pointer to a list of the Chinese symbols that should be used in an index?

Thank you very much for any help,

Maxime Bégnis
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