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Subject: Re: [office-comment] Index Structure (ODF all versions)

Alex Brown wrote:
>  Also, ODF sometimes mentions "indices", sometimes "indexes". It would be
> nice to standardize on one form - preferably "indexes" since you've got
> an element with that as a substring. 
According to http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/indices
"When referring to a directory listing, the plural indexes 
<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/indexes> should be used."
This is the usage I certainly am comfortable with.

According to http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ind2.htm
/"Index/ is a good example of a small subgroup in which both plurals are 
alive and well but in which usage has separated their senses. Another is 
/appendix/, in which /appendices/ refers to books but /appendixes/ to 
bodily organs. /Indices/ has survived in scientific work, especially in 
mathematics. ... But it’s the only situation in which it’s found. The 
usual plural is /indexes/, which first appeared in the seventeenth 
century. If you’re talking about several of the sort in books, for 
example, that’s the right one to use."

For some amusement see

Rick Jelliffe

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