# [texhax] Re: Two List of Acronyms problems

Shaun Jackman sjackman at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 22:40:45 CEST 2005

```On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 06:06:12 +0100, Reinhard Kotucha
<reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
> Shaun Jackman <sjackman at gmail.com> writes:
>   > LaTeX and glosstex formats a list of acronyms like so:
>   > IrDA..... Infrared Data Association	A wireless communication protocol commonly used by
>   > handhelds.
>
>   > I have two things I'd like to change:
>
>   > 1. The lower case 'r' is typeset as a small-cap and not a lower
>   > case letter. How can I change this?
>
> Certainly its not the lower case 'r' which is typeset in small-caps
> but the string "IrDA".  If the 'r' in "Infrared Data" is in
> small-caps (and only the 'r'), then something seems to be broken.

I suppose the entire string is small-caps. So what I meant to say then
is that the 'r' is typeset as a small upper-case letter, and the I, D,
and A are all typeset as large upper-case letters. I'd like the 'r' to
be typeset as a lower case 'r'.

Now that I think about it, it would be nice if the acronym, and
perhaps its expansion as well, were bolded as the glossary does.

>   > 2. The acronym's expansion and the definition are separated only
>   > by white space. I'd like to separate them by a dash. How can I
>   > accomplish this?
>
> It would be very helpful to have small .tex file which shows your
> problem.  Otherwise we have to make some assumptions about the
> packages you use.  On the first glance it seems that it is not too
> difficult to solve your problems, maybe the package you use even
> provides some options for customization.

I'm using the glosstex package with pdflatex in an article class.

The relevant TeX lines are these:
\usepackage{glosstex}
\printglosstex(acr)

The relevant gdf line is this:
@entry{IrDA, IrDA, Infrared Data Association} A protocol suite used in
wireless infrared communication. It is often used between hand-held
computers.