Create a glossary entry


Glossmarks are used for marking a word within the manuscript so that it can be assembled into the back-matter's glossary.


There are four components to a glossmark:

  1. The glossmark delimiters, which consist of two vertical-bars || placed at the start and end.
  2. The coalescer, which is an arbitrary name preceded by a fullstop .
  3. The interscribed term, which is delimited by apostrophes ' '
  4. The adjunct definition, which is delimited by quotation marks " "
 ||.coalescer 'interscribed term' "adjunct definition"||
The four components of a glossmark


The glossmark delimiters mark the start and end of the expression.

The coalescer is used by the glossary builder to assemble terms and their definitions into meaningful groups. It may be omitted.

The interscribed term is the word (or phrase) being defined. It is emitted into the document at the point in the manuscript where it occurs.

The adjunct definition is the sentence that describes the term. It is used by the glossary builder, and is emitted into the document, together with all other terms and definitions, at the point in the manuscript where a !build-glossary pragma occurs.


Here is what glossmarks look like within the body of a manuscript.

This was a high-water mark in ||.ru 'détente' "easing of hostilities"||
between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Gorbachev's dual program of ||.ru 'perestroika' "restructuring"|| and
||.ru 'glasnost' "openness"||
launched his nation on a dramatic new course.

div {
h1 Glossary of Terms
!build-glossary .ru *order=alpha *junctors=yes
Sample using glossmark syntax

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