There may be times that you want to create a custom sort order for your Flare index or glossary. You can do this by adding a "Sort As" term to the index or glossary term. Custom sort orders are especially important when translating a Flare project because terms in each translated language may have different spellings or pronunciations that are not automatically picked up by Flare. Because of this, you may need to specify how the index or glossary should sort a term, so the term is identified correctly when the Lingo project is exported back to Flare.
You are translating a project into Japanese, which uses three different character types. You are translating mostly in kanji, but you want to use katakana in your index and glossary because these characters are phonetic.
Because of this, you use Lingo's sort as feature to add katakana "Sort As" terms for each index and glossary word in the Lingo project.
Later, when the project is exported back to Flare, the index and glossary are sorted using the katakana alphabet instead of the kanji alphabet.
- Open and translate the MadCap Flare glossary (.flglo) and index (.liindexmap) files in your Lingo project. See Translating Files.
- Select File > Project Properties. The Project Properties dialog opens.
- Select the Sort Order tab.
From the Select file drop-down, select the index or glossary file you want to sort. The terms in the file appear in the grid below.
Note: If your project has been filtered by a target or condition tag, the glossary file only displays terms that have not been excluded.
Review the terms in each Entry column. These are the terms you entered in the MadCap Flare glossary (.flglo) and index (.liindexmap) files. If you need to enter a new term for sorting, type it in the Sort As column.
Note: You can also see the Entry and Sort As terms from the source project, if applicable.
Note: You can only make changes in the Sort As column. If you need to change the term in the Entry column, you can edit the translation in the glossary or index file.
- (Optional) Repeat steps 4-5 for any other index and glossary files.
- Click OK.
When translated project is exported back to Flare, the index and glossary will use the new terms to alphabetize the entries.