# New on CTAN: testidx

```Nicola Talbot submitted the

testidx```
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package.

Version number: 1.0 2016-10-17

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Summary description: Dummy text for testing index styles and indexing applications
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A LaTeX package that provides a command to produce dummy text interspersed with \index commands to test an index style or indexing application. The dummy text is mostly in English, but includes extended Latin characters provided either through LaTeX accent commands or directly with UTF-8 characters, depending on the setup, to allow for testing extended Latin alphabets.
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The package's Catalogue entry can be viewed at
http://www.ctan.org/pkg/testidx

The package's files themselves can be inspected at
http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/testidx

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For the CTAN Team
Erik Braun

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