[OS X TeX] Who is using biblatex?

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Tue Nov 30 03:46:46 CET 2010

On Nov 24, 2010, at 4:40 PM, Alan T Litchfield wrote:

> Hi all,
> Been looking this morning at switching over to biblatex in order to  
> remedy an apparent problem I have with some reference types and  
> apacite. I have made an engine for TeXShop to run bibtex8, that's  
> all good.
> Essentially I have been looking at what might be required for a  
> switch to APA 6th from 5th. the biblatex bib file is a very  
> different looking beast to a bibtex bib file and mine is about 176kb  
> (a lot of references to convert).
> From what I have seen biblatex seems to have got some good press and  
> application appears to be quite logical. There is also the nice  
> looking biblatex-apa.
> Is there anyone on the list that is currently using this (biblatex  
> or biblatex-apa)? Apart from the major changes to structure (and I  
> am afraid I am very comfortable with bibtex field structures), are  
> there any issues you found?
> I don't use a bib database like BibDesk. I just use TeXshop as a  
> text editor to maintain the bib file and link citations.

Hi, I've been gradually moving to biblatex over the past couple of  
years.  I haven't found any direct incompatibilities with bib files,  
but my needs are pretty pedestrian, so maybe there are weird reference  
types that I'm unaware of.  Biblatex does add a bunch of fields, but  
the standard ones are all there, so I think you only need to add new  
field types on an as-needed basis.

Have you tried taking an existing document and just using biblatex-apa  
to do the references?


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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