[OS X TeX] Bibliography management

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Sun Dec 28 20:23:28 CET 2014

On 28/12/2014 19:18, Simon Spiegel wrote:
> Looking beyond BibTeX, there are now a bunch of tools which use the Citation Style Language (CSL). CSL is a very powerful open standard which is, among others, supported by Papers, Zotero and Mendeley (the latter two are free). While not as powerful as biblatex/biber, it is quite versatile, has a lot of traction among developers, offers a lot of ready-made styles and is supported by many WYSIYWG-apps. Unfortunately, there is no LaTeX implementation of CSL, although this could definitely be done. This means that people who want to use Zotero et al. together with LaTeX will end up exporting BibTeX.

With my 'LaTeX3' hat on, I've been wondering about how one might tackle
to competing desires to have a way of describing bibliography styles in
a simple form and of allowing the complex set-ups needed in some subject
areas. Off-topic for the current discussion, but this is certainly
something worth further consideration. (In a LaTeX context, the idea of
being able to alter the style 'in the doc' is worthwhile, but that
imposes some requirements on how things can be described.)
Joseph Wright

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