[OS X TeX] Texshop, bibtex and utf-8

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at me.com
Tue Nov 17 16:49:42 CET 2015

> On Nov 17, 2015, at 00:44 , Martin Bergren <martin.berggren at cs.umu.se> wrote:
> No, perhaps predictibly so. Using \cite{Hö03} or other keys with umlauts generates the error ‘Missing \endcsname inserted’. So umlauts in the content field of a tag in the bib file seems to be accepted, but not in the key. The behavior is the same whether a numerical or alphabetical reference style is used. Working example attached.

BibTeX cite keys cannot include non-ASCII characters (among other things). Other 7 or 8-bit characters will generally pass through unscathed in the data fields, but may not sort correctly. You can use bibtex8 with some character sets for correct sorting. 



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