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

Martin Bergren martin.berggren at cs.umu.se
Tue Nov 17 17:51:49 CET 2015

> On 17 Nov 2015, at 16:49 , Adam R. Maxwell <amaxwell at me.com> wrote:
>> 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. 
> https://www.ctan.org/pkg/bibtex8bit

Great! Then I’ve learned something new today! There are apparently .csf files that defines the sorting for bibtex8. It seems to be biblatex, though, that has the largest selection of such files, for instance for Swedish lexical ordering. Would these work for bibtex as well?

Martin Berggren
Department of Computing Science, 
UMIT Research Lab
Umeå Universitet
Campustorget 5, S-901 87 Umeå, Sweden. Ph: +46-70-732 8111
http://www.cs.umu.se/~martinb, Martin.Berggren at cs.umu.se

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