[OS X TeX] abbreviations in Bibtex
Manfred Braun
manfred.braun at uni-due.de
Fri Jul 9 21:04:41 CEST 2021
I think the reason is that you have written ”Acta Mathematica” with opening and closing quotation marks. It should be simply "Acta Mathematica". Maybe your editor converts the quotation marks automatically to opening and closing, which are different.
Manfred
> On 09 Jul 2021, at 19:54, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu> wrote:
>
> I’m confused by the following phenomenon:
>
> Following the LaTex Companion, \S 13.2.3 (pp 769ff), I tried to make my references to standard journals uniform by putting, at the beginning of my .bib file, a set of abbreviations in the following format (eg):
>> @string{Acta =``Acta Mathematica''}
>
> and then use the abbreviation in the following way (eg):
>> @article{Poincare:residues,
>> author={Henri Poincar\'e},
>> title={\foreignlanguage{french}{Sur les residusdes int\'egrales doubles}},
>> journal=Acta,
>> volume={9},
>> year={1886/7},
>> pages={321-380}
>> }
>
>
> I get an error messages in my console:
>> This is BibTeX, Version 0.99d (TeX Live 2017)
>> The top-level auxiliary file: Coeur.aux
>> The style file: plain.bst
>> Database file #1: calculus.bib
>> Warning--string name "``acta" is undefined
>> --line 2 of file calculus.bib
>> Missing "}" in string command---line 2 of file calculus.bib
>> : @string{acta =``acta
>> : Mathematica''}
>> I'm skipping whatever remains of this command
>
>
> and it seems to quit after a lot of these kinds of errors.
>
> What am I doing wrong? Has the format changed since the Latex Companion was written?
>
>
>
> Zbigniew Nitecki
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