[tex-eplain] how to hard code bibliography

Hongzheng Wang wanghz at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 08:52:17 CET 2008

It works!

 I composed a file with the basename being that of the job (it seems
 that \bblfilebasename can be used to refer to different file, but I
 haven't tried it yet).  And then fill it by a sequence of bibitems,
 just like I do in thebibliography environment in LaTeX.  After two
 rounds of running, the generated pdf file looks very well.

 Thank you very much.

 On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 7:04 AM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
 >  eplain as thebibliography environment in latex?
 >  Eplain reads exactly what BibTeX outputs.  If you create the bbl file by
 >  hand, instead of using BibTeX, Eplain is not going to know the
 >  difference.
 >  I haven't tried it, but I do think you have to put your material in a
 >  .bbl file and read it that way, rather than just including it in your
 >  main document .tex file.  The code implementing the bbl commands is only
 >  active in that context.  (We wouldn't to define a global \begin and
 >  \end, for example.)
 >  Oleg, if I'm correct, something along these lines should probably go
 >  into the doc in the fullness of time ...
 >  Best,
 >  Karl


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