[texhax] BibTeX and its limitations

Philip G. Ratcliffe philipratcliffe at tiscali.it
Mon Nov 17 18:14:34 CET 2003

> bibtex needs to free itself of its belief in 7-bit encoding, it needs
> to learn to sort in more than just american, and so on.  (i know 8-bit
> versions of bibtex are available; i don't know of any sorting
> mechanism other than english, and i don't know how one might deal with
> more than one 8-bit character set in a bibtex database, let alone any
> unicode set.)

Have a look at C:\TeX\texmf\doc\bibtex8\00readme.txt on sorting and
codepages.  I confess, I've never examined the question, but it does appear
to be dealt with in BibTeX8.

Cheers,  Phil

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