[texhax] Questions about Bibtex page range setting

阮铮 rz1991 at foxmail.com
Fri Jun 1 20:32:53 CEST 2012

Hi Tom,

Thank you for your hint. I set up a wee example, it generate a single dash when I write one dash in the database. But when I compile my working file, it will generate two dashes no matter how many dashes I give to pages in .bib database. Obviously, I have to debug it myself. Thanks for your help.

Ruan Zheng

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From:  "Thomas Schneider"<schneidt at mail.nih.gov>;
Date:  Sat, Jun 2, 2012 02:11 AM
To:  "????"<rz1991 at foxmail.com>; 
Cc:  "texhax"<texhax at tug.org>; 
Subject:  Re: [texhax] Questions about Bibtex page range setting


> Well, I do not just want to keep it in the database. I am seeking
> for a method to generate a single dash in my final output, since
> latex will always put two dashes in the pdf file. Do you have any
> suggestions?

Not being an expert on these things, I created a PDF with an entry
from a double dash in the bib database.  This comes out as a single
dash when cutting and pasting.  It's a unicode double byte character. 
It does NOT look like two dashes in Skim on Mac OS X.  I get 3 unicode
bytes cutting from an Acrobat display.  In acrobat it looks and
handles like one character.

So I can't replicate your effect.


  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
  Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  http://alum.mit.edu/www/toms (permanent)
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