embedding self-describing bibtex in dvi or pdf
peter at silmaril.ie
Wed Oct 30 12:03:57 CET 2019
If you want to do this, I would urge you to contact Peter Murray-Rust,
whose work on extracting meaningful data from PDFs is well advanced.
On 29/10/2019 11:01, Mike Marchywka wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 11:53:58AM +0100, Uwe Ziegenhagen wrote:
>> Would something like attachfile help you?
>> You could simply attach the bib file.
> Thnks, in fact attaching the bib file is the example they use :)
> Does anyone use this and what is the best way to extract it without
> user intervention? I guess ideally it would not be just a file but
> a set of arbitrary key-value pairs another utility could read like pdfinfo
> but if it is there and can be found without having to parse whole
> pdf file that is great too. Does this work for dvi or just pdf?
> If commonly used, that fixes the bibtex search for a large class of documents.
>> Am Di., 29. Okt. 2019 um 10:33 Uhr schrieb Mike Marchywka <[mailto:marchywka at hotmail.com]marchywka at hotmail.com>:
>> Do these or other formats support this ?
>> For the DVI I can make a special that could be discovered with a dvi
>> interpretter or just a dumb file reader if it is unique enough. PDF I know
>> has a lot of flexibility but not sure what exists for this or if there
>> already is a well known generally accepted approach to put in
>> machine readable citation info.
>> I could imagine tex macro for self info fields but not sure I have ever
>> seen one. pdfinfo comes close for pdf, I guess if you could add arbitrary
>> key-value pairs this would work . What existing tex would let me insert stuff
>> here to read later for bibtex extraction?
>> pdfinfo cases.pdf
>> Creator: LaTeX with hyperref package
>> Producer: pdfTeX-1.40.16
>> CreationDate: Tue Oct 29 04:51:45 2019
>> ModDate: Tue Oct 29 04:51:45 2019
>> Tagged: no
>> UserProperties: no
>> Suspects: no
>> Form: none
>> Pages: 738
>> Encrypted: no
>> Page size: 612 x 792 pts (letter)
>> Page rot: 0
>> File size: 10873604 bytes
>> Optimized: no
>> PDF version: 1.5
>> mike marchywka
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