# CSL code to bibtex citations styles?

Mike Marchywka marchywka at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 12 13:38:18 CEST 2022

On Sun, Jun 12, 2022 at 11:56:13AM +0100, David Carlisle wrote:
>    see for example a discussion of biblatex v csl at
>    [https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/434946/citation-style-language-vs-biblatex-vs-possibly-other-citing-systems]https:
>    //tex.stackexchange.com/questions/434946/citation-style-language-vs-biblatex-vs-possibly-other-citing-systems

Thanks,
but AFAICT it sounds like you should be
able to generate a bst file from the CSL ? So I guess the specific
question still remains, " can you generate a bst file from the CSL?"

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I'm the creator of CSL, which I originally created for very simple reasons:

While I used LaTeX, I work in a field which requires Word-compatible files; LaTeX not accepted.
I saw no reason why such styling needed to be tightly-coupled to the output format. So my prototype XSLT implementation had output drivers for LaTeX (bypassing BibTeX), HTML, and RTF, IIRC. I found that worked pretty well and so was a proof-of-concept (I used it to format my first book), and has since remained a priority.
One additional advantage of that output flexibility is a much larger potential user base for CSL styles, which in turn can lead to many more supported styles.

I have a lot of respect for biblatex though; it's a great solution if you can work exclusively in LaTeX.

But you probably want to use CSL if you need non-LaTeX output targets.

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>    On Sun, 12 Jun 2022 at 11:39, Mike Marchywka <[mailto:marchywka at hotmail.com]marchywka at hotmail.com> wrote:
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>      I was browsing the Zotero webforum, still nothing I have submitted
>      as a post or reply has been published lol, and
>      ran into this site that apparently creates xml descriptions
>      of citation formats. For example,
>      [https://editor.citationstyles.org/styleInfo/?styleId=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zotero.org%2Fstyles%2Fapa]https://editor.citation
>      styles.org/styleInfo/?styleId=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zotero.org%2Fstyles%2Fapa
>      IS there some utility to translate this stuff into bibtex
>      or is that some other descrption language commonly used?
>      I was still playing around with generalized bibliographies,
>      adaptation to "bill of materials" and it seems languages
>      like this may be useful.
>      I've noticed with TooBib many places are making it harder to
>      chrome, I have made a utility called Chromate, seems important
>      now.  Any other automated tools running into problems?
>      Still have not gotten the Zotero web form to work with any
>      pdf file however...
>      Thanks.
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mike marchywka
306 charles cox
canton GA 30115
USA, Earth
marchywka at hotmail.com
404-788-1216
ORCID: 0000-0001-9237-455X