[XeTeX] Newbie question re XeTex and BibTeX

Steven Shaviro shaviro at shaviro.com
Tue May 23 18:26:22 CEST 2006

Excuse this newbie question, but I didn't find an answer to it in a  
quick search of the archives.

I've recently converted some files from being processed in straight  
LaTeX to processing them in XeLaTeX. Basically this involved encoding  
the files with UTF-8 Unicode, and changing the style of the quotes  
(from `` to ", and so on).

There is an associated BibTeX file, and as instructed I have  
converted its encoding as well to UTF-8 Unicode. However, when I run  
BibTeX on the file, to generate the bibliography as part of my LaTeX  
document, I still get artifacts of 8-bit processing. For instance,  
article titles are enclosed, not in curly quotes (like they are in  
the main typeset document) but with things like:

Someone, Somebody. ``Title of Article." Journal, 2001.

So, I presume, somehow the .bib file is still being read by XeTeX as  
if `` and '' were being input for the quotation marks, rather than ".  
(There are no quotation marks in the .bib file itself; this is just  
how the titles are being formatted bibliographically).

thanks for any help with this. What else do I have to do to make  
the .bib file processed correctly by XeLaTex?

Steven Shaviro shaviro at shaviro.com
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