[XeTeX] XeTeX, BibTeX and sorting

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Wed Apr 29 14:21:58 CEST 2009

Kosta Welke wrote:
> Hi!
> Using utf8 in bib files works just fine. However, sorting is a bit off:
> Non-Ascii characters are not sorted in a sensible way, i.e. as layed
> out in http://unicode.org/reports/tr10/
> An example can be found here:
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.editors.lyx.general/56241
> Are there any plans to fix this?
> Cheers,
> Kosta

Hello Kosta,

Nothing to do with XeTeX, and UTF8 works "fine" with BibTeX only under
certain circumstances (basically if BibTeX leaves non-Latin characters
alone). For biblatex, there is a project called "biber" to produce
something UTF8 compatbile (amongst other things). I'm not sure anything
will ever happen with BibTeX itself.
Joseph Wright

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